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Weight Loss Kit for Dummies

Accounting for one out of every twenty consumer-dollars spent in America, the diet industry is booming like never before. There are water diets, low-fat diets, high-fat diets, low-carb diets, high-fiber diets, color-coded diets and fixed-menu diets. There are over-the-counter "fat burners" and prescription diet pills of every description and, lord knows, no end of gadgets, gimmicks and pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo designed to separate you from your hard-earned cash. So why are so many of us still so...chubby? A sensible alternative to fad diets and "miracle" weight-loss gadgets, Weight Loss Kit For Dummies arms you with a healthy, no-nonsense approach to shedding unwanted pounds, and keeping them off, based on good nutrition and common sense, not marketing hype and bogus technologies. It also outfits you with an arsenal of charts, menus, shopping lists, and other tools that help you: Lose weight and keep it off Eat right 212;and like it! Stay motivated Boost your energy level Lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes You'll get a bead on how and why your body stores fat and the health consequences of having too much. You'll discover what it really takes to shed those extra pounds and keep them off without compromising your health. And you'll find out how to: Determine your ideal weight based on your age, sex and body type Find a weight loss strategy that's right for your body type Set up a weekly meal plan of foods that you enjoy Separate the truth from the hype when it comes to diet fads, pills, and gadgets Cook for others while sticking to a weight loss plan Alter eating patterns and bad behaviors for Design a calorie-burning workout routine that you'll want to stick with Your practical guide to fighting and winning the battle of the bulge, Weight Loss Kit For Dummies also comes with a CD-ROM packed with valuable weight loss tools, including a customizable weight-loss journal; the food group pyramid shopping list; a behavior/food calendar; a daily exercise chart; a menu planning guide; and more.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; PART I: Ready, Set, Lose!; Chapter 1: Why Weight Matters; Chapter 2: How to Tell Who's Fat; Chapter 3: How to Tell If You're Losing Weight; PART II: Choosing a Weight Loss Plan; Chapter 4: Healthful Rules for Healthy Weight Loss Programs; Chapter 5: Calories Count; Chapter 6: Playing with Carbs; Chapter 7: Praising Protein; Chapter 8: Fiddling with Fats; Chapter 9: A Diet Grab Bag; PART III: Strategic Food Choices; Chapter 10: Nutrition for Dieters; Chapter 11: Shopping for Weight Loss Meals; Chapter 12: Eating Thin When Eating Out; Chapter 13: Measured Meals and Formula Foods; PART IV: Other Ways to Lose Weight; Chapter 14: Weight Loss Pills and Potions; Chapter 15: Is This Stitch Necessary? Chapter 16: Gadgets and Gimmicks; PART V: Lifelong Weight Control; Chapter 17: Changing Your Food Attitudes; Chapter 18: Exercise: The Essential Extra; PART VI: The Part of Tens; Chapter 19: Ten Diet Myths; Chapter 20: Ten Sensible Weight Control Web Sites; Chapter 21: Ten Diet-Friendly Foods; PART VII: Appendixes; Appendix A: The Calories and Other Nutrients in Food; Appendix B: Diet and Nutrition Help Lines; Appendix C: About the CD; Index; Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement; Installation Instructions; Book Registration Information

About the Author

Carol Rinzler, author of the international bestseller The Complete Book of Food, writes frequently for the New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and other publications.

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