Part 1 Getting Started: The Five-by-Five Flex Plan Design
The Flex Five
Setting the Right Flex Goal
Your FlexScore: How Flex Are You?
Part 2 Five Flex Food Groups
Flex Food Group 1: Meet the New Meat
Flex Food Group 2: Veg Out and Satisfy Your Fruit Tooth
Flex Food Group 3: Go with the Grain
Flex Food Group 4: Dairy Discovery
Flex Food Group 5: Sugar and Spice (and Everything in Between)
Fill in the Nutrient Gaps from A to Z (Vitamin A to Zinc)
Part 3 Five-Week Flex Meal Plan and Five-Main-Ingredient Flex Recipes
Flex Fridge, Pantry, and Spice Rack Staples
Essential Flex Kitchen Tools Checklist
Week One Recipes, Meal Plan, Shopping List
Week Two Recipes, Meal Plan, Shopping List
Week Three Recipes, Meal Plan, Shopping List
Week Four Recipes, Meal Plan, Shopping List
Week Five Recipes, Meal Plan, Shopping List
Part 4 Five Flex Fitness Factors
The World as Your Gym
Tools of the Trade
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LD, is a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition topics. She has been quoted in dozens of articles that have appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Today's Chicago Woman, Chicago Magazine, Shape, Women's World, Fitness Magazine, Newsweek, Self, and Cooking Light. She has a regular Healthy Eating segment on Chicago's FOX News in the Morning television show, and guest-hosted the radio show Let's Talk Health Chicago. Additionally, Ms. Blatner has been a guest on many television and radio programs, both locally and nationally, including the Today Show, NPR, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Dateline, and Chicago Tonight. Ms. Blatner is also the main nutrition expert for LifetimeTV.com. She consulted on the Academy Award-nominated Super Size Me documentary, and currently appears in a national public service announcement promoting Registered Dietitians.
Ms. Blatner has written health and wellness articles for national magazines, such as Fitness and Health, and has contributed to several books, including the American Medical Association Guide to Weight Management. She has a regular column in Obesity Management journal, a monthly Ask the Expert column for ALL YOU Magazine on line, and a featured blog on the FOX Chicago news Web page. She is a food and nutrition consultant for Diet.com.