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Dear Reader,

I hope this letter finds you well. Summer is upon us and it’s been a busy one for me. I’m in the process of promoting my new book, Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off!, and while it’s fun to do, it takes a lot of time.

It’s likely you’re busy too. These days, who isn’t? If you are, I hope that you’re getting some summer fun in. The days are hot, the sun is bright and leisure activities beckon. What are your favorite warm-weather things to do? Are you a traveler, swimmer, boater, skier, hiker, sun worshiper, barbecue enthusiast or a combination of some or all of these? I’m in the swimming and barbecue camp. But my most favorite thing to do, year round, is reading books and I think we have something in common there.
To me there’s almost no better entertainment than curling up on the couch (or deck chair) with a good book. Whether we favor scary novels, suspenseful thrillers, feel good stories, informative nonfiction or something else, we’re affected in some way by the written word. Rain or shine, a good read is a trip worth taking.

So if one of the books you choose to read this summer is mine, first and foremost I appreciate your taking the time to do so. A lot of heart and soul, sweat and maybe even a few tears went into it. But I’m proud of it and I know that it’s a book that will help people. I hope you benefit from it as well.

What do I hope you’ll gain from reading my book? Knowledge. And a healthy eating road map for moving forward. Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off! examines a lot of the fad diets that we all hear so much about. Many of us have tried them with varying rates of success. I discuss the things that these diets can do to our bodies, our health, both good and bad. Some of this may surprise you. The later chapters will help you embark on a healthy eating plan for life. While a lot of it is common sense and contains information you may already know, there are explanations, interesting facts and figures, and valuable tools to implement positive change in your own life. I’ve been told it is illuminating and inspiring. I believe that when you get to the end and close the book, you’ll be energized and prepared to take the good nutrition path to better health (and let’s face it, if we need to lose weight and we drop a few pounds while bathing suit season is in full swing, more power to us!).

So reader, I hope you enjoy your summer. And as we look to the months ahead, I know that Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off! will help you navigate your healthy diet and fitness routine no matter the season.

Take care and enjoy.

Yours Truly,

Lisa Tillinger Johansen, MS, RD, author of Stop The Diet, I Want, To Get Off!

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