Low Calorie Dieting For Dummies Review

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Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies is a book written by Susan McQuillan that is intended as a handbook for people who want to lose weight by following a low-calorie diet. The book is published by Wiley Publishing and is a part of the Dummies series of books that claim to “make everything easier.” This book is available for purchase online from the official website of Dummies.com or from online retailers like Amazon. It is also available in some offline bookstores.


Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies includes limiting one’s caloric intake to from 1500 calories in Week 1 to 1000 calories in Weeks 14-28 while slowly introducing regular exercise into one’s lifestyle. The book also includes many recipes for low-calorie dishes, such as “Homemade Granola with Pecans and Cherries” and “Roasted Red Peppers with Turkey Sausage and Rice”. Chapters in the book include sections on living a low-calorie lifestyle, understanding weight gain and weight loss, understanding nutritional guidelines, cooking, menu planning, motivation, exercise plans and how to avoid regaining weight.

The author of Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies, Susan McQuillan, is a registered dietician and has a master’s degree in human nutrition. She has written for American Health and Reader’s Digest, and has also written a book called Breaking the Bonds of Food Addiction.

Product Features

Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies is sold on its official website for $21.99, but it is only $8.80 on Amazon. There are no other significant purchases required to follow this diet since following a low-calorie should cost roughly the same in grocery expenses as a high-calorie diet. Both Dummies.com and Amazon accept returns within 30 days on books if you are not satisfied for any reason.

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  • Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies is easy to purchase online or offline from several retailers.
  • This diet includes combining a healthy exercise plan with a healthy diet to lose weight.
  • This diet focuses on having high quality flavor in every meal.
  • There are 30-day money-back guarantees upon purchasing this book.
  • There are no other products to purchase or additional expenses in order to follow this diet.



  • There are no positive customer testimonials available for this book.
  • Following a 1,000 calorie per day diet plan for 14 weeks may be very difficult for many people to follow.


Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies is a weight loss diet book written by registered dietician and nutritionist Susan McQuillan. Low Calorie Dieting for Dummies encourages low calorie and fat intake, while introducing exercise to help avoid re-gaining weight. This diet includes staying on a 1,000 calorie food intake diet for 14 weeks, which may be difficult for some people to follow for such an extended period. There are 30-day money-back guarantees offered with this book. The recipes in the book seems easy to prepare. Overall, some people may have trouble following the strict caloric intake for so long, but it seems like a generally healthy way to lose weight and stay healthy.


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