How Not to Look Old
By Charla Krupp Grand Central Publishing (2008) Reviewed by: Ruth Frechman, MA, RD
There are fast and effortless ways to look 10 years younger, 10 pounds lighter, 10 times better.
Synopsis of the Diet Plan:
Age gracefully? Forget it, says Charla Krupp. The author has a plan to fight aging and look great doing it. While diet and exercise are not included, they are identified as essential to looking young and staying healthy. Her plan is about instant results and focuses on outer beauty, not inner beauty. The author's love for beauty and style and years of experience as a beauty director make her an expert to help other aging women make changes to look better. Readers learn secrets from the best beauty and fashion professionals. Each chapter covers a different subject, starting from the top of the body and working down -- including hair style and color, eye brows, glasses, eye make-up, foundation, skin care, lipstick, teeth, nails, wardrobe, jewelry, accessories, lingerie, legs and shoes. There is plenty of instructional artwork to show you what to do, in addition to before-and-after photos of Hollywood stars who have successfully updated their appearances. Each chapter ends with specific product recommendations and services, prices and where to get them.
Nutritional Pros and Cons:
The author's expertise is beauty and fashion and you can tell she loves what she does and is good at it. And to her credit, she doesn't try to pass herself off as a nutrition expert by offering diet tips or eating plans.
It's true: When you feel good about your appearance, you will feel better. These recommendations are relatively simple changes (and at all price ranges) that women can pick and choose. Of course, your first line of defense in aging is always eating right and getting daily physical activity. Readers should see a registered dietitian for individualized nutrition expertise to incorporate a healthful eating component to look and feel younger.