Weekend Book Giveaway: “Belly Fat Diet For Dummies” Book

Belly Fat Diet for DummiesWe’ve got another good book for our Weekend Book Giveaway! This time ten Appetite for Health fans will win a copy of the brand new Belly Fat Diet for Dummies book…and although we know our readers are not “dummies,” this book still might be handy after (or during) the holiday season.

Needs some practical ideas for keeping your eating sane and losing your love handles? Enter our Weekend Book Giveaway and the Belly Fat Diet for Dummies book could be yours—it’s more than just a “diet book”!

Dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE has written an amazingly useful, info-packed book. “Successful weight loss isn’t about deprivation and hunger. To be successful you have to fuel your body with foods that taste great, keep you full, and are great for you.  Belly Fat Diet For Dummies shows you how to do that,” explains Wade.

And yet, the title of this book might mislead you into thinking it’s just another diet book. It’s not…exactly. Yes, it does concentrate more on “belly-related” issues such as which foods to eat to beat bloat and how stress impacts the deposition of fat around the midsection, but it’s more than that. Not only does she present a customizable plan for shedding some fat, she gives the reader 20 chapters (!) of practical tips and information on eating more healthfully—whether for weight loss or not. After all, regardless of whether you’re looking to lose some inches off your waistline, good, healthy eating habits can benefit everyone.

Erin Wade author photo

I love how the author has a section on preparing oneself for dietary change, and how she acknowledges that weight is not just about what you put in your mouth. So many people seem to forget this fact. Lifestyle issues such as stress and physical activity, as well as things like heredity and motivation are part of the weight loss equation as well. Stocking a “belly-friendly” kitchen, how to read nutrition labels, meal plans and of course, recipes, round out the book. Palinski-Wade (pictured at right) covers a lot of ground with this book, so there is something for everyone to learn and utilize on their road to improved health.

To win a copy of the new Belly Fat Diet for Dummies book (a $20 value)  in our Weekend Book Giveaway, here’s what to do: First, make sure you’ve “Liked” Appetite for Health on Facebook, then just leave us a comment below (not on Facebook please) to let us know why you’d like to win this new book. Enter by Sunday, Nov. 11 at midnight. Good luck!

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  1. Todd Bliss says

    I want to win because I have some belly fat to lose and I think this book could help me do just that.
    So I would appreciate it if you would pick me.

  2. plongsine@gmail.com says

    I have been trying to lose my belly fat. i just can’t :( I have all upper fat and heart disease is strong in my family. I so need this book’s help!

  3. Martha frenz says

    I.would love to win this book. I need something to give me a boost start. I’m at the gym 3 days a week and does not zeem to be helping.

  4. Andre Kato says

    I’d like to win this book to share it with a friend living near beach! I bet she will love it!

  5. Jim K. says

    I subscribe and read your newsletter on a daily basis. I’m not too far gone yet, but know as I get older it will get harder to lose what belly I’ve got. This book will steer me in the right direction.

  6. Danny W. says

    I’ve been trying to lose the “spare tire” for months now. Any additional tips to help me get the most of my time in the gym would be great!

  7. Brenda Riley says

    Both my husband and I could use this book. We try, but then we give up! Maybe it’s natural? Nah, I need this book!

  8. Dorothy says

    after retiring fr om the NYC Police Dept. in 07 have been putting on some unnecessary pounds would love a little help after helping others. Thanks for the chance

  9. Brenda Cowie says

    currently involved in a diabetes and heart disease program at the local Y. Would love to own this book as it would be a plus for this family. As the program comes to an end. We need to keep working to lose.

  10. Donna K. says

    This would be an awesome book to have to help me lose my belly fat. Have been unsuccessful so far so any help I can get would be great

  11. Jean Tenz says

    I have a copy already. It’s a great book!! I would like to win a copy so I can give it to someone as a gift.

  12. Jennifer D. says

    I think it’d be good for me to read a ‘dummied down’ version of what I need to do to lose my belly in particular.

  13. sandy j says

    i do watch what i eat and frequent the gym, but i don’t think that is doing enough, it just seems my metabolism has slowed down, a lot !

  14. Eliza Klinger says

    I like AFH on Facebook
    FB name Eliza Chadley Labayen Klinger
    I would love to win this book because after having kids my core and belly could use some great toning. Also, I’m interested on all the healthy tips that are in the book!!

  15. Diane Mason says

    I didn’t even know they had written a book on this subject!!! Since it’s for dummies, I think I could understand it!!! I WANT THIS SO BADLY!!!!!!

  16. Tiffany says

    I would like to win this book to help me understand how to get rid of the inches of belly fat (mommy belly) covering all of my new muscle that I have been working so hard to get. I CrossFit and this is the only area I am having trouble getting toned. I would also like to share it with my mother and 2 sisters who have struggled with belly fat for most of their lives.

  17. Teresa C. says

    Losing belly fat is so important to my health for so many reasons. When you have increased belly fat you are at risk for many health issues that can eventually be deadly if not “repaired”. I want my belly fat gone so I can be here for many years to come. Not only for my health but also to be here for my husband and two boys. I would love this book to get a jump start on my weight loss!

  18. Mary T. says

    I would really love to win this book…have lots of belly fat that is just hanging around and is so unhealthy for me! Thanks ;0)

  19. Dot Van Cleave says

    I have lost 40, trying to loose another 20. My belly fat has seemed to become softer & it is disproportionate to my hips & butt. I could sure use some help as a disabled person, can do a lot of the exercises many programs require. Feel lost, frustrated & somewhat discouraged. Hope this book can give me answers!

  20. Colleen C. says

    I have been struggling to get rid of belly fat around my midsection. I hope this book will help me shed those extra pounds.

  21. Shari W says

    After reaching 40 (and then some), it seems things continue to shift towards my belly/middle. Any extra info on how to defeat this shift is certainly appreciated! (Subscribed & liked!)

  22. Christina says

    I have lost 110 lbs and kept if off for the past 5 years, however when I do seem to put on a little bit of extra weight it’s always in my ab area. Would love to get this book and maybe combat that. And I would share it with friends too.

  23. Megan S. says

    I would LOVE to be the selected winner of this giveaway, simply because I would actually read this book and gain something from it! I have a mostly-slim figure, but I have the dreaded belly pooch that needs some “tightening”.

  24. irene says

    Hi gals! I would love to have this book by my side since I’m taking my belly fat serious now. I need to get my thin waist back! Please pick me!!! :)

  25. Dianne W says

    No matter how many crunches I do, I still have that spare tire! I try to eat right, but when I lose weight, I only lose in upper body, and always gain in the belly and but! I need the book please!

  26. Michelle says

    I have somewhat of an obsession with diet books. Not so much all of the crazy diets, but really just the principles behind them all. This one would be great to add to my collection!

  27. says

    Hi! I am pushing 60, and 50 lbs over weight! I am not very active because of a spinal fusion in low lumbar 1 1/2 yrs ago. So I believe if I had help to lose the 50 lbs,. it would help take pressure off lower spine! This book would help me get started! Thank You and I hope I win :)

  28. Jennifer S. says

    My biggest problem is my belly fat and I think this book would be very helpful in teaching me the proper foods to eat and what to stay away from. I love my food, but would love more to learn the right foods to eat.

  29. Anthony says

    Would love to win because it teaches how to read nutrition labels, which is a foreign language to me and I love trying new recipes.

  30. Zachary says

    I’ve got a belly that I’d like to lose. I started eating healthier and working out a few months ago and this will help with learning to eat better.

  31. Veronica says

    Yesterday I reached the 200 pds mark. Today I had to go up to sizes in pants. It is time to stop the madness (and fat) and get on with my healthy living.

  32. says

    I have lost 75 lbs over the past 2 years and am an avid exerciser. I have toned my body by creating as much lean muscle as I can, but the belly fat just seems to keep sticking with me no matter what. There has to be something I’m missing on the nutrition,even though I due watch closely what I am putting in my body for food. I feel like I know how to eat healthy, but maybe this book could help me figure out how to do it even better. Would love to check it out.

  33. Shirley A says

    started gym workout routine for 8 weeks steadily now working on glutes and legs…time to work on the stomache since given up wheat for the most part

  34. Alie Rodriguez says

    I would love this book! I have been trying to get rid of my belly for years and im having no luck. SO i think this book would be great for me. :)

  35. Dee says

    I try to maintain a healthy diet, but for some reason the belly fat is simply the hardest for me to get rid of. I would love this book! :-)

  36. Harriet says

    Post-New Year, it will be a great time for a diet intervention, so I need some technical pointers!

  37. dianne clark says

    i would love to win this book!really could use the help to lose my belly.also would like to help my sister lose hers.

  38. Steph says

    I’m studying nutritional science and this would be a great book to add to my collection and research!

  39. Wendy says

    I would love to lose this “menopot” belly and perhaps help bring down my high cholesterol numbers as well! Thanks!

  40. krista grandstaff says

    I would like to win because it seems that I have tried everything, but the 15 lbs I have gained this past year is not going anywhere :( I’ve never had a weight issue, but I turned 42 and seemed to gain this weight overnight…UGH!

  41. says

    I am an in shape 64 year old man, who has had a little belly since I was in my twenties and was 6″ tall with a twenty inch waistline. My waistline is now a respectable 32 inches. I have worked my entire life to have a flat stomach. If the secret to my flat stomach is within the pages of this book, I need it

  42. Barbara says

    Have lost quite a bit of weight but can’t seem to get that stubborn belly fat to go. Need to lose it to improve my health as I am a diabetic.

  43. Julie Witek says

    Other than belly fat, I’m in pretty good shape. Quit smoking on Christmas Day, 2006. Ate my way through February 2007 and since then have been carrying around this extra 50#. Kinda wonder how much I would have gained if I’d picked a longer month! I’d love to have this book to get a handle on the problem. Thanks!

  44. Julie La Morte says

    As I’m getting older, the belly fat is harder to get off. This sounds perfect for me because if a diet is too time consuming or complicated I will not stick with it.

  45. Connie Scotto says

    I have gained about six pounds in the past three months.. and yes all in my belly, I think that this book is the boost I need to try to figure out what is happening to my body!!

  46. Helen Zahodiakin says

    I would LOVE to win Belly Fat Diet For Dummies! Because I love reading ALL Health and Fitness Books! I pick up on new things that I didn’t before, and the more HEALTH knowledge for me the better! I SO want to become more intuned with myself, my health, and eating habbits, and just getting healthier, and eating right and JUST FEELING GREAT ABOUT MYSELF! I LOVE READING HEALTH BOOKS AND MAGAZINES!!! I ALWAYS DID! HELEN Z.
    Thats why I would love to WIN that great book! So much to read and learn new things about yourself, and your health!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Cathy Cahill says

    I need a lifestyle change! And it has to involve more exercising and getting rid of this muffin top. I can use all the help I can get. And the easier the better :)

  48. Sue Morris says

    I really need this book and any help it may give! After retiring and menopause, I am packing on the pounds.

  49. jennifer woosley says

    I would love to win because I just had my daughter 5 months ago and I’m having so much trouble losing it this time. Not sure why, I need some extra motivation.

  50. Jason says

    I just saw this contest today. I am going to enter anyway because it really interests me! I went on a diet last year by packing all lunches and eating healthier. I am also going to the gym three to four times a week doing a combination of cardio and strength training. In the past two or three years I have lost twenty pounds, but I still have an additional stubborn ten or so pounds I really want to lose that I struggle with. Guess where it is?! It’s all in the stomach. No matter how I change my diet or exercise routine at this point I haven’t been able to lose it. I need some new tips and workouts to get the weight loss going again.

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