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Dieting For Dummies

Get your children on the right track with a weight management plan

Now updated to evaluate todays popular diets

If youre tired of the diet roller coaster, then this friendly, authoritative guide is for you. Now updated with the latest information, this clear and comprehensive book not only reveals exactly what you need to know and do, but also helps you identify and break through the barriers that have kept you from doing it!

Praise for Dieting For Dummies

"Our hands-down favorite . . . . Like all good health books, its one to keep and refer to again and again."
—Detroit Free Press

"Gets under the skin of weight loss what works, what doesnt, and why in ways few books do."
—Dallas Morning News

"Sound, practical, and comprehensive . . . chock-full of great information."
—USA Today

Discover how to:

  • Develop an effective weight-loss strategy
  • Eat healthfully at home and in restaurants
  • Cope with cravings and setbacks
  • Evaluate diet programs and medications
  • Know the latest surgical options
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: So You Wanna Lose Weight? Chapter 1: Getting Started. Chapter 2: Exploring the Connection between Weight and Health. Chapter 3: Assessing Your Own Weight. Chapter 4: Are You Destined to Be Overweight?. Part II: Getting Over Overeating. Chapter 5: Turning Down Your Hunger Alarm. Chapter 6: Understanding Your Relationship with Food. Chapter 7: Marketing to the Masses: The Conspiracy to Consume. Part III: Formulating a Plan for Healthful Eating. Chapter 8: Calorie Basics. Chapter 9: Putting Healthful Eating Guidelines into Practice. Chapter 10: Using the Dietary Guidelines to Design Your Own Diet. Chapter 11: A Matter of Taste: Using Fat Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners. Chapter 12: Becoming More Active. Part IV: Shopping, Cooking, and Dining Out. Chapter 13: Healthy Grocery Shopping. Chapter 14: Outfitting and Using Your Kitchen. Chapter 15: Eating Healthfully While Eating Out. Part V: Enlisting Outside Help. Chapter 16: Getting Help from a Weight-Loss Professional. Chapter 17: When Surgery Is the Only Solution. Chapter 18: Using Medications for Weight Control. Chapter 19: Joining a Weight-Loss Program. Chapter 20: Rating the Diet Plans. Part VI: Special Circumstances. Chapter 21: Eating Disorders: When Dieting Goes Too Far. Chapter 22: What to Do If Your Child Is Overweight. Chapter 23: Weight Loss for Athletes. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Myths about Dieting. Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Cut Calories. Chapter 26: Ten Strategies to Keep the Weight Off. Chapter 27: Ten Rules for Eating Healthfully. Chapter 28: Ten Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle. Appendix: Weight Management Resources. Index.

About the Author

Jane Kirby, RD is a registered dietitian and member of the American Dietetic Association. She is the food and nutrition editor of Real Simple magazine and owner of The Vermont Cooking School, Inc in Charlotte, Vermont. Jane is the former editor of Eating Well magazine and the food and nuitrition editor for Glamour. She served on the dietetics staff of the Massachusettes General Hospital in Boston, where she completed graduate work in nutrition. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marymount College. The American Dietetic Association is the world?s largest group of nutrition and health professionals. As an advocate of the profession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.

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