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The Greek Diet by Maria Loi and Sarah Toland

The Greek Diet by Maria Loi and Sarah TolandThe Greek Diet–Lose Up to Ten Pounds in Two Weeks! (@HarperCollins) by renowned chef Maria Loi and former Olympic athlete Sarah Toland is a revisit to the world’s oldest diet by going back to the original source–Ancient Greece.  The authors use a traditional Mediterranean approach they say can help readers lose weight easily and healthily.

The book provides 100 traditional Greek recipes as well as new research showing why they believe this diet is the healthiest food plan in the world, especially for positive effects on the heart.

They list The Twelve Pillar Foods that their research has shown can burn fat and prevent disease. All interesting reading for anyone looking for a diet that could work while you eat unprocessed and delicious foods!

Maria Loi and Sarah Toland, authors of The Greek Diet

Maria Loi and Sarah Toland toasting to their new book, The Greek Diet

 

 

Madeleine Albright Presents “Prague Winter”– A Personal Story

Madeleine Albright

By Laurie McAndish King/March 8, 2013

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I am reading Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, a fascinating book written by Dr. Madeleine Albright, one of the most accomplished and influential women of our time. When she took office as the 64th U.S. Secretary of State, Albright became the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.  [Read more…]

Interview: Jennifer Gilbert On How Life Is Not Always A Goodie Bag

Jennifer Gilbert and family (author of "I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag"

Jennifer Gilbert and her family

By Stacey Gualandi/July 17, 2012

Jennifer Gilbert is the “chief visionary officer” of Save the Date , the in-demand New York-based event planning business. But in her new best-selling memoir, I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag, this married mother of three reveals how she overcame a horrible event from her past, one that she had shared with only a handful of people…until now.

“While you can’t control what happens to you in life or your daily experience, you can decide who you want to be once it happens.”  Jennifer Gilbert

At 22, Jennifer was savagely beaten and left for dead after walking from a New York City subway to visit a friend. She tells an incredible story about the ordeal and how she survived.

I enjoyed her book so much, I wanted to learn more about her journey of healing, overcoming fear, and moving forward to become a successful wife, mother and entrepreneur.  Here’s an excerpt of her interview with me on The Women’s Eye Radio Show…  [Read more…]