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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bob W. Greene  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1952 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey


-- Website -- http://www.thebestlife.com
-- Bob W. Greene on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bob+w.++greene


Illinois Connection

Bob Greene lived for several years in Chicago while aiding Oprah Winfrey with her weight loss program.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Greene is a personal trainer, Consultant and a Writer. He is also a contributing wirter and editor for O:The Oprah Magazine.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Make the Connection: Ten Steps to a Better Body and a Better Life
ISBN: 0786882980

Hyperion. 1999

The #1 national bestseller that helped millions to get fit for life--finally in paperback! Revealing her often heartbreaking, life-long struggle with excess weight, Oprah tells of her fortuitous meeting with Bob Greene, who helped her change her life by creating a diet and exercise program that worked for her. Color photos.

Keep the Connection: Choices for a Better and Healthier Life
ISBN: 0786888954

Hachette Books. 2004

The #1 New York Times bestselling fitness expert's classic about keeping weight off so that you reach a new level of health and fitness.

With his recent #1 bestseller Get With the Program!, Bob Greene has shown millions how to get real about their weight, health, and emotional well-being.

In his national bestseller Keep the Connection, now updated with a new jacket, Greene shows us how to keep the momentum going. First, he inspires you with a section on how to get yourself started and how to move to the next degree of mental and physical fitness. Then, Greene shows you exactly what exercises you will be doing to reach your goals. Each exercise is illustrated with photographs that show you just how to make the moves, so you get the maximum benefit from each one. Finally, there is an entire section of delicious, healthful recipes that make it easy to lose weight as you follow the exercise program.

Keep the Connection is a book that deserves to be on the shelves of everyone who wants a better body and a healthier life.

The Get with the Program! Daily Journal
ISBN: 0743238346

Simon & Schuster. 2002

STAY WITH THE PROGRAM!

In Get with the Program!, Bob Greene gave you the keys to losing weight and staying fit for a lifetime. In The Get with the Program! Daily Journal, the essential companion to his national bestseller, Greene gives you a powerful tool to motivate you and organize your program goals for twelve weeks.

This beautifully designed book can be adapted to your personal plan for health and emotional well-being, no matter which phase of the program you are in. Each day has space for you to record your fitness and exercise goals, and space for you to write about your feelings and eating patterns. A weekly summary gives you an easy-to-evaluate snapshot of your progress, and quotes from Bob will keep you inspired and on track as you move forward.

The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating: Great Food for Good Health
ISBN: 0743243102

Simon & Schuster. 2003

Bob Greene's bestselling Get With the Program! showed hundreds of thousands of people how to make a habit of healthy living and fitness. Now, in The Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating, Greene presents a blueprint for a lifetime of healthful eating, with detailed, easy-to-follow guidelines and 85 delicious recipes.

Greene knows that you're not going to stick to an eating plan if you're bored or feeling deprived, so he's developed a program based on balance, moderation, flexibility, and variety. After you make the commitment to Get With the Program!, you'll discover the keys to boosting your metabolism. Next you'll take the four steps to healthy eating, making one change at a time: eating a nutritious breakfast, setting an eating cut-off time, redistributing your calories, and making healthful food choices. Greene shows you how to determine the perfect way to eat for your unique needs, how to stock a healthy kitchen, how to dine out enjoyably, and how to “cheat” without guilt.

Finally, there are eighty-five easy-to-prepare recipes that are as full of flavor as they are good for you. Try a Peaches and “Cream” Fresh Fruit Smoothie or some Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes for breakfast. Salmon Burgers or Tomatoes Stuffed with Couscous, Cucumber, and Mint make a satisfying lunch, and how about Spinach Penne with Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce or Baked Lemon Herb Halibut for dinner? Hungry for more? Satisfying soups, tasty side dishes (including luscious Mashed Potatoes), and tempting desserts, like airy Pavlova with Raspberry Sauce or Chocolate Almond Angel Food Cake, make healthful eating a pleasure.

The Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating is an effective and enjoyable approach to good health, good eating, and weight loss that you can trust.

The Get With The Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
ISBN: 0743256212

Simon & Schuster. 2003

The fitness guru presents a companion volume to his best-selling Get With the Program! Guide to Good Eating that explains how to apply the principles of the four-part program--diet, exercise, positive reinforcement, lifestyle change, and behavior modification--to make good food choices while eating out. Original. 200,000 first printing.

Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover: An Accelerated Program of Exercise and Nutrition for Maximum Results in Minimum Time
ISBN: 0743254058

Simon & Schuster. 2004

From Bob Greene, bestselling author of Get With the Program!, comes a comprehensive, innovative twelve-week plan for transforming your body inside and out. With Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover, you'll achieve maximum results in a minimum amount of time!

Knowing that great health and fitness begin with the right state of mind, Greene addresses the important emotional issues behind poor exercise and eating patterns and provides the motivational tools needed to achieve your fitness goals, as well as develop practical and beneficial habits for lasting results. You'll be inspired and moved by reading the compelling true-life success stories of real people who have taken the challenge and who have changed their bodies -- and lives -- in ways they never dreamed possible! Whether you're struggling to lose that last ten pounds or searching for a radical weight-loss solution, the twelve-week makeover challenge is the answer to your fitness goals.

After committing to the program, you'll find illustrated step-by-step workout guides for all fitness levels, combining progressive cardiovascular and intensive strength training exercises designed to revitalize your metabolism and get noticeable results fast. Each of the accelerated workouts has been created to energize and invigorate your body and mind while you have fun and trim down in the process! In addition, Greene takes a fresh approach to the question of diets by providing key nutritional guidelines that work in conjunction with any healthy eating plan, and he explains many of the popular diets on the market today to help you choose the one that's right for you.

Finally, there is helpful advice on making the transition back to your everyday life: how to avoid regaining the weight you've lost, and how to maintain healthy exercise and eating habits for life. While many books leave you wondering what to do next, Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover offers enthusiastic and informative hands-on advice and tips beyond eating and exercise, and teaches you how to make your own happiness and well-being the foundation of an active and healthy life.

The Best Life Diet Revised and Updated
ISBN: 1416590234

Simon & Schuster. 2008

From the bestselling author of Get With the Program! and Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover comes The Best Life Diet, a lifetime plan for losing weight and keeping it off.

Bob Greene helped Oprah achieve her dramatic weight loss, and he can help you too. You'll eat the same delicious food that Oprah enjoys, and, just like Oprah, you'll have Bob to encourage you at every step. Unlike a celebrity, however, you don't need to hire a staff of experts to aid and advise you, because Bob's plan, easily tailored to an array of tastes, lifestyles, and activity levels, acts as your personal trainer and private nutritionist. Just open the book and let Bob help you get started down the path toward your best possible life.

What sets Bob apart from all the other experts who claim to have plans that work is that he admits that weight loss is difficult: seventeen years of watching people struggle to lose weight on a seemingly endless string of trendy crash diets, only to backslide and regain the pounds they've shed, have taught him that dropping pounds is not simply a numbers game. By acknowledging that it is not simple laziness but a complicated web of social rituals, cultural expectations, and habits that drives people to gain weight, Greene is able to attack the problem of weight loss realistically and offer not a short-lived, quick-fix formula, but a long-term program that accounts for the challenges and constraints of the real world.

Divided into three phases, The Best Life Diet gives you the tools you need to change your life. In each phase, you'll be asked to reexamine the decisions you make on a daily basis and gradually alter your habits to achieve lasting results. The book also includes easy-to-follow meal plans that make it simple to meet your daily energy and nutrient requirements, whether you are on the run and breakfast means a quick smoothie or you have time to shop for fresh produce and make something special.

You'll watch the weight disappear as you learn to prepare festive and flavorful dishes like Fire-Roasted Tomato-Shrimp Veracruz, Chicken Sausage Jambalaya, or Flank Steak with Chimichurri Topping and indulge in desserts like Roasted Peaches with Ricotta and Almonds or Apple Rhubarb Walnut Crisp. And for each delicious recipe, there is a detailed nutritional analysis, so you know exactly what you are eating and how it fits into your personal eating plan.

Most important, Bob's plan doesn't end once you've lost the weight. Instead, it gives you the tools you need to make living your best life second nature, because for Greene, a diet is not something you go "on" or "off" but a set of guidelines that will help you claim the life you deserve.

The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
ISBN: 1416588388

Simon & Schuster. 2009

Bob Greene has helped millions of Americans become fit and healthy with his life-changing Best Life plan. Now, for the first time, Oprah's trusted expert on diet and fitness teams up with a leading endocrinologist and an expert dietitian to offer a Best Life program tailored to the needs of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Coping with the unique challenges of living with these conditions can feel like a full-time job. That's why The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes takes a gradual, three-phase approach to improving diet and increasing physical activity and provides strategies for staying motivated. While offering clear guidance, the program is flexible enough that you can tailor it to your needs and abilities. The result: A way of living that improves blood sugar and helps you stave off heart disease, neuropathy, and other diabetes- and pre-diabetes-related conditions while reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. This comprehensive yet readable volume offers the information you need to protect your health whether you are controlling your disease simply with diet and exercise, are taking drugs orally, or need injected insulin.

Detailed but flexible meal plans take the guesswork out of eating without making you a slave to the food scale or measuring cups. With complete nutritional analyses, the recipes for budget- and family-friendly dishes such as Vanilla Peanut Butter Smoothie, Cheesy Cornbread, and Slow-Cooked Pork ensure that you never have to sacrifice tasty food. Extensive reference sections, including a complete guide to diabetes drugs and a chart of the carbohydrate value of foods, give you quick answers you can trust, while a log for tracking your blood sugar readings, exercise, and medication helps you stay organized without hassle or added expense.

With The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, you won't have to let your life be defined by your diagnosis.


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