Fad Diets, Bad Diets and a Guide to Healthy Eating for Life


The new book by award winning writer and dietitian


Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD


In bookstores now!


Lisa’s new book, STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! is the highly-anticipated follow-up to her award winning book FAST FOOD VINDICATION. It takes a close look at many of the popular fad diets such as high protein/low carbohydrate, low calorie, exclusion diets, liquid diets, cleanses and more. The pros and cons of each of these are explored.

STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! also discusses weight loss programs like Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri-System and Lindora. Ultimately, the book provides the reader with a healthy diet framework for life and gives all of the tools needed to make it work. Filled with fun-filled anecdotes and a common-sense approach, STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! is a fast-paced light read of a weighty topic. Look for this one-diet-fits-almost-all book available in print and eBook at booksellers today.

"A valuable basic resource for those who want to improve their eating habits."


--Blue Ink Reviews

Stop the Diet - I want to get off!
2015-07-17T03:42:30+00:00
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"Comprehensive and insightful, Johansen’s book is a smart choice for those tired of the neverending, diet merry-go-rounds that bring us right back where we started."


--Hollywood Book Reviews

Stop the Diet - I want to get off!
2015-11-08T19:28:37+00:00
“Comprehensive and insightful, Johansen’s book is View Full →

"Yo-Yo dieters and newbies alike should pick up Johansen's witty book before wasting any time, money or heartache on ineffective fad diets."


--Foreword Reviews

Stop the Diet - I want to get off!
2015-07-17T03:43:05+00:00
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"Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking...  Should be considered a 'must read' by anyone and everyone who is riding the rollercoaster wave of neverending diet fads."


--Midwest Book Review>

Stop the Diet - I want to get off!
2016-02-16T18:18:38+00:00
“Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought View Full →

"Should start a common-sense health revolution... [Johansen's] action plans will motivate readers to stay on a path to eat well, exercise, and get off the diet merry-go-round."


--Pacific Book Review

Stop the Diet - I want to get off!
2015-07-17T03:40:26+00:00
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Lisa’s Take

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me some… Twinkies split down the middle, stuffed with a hot dog, and topped off with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles with a cherry on top… It may be an edible heart attack, but I don’t care if I never get back…” – Zoe Zellers, TheDailyMeal.com

Yes, you read it right. This excerpt from a recent article in USA Today is a bit funny and it made me laugh. It’s pretty clever but in reality quite concerning. There’s actually a ballpark in Michigan that sells this hot dog and Twinkie concoction. Another one offers a burger with a whopping 4,889 calories. That hits it out of the calorie ballpark! But don’t worry if you don’t live in Michigan. Other sporting venues throughout the U.S. are in on the unhealthy meal team as well. In an Arkansas ballpark you can get a batter fried hot dog with a funnel cake sprinkled with powder sugar. Other offerings include a taco with a bacon shell. And unfortunately the list goes on. Take a look at the article for more at http://usat.ly/10FpaFQ. I know it goes without saying, but these are not healthy nutritious foods. What makes it worse is that they’re being served at sporting events. What are we saying to kids and adults alike who attend athletic games where we can choose to eat items that are the polar opposite of what keeping fit is all about? I call a foul on this. Let’s take a time out, rethink our strategy and go out there and win the healthy eating game!

Lisa Says…