“Excerpted from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! (2005)
A Tale of Two Sisters
Hi! We’re sisters Janet and Greta Podleski. Pleased to meet you. There! Now that the formal “introduction” is out of the way, we can move on to the informal introduction, which really isn’t an introduction at all, but a little story. A little story that’s a little long-winded, mind you (we love to babble!), but a story that we hope will inspire you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. Whether you’re trying to change your eating habits, lose weight, launch a new career, or even become a better parent, the journey we’re about to describe will show you that, when you dream big, set goals, work hard, refuse to quit, and let passion be your guide, just about anything is possible. We’ll also explain how Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! came to be, and why we believe, with all our hearts, that this book can
help you to feel better, look better, and cook better! If you’re one of the millions of people who doesn’t have a clue what to eat anymore (Are carbs okay? Will fat make me fat? Is protein a magic weight-loss aid?), we can help. We want to help! But first, we’d like you to get to know us a little better. What would possess two sisters from St. Thomas, Ontario, to mix pots and pans with pens and puns in an effort to improve people’s eating habits? Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…
Please read the whole story—we promise you’ll love it!!