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Kelly James-Enger

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kelly lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Biography: Kelly has been published more than 700 articles in 50+ national magazines including Family Circle, Health, Parents, Redbook, Self, Runnerís World, Continental, and Womanís Day. She has authored, coauthored, and ghostwritten twelve books, and specialize in health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness subjects. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and motivational speaker, She is married with two children.


Kelly James-Enger on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Live it up! :
ISBN: 0375721975 OCLC: 71552495

Random House, New York : ©2007.

Ready, aim, specialize! :
ISBN: 9781933338248 OCLC: 154744267

Marion Street Press, Oak Park, Ill. : ©2008.

Ready, aim, specialize! :
ISBN: 0871161990 OCLC: 52053607

Writer Books, Waukesha, WI : ©2003.

  Six-figure freelancing :
ISBN: 9780983663386 OCLC: 852258736

Six-figure freelancing :
ISBN: 0375720952 OCLC: 57134606

Random House Reference, New York : 2005.

Small changes, big results :
ISBN: 9780307985583 OCLC: 785065942

An easy-to-start, simple-to-maintain, scientifically sound, and eminently usable twelve-week program of small steps on the road to better health Small Changes, Big Results is not about cutting all the carbohydrates out of your diet. Or replacing every single gram of sugar with omega-3 fatty acids. It's not about doing one hundred sit-ups a day, or getting on the treadmill whenever you have a free second. In fact, it's not about any of the total lifestyle-replacement gimmicks--whether diet, exercise, or pop psychology--that have swept our culture in recent years, putting untold millions of Americans on the risky roller coaster of success and failure that defines fad diets and programs. Not here. Small Changes, Big Results is about reality--the reality of what you can do, the reality of what you want to do, and the reality of what works. It's about introducing a series of small changes each week for three months in the three core areas of diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; and emotional wellness. For each of the twelve weeks, nutritionist Ellie Krieger introduces a very finite, completely practical action plan for the week--and not only are these tasks incredibly doable, they're in fact so accessible that it's tough not to be inspired. For example, in Week 1 the nutrition task is merely to go shopping, buy some healthful pantry items, and start keeping track of what you eat; the exercise consists of taking three twenty-minute walks; and the wellness aspect is to do a five-minute breathing exercise. That's it. And it doesn't really get any harder. But these small changes do in fact lead to big results. At the end of twelve weeks, a totally unhealthy diet has been overhauled: armed with easy, delicious recipes and tips, you've removed unhelpful munchies and replaced them with healthful snacking, you've cut down on lethal trans fats while adding beneficial fat choices, you've replaced refined grains with whole grains, you're eating more fish and less red meat, and so forth. Yet you've never been forbidden to eat a single thing: instead of prohibiting entire food groups, Ellie categorizes foods as Usually, Sometimes, and Rarely--and now you should be eating more from the Usually choices, less from the Rarely category. Furthermore, you've integrated physical activity into your life, and you've developed a set of tools to help you deal with stress--you're not only eating better, but you're also exercising better and feeling better. The beauty of this program is that none of these action steps is remotely intimidating, because they're not a full immersion into a totally new lifestyle. Instead, it's a series of incremental changes--removing bad habits one by one, while at the same time adding good ones. There's nothing to scare you off--on the contrary, here's a whole book full of small changes that produce big results. From the Hardcover edition--

Small changes, big results :
ISBN: 0307335879 OCLC: 62774660

Three Rivers Press, New York : ©2005.

A 12-week action plan to a better life. Learn how to eat well, stay fit, and feel great.