America is the obesity capital of the Western world, with a doughnut stand on every corner of every New York block. So how is it that women in Manhattan stay fashion thin? There's more to New York living than food alone, the gyms are also packed out and health is at the top of people's priority list.
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, and learn how the slimmest neighborhoods maintain an obesity rate of just 8% - the lowest in the US.
The Manhattan Diet 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.