Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, my name is Jean-Philippe Ricau, I’m French and I have been living on the beautiful island of Cyprus for more than 20 years, where I act as a registered dietitian.
I help and coach people with their weight issues, teaching them nutrition basics and making them emotionally stronger.
My 20+ years of experience have shown great success stories, a few failures (let’s be honest), but mostly success.
Today, after having proudly helped more than 20,000 clients from different nationalities and cultures, my enthusiasm is still intact and I’m still moved by the strength and willingness that people put to improve their lives and health.
Each client who reaches his goal is a massive satisfaction for me.
Losing weight does not require much effort, but remaining in shape requires the utmost motivation.
At least a client per day asks me whether I have healthy recipes to share with them, some new dishes out of the ordinary.
Some other people find cooking intimidating or even time consuming.
Cooking your own meal is a big step towards weight loss and my first book <<Healthy recipes for women in heels & men in ties>> offers healthy and easy recipes that you can cook in 5 minutes.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Losing weight and keeping it off seems like an eternal struggle.
50% of cancers are linked to poor eating habits.
These are the 2 reasons why I wrote my second book <<Lose weight without dieting: a nutrition guide>>.
Misconceptions and misinformation are everywhere. On one side you have the food industry selling bad foods to consumer, on the other side you have Holywood fad diets with their huge marketing budget, trying to sell quick and unhealthy solutions to people.
In my latest book, I explain how people can eat healthier and lose weight naturally (and keep it off too!) by following a few simple rules, without effort, frustration nor elimination.
As an added bonus, the book come with a one-week healthy meal plan.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I don’t drink nor smoke while I’m writing. Is that bad?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
– Changez d’alimentation by Prof. Henri Joyeux (the book is in French)
– How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
What are you working on now?
I am now busy promoting by second book <<Lose weight without dieting: a nutrition guide>>.
I am taking care of my patients.
And I’m planning to work on some videos for Youtube (in which I will talk about nutrition). You can already find video recipes on myfrenchdietitian’s Youtube channel.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesomegang is definitely effective. I got very good results from my last promotion.
Goodreads is efficient too.
Smashwords has a good affiliates network.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you want to be a writer, write, never stop. Write everything that comes to your mind. If you feel stuck, write through it until you feel your creative juices flowing again. Once done, read, edit, improve.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
<<The world is not waiting for you. Don’t live in your own bubble. If you want something, you need to go get it.>>…my Dad.
What are you reading now?
I’m now reading Mastering Bitcoins by Andreas Antonopoulos.
I’m quiet tech savvy.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Not sure. Maybe another cookbook.
I would also like to write on how you can prevent/cure diseases with food.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I’m very practical so I would definitely take some survival books with me (how to fish, build a wooden house, etc..) and one of my photo albums.
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