Ever wondered how the ladies of Sex And The City-style Manhattan stay whippet-thin with a donut stand on every street corner? New York has an obesity rate of just 8% - the lowest in the US - and a new fitness book attempts to explain why.
In The Manhattan Diet: Lose Weight While Living a Fabulous Life, Eileen Daspin meets ninja mothers, glamazons and the spinning, cleansing, food-purveying gurus that help them keep their enviable figures. The book combines practical meal plans, tips on food psychology, supermarket shopping and ordering in restaurants as well as success stories of celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Helena Christensen and Anna Wintour.
Daspin mixes her own experience as a food-obsessed New Yorker married to a chef, with confessions, advice and observations from a diverse group of over 100 Manhattan women. There are recipes from top New York chefs, advice from crème de la crème Manhattan fitness experts and nutritionists, and inside scoop on top exercise/diet trends from the ladies in the know.