Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Little Book of Thin Secrets to Say Thank You

Little Book of Thin illustrator Diana Marye Huff

Here we are, another Monday morning and I have two questions for you. Are you walking around with any thoughts along the line of “ugh why did I eat x, y or z this weekend?” My second seemingly unrelated question is do you know what you’re having for dinner tonight? If you answered “yes” to the first food-guilt question or “no” to the second planning question The Little Book of Thin is for you. I am so appreciative of those of you who have pre-ordered this book. I told you to save your e-receipts and I hope you did because I have a token of my gratitude to send you and these are not just any tokens they are "thin" tokens.

First, you’ll receive the LBT Victory List (oh my goodness my son just came in and said “mom don’t you mean BLT”). Parting ways with that food guilt is one of the cornerstones of Foodtraining and this Victory List will get you started, even before the book arrives. When we’re trapped in “I shouldn’t have had that” mode we’re wasting time that could be spent strategizing. Banish the word willpower from your vocabulary. It’s not about who will win you or the breadbasket, it’s about deciding whether you’re having the bread (or booze or dessert) before you’re in the tricky situation. With the LBT Menu Map you’ll start to wear your food-planning hat and an ounce of prevention is worth many, many pounds of fat.Life is too short to cry over a caramel or an extra cocktail but I know you want to feel your best, come January 1st 2014 (and now even before that) you can.

Here’s what to do: email your proof of purchase to info@foodtrainers.net and type “LBT preorder” in the subject line. We’ll email you your Victory List and Menu Map. And if you can’t locate your receipt, simply email your name and where you preordered from (Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc).

So let’s kick this week off on a positive note. What healthy item did you purchase or cook this weekend? Any fun fall workouts? Whatever you did for yourself it’s a victory, pat yourself on the back and one victory will lead to more.

**And bloggers I’m going to be doing a Little Book of Thin Blog Tour. Some of you have emailed expressing interest in doing a Q/A or receiving an advance copy. This will take place the first two weeks in January; contact me if you’re interested. It’ll be a great way to kick off the New Year and we can tailor the content to your audience or platform.




18 comments:

  1. Have to admit I just read this post and thought "wait, I want this" :) it's incredible in thinking, since working at FT I can't remember really feeling food guilt (unless it's because of a tummy ache) about what I eat. Probably bc my menu mapping and planning and food choices have all shifted too. This weekend made Brussels and res rice have you tried? Also helped make pumpkin spice pancakes. Then there is the homemade attempt at One Lucky Ducks chocolate avocado pudding in my fridge, so good. This week I'm mapping out my exercise, thanks for the reminder. Xx

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  2. So excited for LBT! Love fall veggies - had lentils with brussel sprouts the other and devoured some roasted cauliflower. All yummy "warm" foods after ice skating!

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  3. Ice skating? Wow. I haven't lentiled recently, a great idea although it's balmy in NY today. If you preordered JC let us know you'll love these 2 goodies.

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  4. love red rice, that co rancho gordo makes the best rice varieties, lotus foods too. Chovocado pudding yum. We can all use the recognition when we put the effort into our wellness. Seems like you cooked up a storm.

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  5. Love the One Lucky Duck chovocado pudding. Actually had friends over for dinner and served it as dessert. They all thought it was the "real thing" and I never bothered to tell them otherwise :)

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  6. kickstarting this week w/positives, love it! Agree with Carolyn..haven't had food guilt for a while (maybe because surrounded by you two) but I hopped on the Yoga bandwagon and it has been amazing. I was pretty reluctant to start but I found myself mapping out my yoga and cardio schedule for the week on Sundays and it has really helped me stick to my regime- I've been pretty committed for the past 3 months--planning it to lose it :)

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  7. Andrea@WellnessNotesNovember 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Your book sounds great!



    My husband and I went to yoga together on Sunday morning and then to the Farmers' Market. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Later in the day I made potato leek soup, apple pear sauce, spicy ground turkey, a veggie stir fry, and black rice.


    I'll email you about the blog tour.

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  8. Re Q&A for blogs: Consider my interest expressed (although you knew that already :-)). Looking forward to it!


    As for workouts, I've swapped a few of my regular weekly workouts for yoga. I'm guessing you'll say up the cardio but I should point out that the additional yoga has been a huge help for my sanity, productivity and general well-being. I had been doing yoga once a month before (which is essentially not doing it at all) so it's nice to have it as a regular in the weekly rotation.

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  9. Jess @ Keeping It Real FoodNovember 18, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    I made a quinoa stir-fry yesterday with sesame oil and black garlic—a recent impulse buy at Trader Joe's. I added shredded brussels sprouts and some steamed kobcha squash. It was a really nice flavor combination!


    I accidentally took a barre class yesterday morning too. I don't know if "fun" is the word I'd use, but it was cool to try something new to me!

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  10. ooh new foods and new workout? Go you. Tell me about black garlic, how was it?

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  11. "sanity, productivity and general well-being" I'd say those are pretty important things, also great to mix things up. Yes, I have you on the list- you should receive info soon.

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  12. Andrea, I saw a bit about your day on instagram- love that all this "wellness" was with your husband. Ahhh black rice love it.

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  13. planning it to lose it but you don't need to lose (but the planning feels good).

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  14. I definitely plan on buying the book soon, but I need to read more about it. I know if YOU are the author it's gotta be amazing!!

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  15. Thanks Gina, will be reaching out to fave bloggers with blog tour info too. Ha ha, you don't know ALL about it already?

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  16. Jess @ Keeping It Real FoodNovember 19, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    It was a tiny bit sweet and really mellow-and kind of soft. It melted I to the stir-dry almost. So good!

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  17. Just downloaded LBT to my phone! CONGRATULATIONS, Lauren, what a success! I am so happy for you. Now to go read the book so as to get back into my LBDs! -Cameo

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  18. I've missed my cameo- how are you? Please, please let me know what you think of LBT.

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