CRUISE YOURSELF SLIM
Enjoy Your Cruise – Without Piling on the Pounds!
Martin and Marion Shirran
with Fiona Graham
“A must-read before any cruise, helping you walk away with a tan, not a waddle!”
Brian David Bruns, author of Cruise Confidential
Cruise passenger numbers worldwide are over 22 million for the third year
Over a million of those are Australian travellers
Obesity levels in Australia are now on a par with the USA – about 5 million Australians
Average weight gain on a cruise is more than 4lb, according to a new survey
Cruise Yourself Slim is a new book about avoiding the seemingly unavoidable weight gain of people on today’s food-laden cruise ships. The book contains the results of a major new survey of cruise passengers conducted using the 500,000-strong database of world-leading cruise selling site cruise.co.uk .Authors Martin and Marion Shirran, themselves confirmed cruisers, are weight management specialists who run a clinic in Spain. Their idea for the book proved an immediate hit with cruise experts, and the contents include:
The story of Sarah Jayne Price, a travel consultant who lost more than half her body weight using the Shirrans’ methods and STILL cruises without gaining weight
A chapter by Senior Lecturer in Cruise Tourism Patsy Morgan, from Southampton Solent University in Europe’s ‘Cruise Capital’ City
A chapter by ‘Cruise Confidential’ author Brian Bruns
The book, which is available on Kindle and Audible as well as paperback, includes countless tips and tricks to help cruisers avoid piling on the pounds. It takes a look at how it is possible to eat and drink the sumptuous food presented on modern cruise liners yet still minimise any weight gain …while of course not cutting out all your fun!
Cruise passengers’ thoughts about onboard eating, as revealed in the survey, are an eye-opener!
CRUISE YOURSELF SLIM is published February 5, perfectly timed to help people plan for the cruises they will doubtless be booking now the festive season is behind us.
FOR AUTHOR INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Martin Shirran
0034 951 311 591 (Skype on request)
• In 2014, the Lancet published a study showing Australia had the fastest growing obesity rate in the world. It found that around 63% of the adult population is overweight
• Fewer than 1 in 4 Australians will be normal weight within 20 years, according to new Heart Foundation and Deakin University joint research. In the same timescale the number of obese adults will double and the public money spent on cardiovascular disease and diabetes will more than triple to $58 billion.
• In 2014, over a million Australians – 4.2 per cent of the population took a cruise holiday. This is the world’s largest share per population and the first time any region has topped four per cent, according to an industry report.
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About the authors:
Martin and Marion Shirran are both trained cognitive and hypno therapists. They run the Elite Clinic in Spain treating a wide range of Psychological issues including those overweight people have about food, food choices and eating. Martin and Marion have co-written two books The Gastric Mind Band®: the Proven, Pain Free Alternative to Weight Loss Surgery and Pause Button Therapy®both published internationally by Hay House to extensive media coverage. Married in Gibraltar in 2001 the Shirrans now live in Mijas Costa in Southern Spain.
Seasoned media interviewees having appeared on radio & TV internationally, they are available to interview, either one or both – Skype if preferred.
, M.Ed., Maralyn D. HillThe Epicurean Explorer
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