The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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If you’re anything like me, there is a unique feeling that comes with giving to the ones you love. I can’t help but browse aisles and websites thinking “ooohhh that would be perfect for…” As a dietitian, friends and family often look to me to bestow the latest and greatest in fashionable food-related finds. Well let me assure you, at the Bauer household we don’t disappoint.  So even if you’ve been a bit devilish this season, gifting these items will bestow an angelic aura upon you!

Great gift all around

1.       The Bobble- Dole this out to everyone you know this season.  These reusable water bottles with built-in water filters are BPA-free, which will leave you feeling guilt-free! With 8 different colors and 4 various sizes you can afford to be indecisive.

For the conscious chef in your life

2.      Healthy Steps Portion Control Tool Set- Ensuring perfect serving sizes can leave you in portion-controlled purgatory. Once you’ve used these in your kitchen you’ll think of dinner in a whole new light!

A new home for your kicks

3.       Thursday Friday bags- Roomy enough for sneakers, workout gear (and a new water bottle), these totes are giving ladies all around town new reasons to get in the gym. Who couldn’t resist tossing one of these over a treadmill? Yep, they’re way too fashionable to be stuffed in a gym locker. You may want to get one for yourself too…

For the Bread Lover in your life

4. For anyone in your life that holds bread near and dear to their heart.New books are always an exciting indulgence. Pre-order “Bread Is the Devil” (St Martin’s Press) for you and a friend and start 2012 feeling saintly.

Bread Is the Devil: Win the Weight Loss Battle by Taking Control of Your Diet Demons

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My new book, Bread is the Devil, goes on sale January 3, 2012. Yay! Pre-order your copy using one of the links below:


Stop mindlessly inhaling the breadbasket and stop shoveling in the M&M’S–Bread is the Devil is the solution to all of our diet saboteurs.

Nutritionist Heather Bauer can count on the fingers of one hand the number of her clients who don’t already know what they should eat to lose weight. So why can’t they (and their best friend and their neighbor) lose weight? Because Bread is the Devil! Yes, that’s Bauer’s shorthand for the inevitable, demonic pull that certain bad habits exert on people who try to change their eating routines to drop the pounds. Many of us have been there: You had a sensible, healthy breakfast, high in protein with complex carbs. Ditto for lunch—soup and a salad with a warm rush of accomplishment and self control for dessert. But now it’s dinnertime and you’re out with friends: enter a large basket of warm, sliced crusty sourdough bread with a little tub of chive butter. Suddenly you’re in the seventh circle of hell—the one reserved for gluttons. Bread’s not your devil? How about ice cream or chips or that big slab of butter cream frosted birthday cake?

Bread Is the Devil will help you fight those hellish cravings that stop you from losing the weight you want. By identifying how certain factors promote overeating, Heather will:

  • Identify the top ten Diet Devils that challenge healthy eating
  • Provide specific, proven strategies that free you from these devils once and for all
  • Offer up a simple, flexible guide that will help you reach your goal in twenty-one days and make eating fun again
  • Suggest an easy, affordable, and doable shopping list for eating at home as well as great meal choices when eating out

Bread is the Devil is divine intervention for even the most devilish dieters.


Sweets for You and Your Sweetie: a nu-train Valentine

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