||From the author of Don't Eat Your Heart Out and other bestselling books on diet and healthy living that together have over 1.8 million copies in print, here is a "how-to" book providing information and motivation for readers to take control of their cardiac health. In CHOICES FOR A HEALTHY HEART, Piscatella broadens his focus to the major lifestyle factors-diet, exercise, stress, and smoking-which affect cardiac fitness, whether as rehabilitation for heart patients or preventive action for people at risk.
His information gives new insight into how healthy choices and changes can be made to control heart disease, which is a culturally induced epidemic affecting 5.5 million Americans. He reveals why people under stress have difficulty ridding themselves of cholesterol. He examines how poor exercise habits have contributed to heart disease in adults-and in children. He investigates the effect of smoking in real terms: one pack of cigarettes a day produces as much strain on the heart as being 100 pounds overweight. And, he continues to provide solid dietary principles for reducing cholesterol, keeping blood pressure in line, and controlling weight.
Exploding the myths asserted by the $12-billion weight-loss industry, Piscatella thoroughly and refreshingly affirms that a heart-healthy diet and exercise program is the most effective way to lose excess fat and keep it off forever.
Bernie Piscatella's 200 new easy-to-follow recipes have been calculated for calorie counts and fat content and include such zesty dishes as Fettucini with Scallops and Pesto, Veal Chops with Lemon and Pepper, and Banana Cream Pudding.
440,000 copies in print.