Bob Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight loss. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise, has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a contributing writer to O, The Oprah Magazine. Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD, is the director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute. She has been named a distinguished scholar for the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in New York, where she developed the curriculum for the Helping Girls Become Strong Women Project. She has lectured at more than 150 conferences and written on the treatment of eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem. She was honored as a fellow by the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contributions to the psychology of women. She is the psychological expert for the monthly "Ask The Therapist" column of Shape magazine. Her work has been featured on shows such as NBC's Today, CBS's The Morning Show, and Oprah. Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., is the lead nutritionist for thebestlife.com, Bob Greene's weight loss and fitness website. She is also a contributing editor for Self magazine, the author of The Supermarket Diet and other weight loss books, and freelances for other national magazines. In her private practice, she specializes in weight loss and eating disorders.
"Bob Greene, best known as Oprah's personal trainer, helps readers lose weight and shows them how to stay motivated to keep it off. Too often, it's this latter part-"the psychological side of weight loss"-that's ignored, even though it's typically the mental and emotional components that determine how long weight loss lasts. Greene is determined to change this, helping readers take a deeper look at themselves and their relationship with food. . . .More than a book about weight loss, The Life You Want is a treatise on deciding what's important in life, setting goals and achieving them-lessons that can benefit almost everyone." --Bookpage "A weight-loss tool kit. . . . The entire package is a practical, down-to-earth guide that should help overweight, out-of-shape Americans (two thirds of the U.S. population) take action. An easy-to-read how-to book, it invites active participation. . . . there is much here of value." --Booklist