Lorraine Bracco is one of the world's most dynamic actresses, but when she reached her fifties, she felt she was losing her luster. During the long illnesses of her parents, she began to gain weight and felt her energy and self-confidence take a dive.Read more...
Lorraine Bracco is one of the world's most dynamic actresses, but when she reached her fifties, she felt she was losing her luster. During the long illnesses of her parents, she began to gain weight and felt her energy and self-confidence take a dive. Watching her parents die within 9 days of each other was her wake-up call to take charge of her life. She made a commitment to herself to stay healthy.
In "To the Fullest, "Bracco presents her Clean Up Your Act Program, a comprehensive plan to help women over 40 look and feel younger. The program includes an intensive liver cleanse to reboot the body to start fresh on the path to optimal health by eliminating gluten, sugar, eggs, and dairy. Two weeks of meal plans and a varied list of meals and snacks illustrate that hunger is not part of the program and that eating clean has endless flavorful options. Her Clean Up Your Act Diet, which follows the cleanse, will help you lose pounds and deliver supercharged energy. Bracco adds her own mouthwatering recipes to ease the transition to clean eating and suggests an abundance of satisfying breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. She gradually lost 35 pounds and has kept it off. The book also includes testimonials gathered from women who have participated in Rodale's 6-week test panel.
With winning honesty, Bracco provides the perfect combination of humor, comfort, and motivational support that women need to rise to life's challenges. From attitude adjustments to style tips, from finding new passions to making movement a habit, her advice and personal insights both inspire and entertain.
- ISBN-13: 9781623364922
- ISBN-10: 1623364922
- Publisher: Rodale Books
- Publish Date: April 2015
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Actress Bracco (Goodfellas, The Sopranos) and coauthors Davis and Reverand seek to help and motivate women in their 50s and 60s with this lively diet book. The regimen on hand is a 14-day, three-step liver detox/cleanse, followed by a lifelong plan prohibiting sugar, gluten, dairy, processed food, GMOs, alcohol, and caffeine but offering plenty of delicious organic alternatives. Step One begins with a two-day fast, along with two pre-packaged protein shakes and two vitamin supplements daily. Step Two, on days three through seven, continues the shake/supplement routine and reintroduces solid foods like lean meats, fruits, and vegetables, plus phytonutrient capsules; there is a sample meal plan for readers to follow. Step Three, days eight through 14, emphasizes eliminating toxins and boosting phytonutrient and water intake. The authors provide charts and sidebars, noteworthy statements about nutrition, women’s metabolism, and aging, along with inspiring encouragements and Bracco’s own “aha!” moments, which imbue the volume with enthusiasm. Her personal insight, candor, and positive attitude help make this rigorous diet seem feasible to women looking for a vital “third act.” Illus. Agent: David Vigliano, AGI Vigliano Literary LLC. (Apr.)