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Top Ten Best-Ever Healthy Weight-Loss Tips by Elle Erikkson, RHN Book Blitz – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!




Top Ten Best Ever Weight Loss TipsTitle: Top Ten Best-Ever Healthy Weight-Loss Tips
Author: Elle Eriksson, RHN
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 122
Genre: Health and Wellness
Format: Kindle

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We all know that being slim does not always mean being healthy. In Top Ten Best-Ever Healthy Weight-Loss Tips, Elle Eriksson offers you sensible, effective ways to shed those unwanted pounds while improving overall health and wellbeing.

Blending personal wisdom with professional training and experience, Elle shares her insight and provides strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Also included in these top ten tips is “a little food for thought” as the author explores some of today’s concerns around food quality and production.

With a variety of options for all body types, Elle guides you toward successful weight loss, using a whole-foods diet and realistic steps to attaining an active, balanced lifestyle. This easy-to-use guide includes a 21-Day Food/Weight/Fitness Journal along with real-life weight-loss success stories.




Elle Eriksson, RHN, is a registered holistic nutritionist, nutritional  consultant, urban gardener, and cooking instructor. In her passionate concern for both the planet and animal welfare, she incorporates these issues into her down-to-earth approach to food, health, and weight loss. Elle lives with her family in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Elle is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


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  • This giveaway begins June 2 and ends on June 14.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, June 16.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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A Conversation with NeonSeon, author of “Life of Shouty: Food and Fitness”

About NeonSeon

Creating Shouty Mack as a comic strip for a high school newspaper, NeonSeon developed Life of Shouty as a book series for children in 2010. NeonSeon grew up in Chicago’s Hyde Park community and currently resides in Atlanta. Honors include a Mom’s Choice Award for Life of Shouty: Good Habits.

For more information, visit www.SHOUTY.com.

The Interview

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

My ability to relate to others and see life through multiple perspectives.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself?

I can be too critical of myself.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” attributed to Robert H. Schuller. I love this quote because it frees me to think about a wide-open future.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?

I’m most proud of my ability to learn new things and acquire new skills year after year.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

My home was filled with positive and motivational books, and these themes are found in the Life of Shouty Series. My upbringing was also very creative, and without that, I probably wouldn’t have volunteered to be the cartoonist for the high school newspaper, and thus create the comic strip Shouty Mack.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Certain books gave me so much joy that it was natural to want to elicit that in others through writing. I read Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” in eighth grade and it blew me away.

When and why did you begin writing?

I wrote short stories for fun when I was younger, and I had several writing internships in college. I was an English major so I was always writing papers. I have always enjoyed writing.

How long have you been writing?

The Life of Shouty Series came out in 2010, but I’ve been writing since I was able.

When did you first know you could be a writer?

I’ve always known I could be a writer.

What inspires you to write and why?

The human condition inspires me, and the journey of growth. Laughter. Play.

What genre are you most comfortable writing?

Non-fiction comes easiest but rhyming is fun.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My character, Shouty. I knew I had to write and develop a series for him. He is relatable, lovable and imperfect.

Who or what influenced your writing once you began?

I like to let the story unfold so I would say it’s more of a stream of consciousness process guided by rhyme. “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron helped to get me out creative blocks, as well.

Who or what influenced your writing over the years?

What has helped me the most over the years is looking at other people’s edits or suggestions of my work. For that moment, I get to see how their brains work and in so doing, it expands the possibilities I see in the act and process of writing.

What made you want to be a writer?

I didn’t necessarily want to be a writer or set out to be one. I just wanted to tell a story and bring a character to life, and writing was the medium I chose.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?

Getting over your own doubts to realize the project and developing a good arc for the story.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?

I’ve struggled with making healthy choices most of my life and writing Life of Shouty: Food & Fitness taught me you can still contribute something of value in an area you’ve yet to conquer.

About Life of Shouty: Food and Fitness

Life of Shouty Food and FitnessShouty returns with a new challenge: his health. The second book in the Life of Shouty™ series by award-winning author and illustrator NeonSeon shows Shouty’s ups and downs on the path to wellness.

Like many of us, Shouty places a premium on being a productive person, and crossing items off his daily to-do list. While healthy food and fitness don’t make his list of priorities, Shouty is unaware of the impact this has on his declining health. Over time, Shouty becomes painfully aware that he must make lifestyle changes to improve his health, quality of life, and self-esteem.

Touching on themes of overeating, obesity, and inactivity, Shouty’s journey is illustrated in a way that captures his despair, as well as his ultimate triumph.

Debuting on Child Health Day, it is NeonSeon’s hope that this book affirms the importance of making healthy choices in one’s life and helps readers envision healthier versions of themselves. If you’ve ever found yourself on either end of the health spectrum, or are making your way somewhere in the middle, Shouty hits several notes on his path that will surely sound familiar.

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Interview with Renee Wiggins, author of ‘Transformations: Give Up The Struggle’

Renee Wiggins has changed lives through mentoring, coaching, and training in the health and wellness industry for more than twenty years. A strong believer in, and encourager of, living an authentic, healthy lifestyle, Ms. Wiggins specializes in designing customized lifestyle programs tailored to her clients’ needs, goals, and habits. A licensed dietitian, certified personal trainer, and certified massage therapist, with bachelor of science degrees in biology (Adelphi University, New York, 1976) and medical dietetics (Howard University, Washington, DC, 1988), she owns and operates Results By Renee, a wellness company based in Silver Spring, MD. Transformations: Give Up the Struggle is her third book. She authored Can I Exercise Sitting Down? in 2006, and Stress Down and Lift Up in 2007.

Transformations: Give Up The Struggle

Q: Thank you for this interview, Renee. Can you tell us what your latest book, Transformations: Give Up The Struggle, is all about?

A: The book is a collection of affirmations meant to encourage and motivate women to change their way of thinking, to change their words to positive words. You can read the book from beginning to end, or pick it up and start in the middle—it won’t matter. The important thing is to feel the struggle and the pain being released when reading.

Q: Is this your first novel? If not, how has writing this novel been different from writing your first?

A: The book is not a novel, but a collection of affirmations, written to inspire, motivate, and encourage women to change their lives, one thought at a time.

Q: How difficult was it writing your book? Did you ever experience writer’s block, and, if so, what did you do?

A: Although I did experience writer’s block, I looked at those moments as a way to relax before I released. We all have to rejuvenate ourselves before we can inspire others. If we don’t, we will burn out. Therefore, I would put the book down and go play, relax, and hang out with friends.

Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel? Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?

A: My friends have really embraced my latest book. Everyone who has had the chance to read it said she could identify with the kind of situations it describes. I am happy to say that each woman found some affirmations to live by.

Q: What is your daily writing routine?

A: Since I work full time, I write in the evenings. I also work as I travel on the bus or train, to and from work. When I have writer’s block, just listening to others’ conversations will put me on the right track.

Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?

A: I will listen to music, water my plants, and exercise.

Q: What book changed your life?

A: Several books have been important to me, but Joyce Meyers’ Battlefield of the Mind really opened my mind. This book taught me how our thoughts can define our roles, plan our futures, and paralyze us in the past. Our minds can be our own worst enemies. And, from the day I turned the last page, I knew I had to change my thoughts.

Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?

A: Renee: You Can Count on Her

Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is . . . ”

A: I like to see people achieve a higher level in their lives.

Thank you for this interview, Renee. I wish you much success on your latest release, Transformations: Give Up The Struggle!


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