Body with Soul: Shed Pounds, End Diabetes, and Transform Your Health

Body with Soul: Shed Pounds, End Diabetes, and Transform Your Health

by Randy Jackson

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From beloved American Idol judge Randy Jackson, a complete, inspiring wellness plan for taking control of your health

The obesity epidemic is spreading throughout America, bringing with it health problems from diabetes to hypertension to heart disease. A lifetime of poor fitness and nutrition choices left Randy Jackson lethargic, overweight, and with a diagnosis of Type II diabetes. After years of yo-yo diets, hours in the gym, and even gastric bypass surgery, Randy finally decided to change his life. Body with Soul is his tried-and-true wellness plan; filled with meal plans, re-tooled recipes of Southern favorites, and workouts for people on the go, the regimen here is user-friendly and promises results. Having lost one hundred pounds, Randy is healthier than ever, and his diabetes has been in remission for five years. The program offered by Body with Soul ensures that readers, like Randy, can get their health in check, and lead happier, healthier lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440630200
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 583 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Thirty-year music industry veteran and Grammy Award winning producer, Randy Jackson started out at the age of 13 playing bass guitar and got his big break when he joined the acclaimed band Journey. As a talented musician and producer, Randy also spent eight years as the Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records. Jackson was widely known as America’s favorite judge on FOX’s record-breaking show American Idol.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The King Cake Chronicles 1

Chapter 2 A Musician's Life-Fast Times, Fast Food 21

Chapter 3 Diary of a Serial Dieter 39

Chapter 4 Diabetes, Then a Surgical Jump Start 55

Chapter 5 Eating with a New Attitude 85

Chapter 6 When and What to Eat 115

Chapter 7 Idol, Not Idle 151

Chapter 8 Why You Do Those Things You Do 197

Acknowledgments 217

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Body With Soul: Steady Your Sugar, Cut Your Cholesterol, and Get a Jump on Your Best Health 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Suzanne08-09 More than 1 year ago
This book was probably just published because Jackson is a celebratory and it is obviously unedited, man, Dude, dawg! The specialist for diabetes is an endocrinologist M.D. and Jackson never consults one, as I have diligently. The 5 BIG authorities listed in the front of this book are a dietician, a psychiatrist, and 3 trainers.

Jackson is 5'11" and 225 lbs, still overweight but he says he's very happy with his body, besides, he's "big-boned". Jackson says if pre-diabetics and diabetics would only exercise and adjust their food intake, that's all they need to loose weight. (Remember his gastric bypass-at one point he orders a whole meat sandwich and is quite proud of himself for only eating 1/2--portion control. How can he eat a whole half with a bypass, more than two big bites?!) This would work for pre-diabetics but NOT diabetics on insulin. I'm 5'2" and was underweight at 103 lbs. when I contracted diabetes and was put on 2 oral meds by a gen. practitioner. My weight went up to 125, still not overweight for me but at the top of the scale. After a year my blood sugar shot up to over 1000 (Jackson's soared to 500 during some heart problems) and I was put on insulin. My weight rapidly shot up to 216 and I sought care from an excellent endocrinologist in the S.F. Bay Area. The only other diabetic symptom I had besides weight and high blood sugar was high blood pressure. He said it is INSULIN that causes diabetics to GAIN WEIGHT and RETAIN it!!! Exercise and diet, as I had been doing frustratingly does not work if you are on insulin. He lowered mine and I lost 10 lbs. in 3 wks. This continued until I had lost 61 lbs. and am still losing. My insulin has gome from 110 units to 12 units daily. Now I have no other symptoms, no more high blood pressure but just occasional high blood sugar. Jackson has never had this experience.

Randy Jackson says he's a "recovered diabetic", Type 2 like me, when diabetes is a lifelong disease. One of his "professional" in-book consultants refers to him as a "recovering diabetic" when I and my endocrinologist have never heard such a term.

Jackson is non-diabetic, still overweight, a musician and music and TV producer and an Idol judge. How is the ordinary reader or diabetic supposed to identify with him?

Also in the book Jackson lusted after food until he adjusted his food intake after the bypass surgery. He used to dream of being a Roman during Caesar's time and pigging out on every food available until he "passed out." Evidently Jackson doesn't read and is unaware that the Romans would regurgitate in their vomitoriums in order to eat more.

He also advocates for the reader to do as he does and consume "power" or energy bars, which are overloaded w/calories and sugars, in order to curb hunger pangs not occurring at meal times. Diabetics are not allowed these but he is grabbing one at almost every other page to stifle hunger pangs. I have been taught to eat an apricot, non-fat yogurt, sprouted wheat bread, grapes-actually any piece of fruit but not more than 2 pieces per day because of the fructose, a word he never mentions.

I want my money back; it was wasted!
P.S. The book referral section below won't work. See an ENDOCRINOLOGIST and read the booklets he will give you.