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Dieting for Dummies�

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ISBN-10: 0764541498

ISBN-13: 9780764541490

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Jane Kirby, American Dietetic Association Staff

List price: $21.99
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Bearing the approval of the American Dietetic Association, this updated guide delivers information on weight-loss strategies for adults, children, and athletes, the facts on surgical options, and latest findings on commercial diet programs, drugs, fads, fat substitutes, artificial sweeteners, and exercise trends.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

You Can Trust Us
About This Book
What You're Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
So You Wanna Lose Weight?
Getting Started
Weighing In on Your Health
Understanding Conflicting Advice
Customizing Your Weight-Loss Plan
Exploring the Connection between Weight and Health
The Health Risks of Being Overweight
Where You Carry Your Fat Matters
"You Look Mahvelous Dahling, Simply Maaahhhvelous!"
Assessing Your Own Weight
More Than Just a Number
Factoring In Your Personal Risk
Using the Latest High-Tech Methods
Putting It All Together
Are You Destined to Be Overweight?
Evaluating Your Chances
Beating the Odds
Getting Over Overeating
Turning Down Your Hunger Alarm
Recognizing How Hunger Works
Realizing How Dieting Makes You Hungry
Understanding Your Relationship with Food
Determining Whether You're an Emotional Eater
Adjusting Your Attitude
Marketing to the Masses: The Conspiracy to Consume
Luring You into Buying
Having It Their Weigh: Ingredient Realities
Making Nutrition Convenient
Formulating a Plan for Healthful Eating
Calorie Basics
Defining Calories
Revealing Where Calories Come From
Tracking How Many Calories You Eat
Determining How Many Calories You Need
Setting a Reasonable Calorie Level for Weight Loss
Putting Healthful Eating Guidelines into Practice
Glimpsing the Food Guide Pyramid
Understanding What Makes a Serving
Looking at the Food Groups
Considering the Vegetarian Pyramid
Using the Pyramid for Weight Loss
Planning Your Meals
Tailoring Your Diet to Include Healthier Choices
Using the Dietary Guidelines to Design Your Own Diet
Glimpsing the Basics of the Dietary Guidelines
Aiming for Fitness
Building a Healthy Base
Choosing Sensibly
A Matter of Taste: Using Fat Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners
Wising Up to the Fat-Free Fake-Out
Investigating the Role of Fat Replacers
Examining Sweeteners' Place in Your Diet
Seeing the Dangers of Depriving Yourself of Real Foods
Becoming More Active
Knowing Why Exercise Is Key to Weight Loss
Determining How Much Exercise Is Enough
Getting Started on Exercising
Keeping an Exercise Log
Going for the (Calorie) Burn
Strength Training
Ten Inexcusable Excuses for Not Exercising (And How to Cope with Them)
Eating Smart for Your Workout
Shopping, Cooking, and Dining Out
Healthy Grocery Shopping
Making a Healthy Grocery List
Filling Your Grocery Cart the Right Way
Navigating the Supermarket Maze
Label Reading 101 for Dieters
Sneaky Servings and Other Portion Tricks
Outfitting and Using Your Kitchen
Amassing Your Cooking Arsenal
Becoming a Calorie-Conscious Cook
Stocking Your Cupboard, Refrigerator, and Freezer
Eating Healthfully While Eating Out
Knowing Your Enemy
Menu Sleuthing
Taking a Dieter's Tour of Restaurants
Eating on the Fly: Airline and Airport Food
Enlisting Outside Help
Getting Help from a Weight-Loss Professional
Weeding Out the Pros from the Hoi Polloi
Understanding What the Pros Can Do
Finding a Weight-Loss Specialist
When Surgery Is the Only Solution
Offering New Options for Severe Obesity
Detailing the Types of Surgery
Recognizing Who Is a Good Candidate for Surgery
Understanding What to Expect before, during, and after Surgery
Using Medications for Weight Control
Understanding How Current Weight-Loss Drugs Work
Deciding Whether Prescription Weight-Loss Drugs Are for You
Using Prescription Medications
Taking Over-the-Counter Drugs
Joining a Weight-Loss Program
Finding a Good Fit from the Start
Meal-Plan Based Programs
Nondiet Programs and Support Groups
Online and E-Mail Programs
Determining Which Program Is Right for You
Rating the Diet Plans
Evaluating the Most Popular Diets
Factoring in Liquid Diets and Diet Bars
Special Circumstances
Eating Disorders: When Dieting Goes Too Far
Understanding the Origins of Eating Disorders
Recognizing the Many Faces of Eating Disorders
Seeing What Triggers Eating Disorders
Surveying the Medical Consequences of Eating Disorders
Treating Eating Disorders
What to Do If Someone You Know Has an Eating Disorder
Knowing Where to Find Help
What to Do If Your Child Is Overweight
Identifying Why Children Are Overweight
Determining Whether Your Child Is Overweight
If Your Child Is Overweight
Frequently Asked Questions
Weight Loss for Athletes
Putting Body Weight into Perspective
Estimating Nutrient Needs
Using the Athlete's Pyramid to Plan Your Meals
Staying Hydrated
The Part of Tens
Ten Myths about Dieting
Eating Late Packs on the Pounds
Consuming Fewer Calories to Achieve a Breakthrough
Never Have Seconds
Denying Your Cravings
Don't Eat Between Meals
Eating Breakfast Makes You Hungry All Day
To Lose Weight, Become a Vegetarian
Fasting Drops the Pounds
You Can Eat Everything That's Fat Free
Some Foods Burn More Calories Than They Contain
Ten Ways to Cut Calories
Paying Attention to the Nutrition Facts
Limiting Alcohol
Switching to Smaller Plates
Asking for the Kid Size
Eating Proper Portion Sizes
Dining in the Dining Room
Eating Slowly
Filling Up on Plant Food
Switching to Lowfat Dairy Products
Remembering That Dull Is Better
Cooking Meats with Methods That Start with the Letter B
Ten Strategies to Keep the Weight Off
Staying at a Healthy Weight
Getting Some Tips from Losers
Ten Rules for Eating Healthfully
Eating Vegetables and Fruit Daily
Getting Enough Whole Grains Daily
Serving Up Beans, Lentils, or Peas
Eating Regularly
Eating Breakfast
Limiting Soft Drinks
Drinking Water
Limiting Caffeine
Limiting Your Salt
Limiting the Amount of Saturated Fat
Ten Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle
Planning Your Meals, Calorie-Wise
Dipping into Appetizers, Snacks, and Sauces
Main Dishes and a Few Sides
Giving In to Your Sweet Tooth
Weight Management Resources
Newsletters and Magazines
Consumer Reports on Health
Environmental Nutrition
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter
Eating Well Magazine
Cooking Light
Web Sites
Calorie Control Council
Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Shape Up America
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
Weight Control Information Network
Professional associations
Eating disorders
Surgical centers for obesity
Fatfree: The LowFat Vegetarian Archive
AOL Kitchen Assistant