About the Authors


Diane Grabowski-Nepa, M.N.S., R.D.

Diane Grabowski-Nepa is a Registered Dietitian with a Master's of Nutritional Science Degree from Clemson University.   She has educated individuals and groups on nutrition, preventative heath and exercise as a lifestyle program for over 25 years.  She has contributed her expertise to a variety of magazines including Prevention, Shape, Fitness, Self, and Men's Health as well as TV shows such as Alive and Well, The Home and Family Show, and CNBC.  She has also shared her cooking and nutrition knowledge as a contributing author to a children's book entitled The Sleepover Cookbook.  She is an avid runner and has maintained her own weight loss of 50 pounds for over 30 years  by adopting a low fat, high carbohydrate, high fiber eating plan as described in The L.A. Diet program.

"It is my hope and dream that anyone who has struggled with being overweight can finally be free of dieting, restricting calories and going hungry.  Knowing you can

lose weight while enjoying the freedom of eating food and fueling your body the way nature intended is all possible by choosing a low fat, high complex carbohydrate, high fiber eating plan.  The L.A. Diet is a lifestyle of eating that truly gives you the best of health. 

Obtaining your ideal weight, preventing degenerative diseases and feeling your best is in everyone's reach."

James J. Kenney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.

Dr. Kenney received his Ph.D. in nutrition from Rutgers University and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.  For more than three decades, Dr. Kenney has traveled throughout the U.S., speaking at conferences for doctors, dietitians, and other health professionals on the relationship between diet and disease, and exposing the unscientific claims of many fad diets.  He has published articles for scientific jounals, including the Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, as well as popular magazines, such as Self and Shape.  He has been interviewed on many TV and radio media, such as Frontline and CNN News, and provides continuing professional education courses for health professionals.


Dr. Kenney's passion for helping people cut through the confusion and understand the real truth about diets make his work inspiring and eye opening.  He also follows his own words of advice. "Today, I enjoy eating low fat foods as much as I did my steak-and-ice-cream diet of 35 years ago.  Best of all, I'm in better health today, in my 60s, than I was in my 30s.  Before changing my eating habits, my blood pressure was 150/100, my cholesterol was over 300 mg.  Today, my blood pressure is below 110/70, my cholesterol is 180 mg, and my HDL, good cholesterol is 80.  Plus, I eat a lot of great-tasting, satisfying food and never go hungry.  I weigh 40 pounds less than my weight in college.  America would not have an epidemic of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease if we could get everyone on a low fat, high fiber eating plan like The L.A. Diet."

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It is always advisable to check with your physician before beginning any weight loss or exercise program.