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Back Off! I'll Lose Weight When I'm Ready: A Weight Loss Guide for Teens and Their Crazed Parents

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Back Off! is the perfect combination of information and empowerment. The short, easy-to-read chapters will enable readers to learn about themselves while mastering their ability to create behavior and nutritional changes that fit into their personal family lifestyle. It provides a source of information on a variety of topics that can be referenced by specific challenges.
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Overview


Back Off! is the perfect combination of information and empowerment. The short, easy-to-read chapters will enable readers to learn about themselves while mastering their ability to create behavior and nutritional changes that fit into their personal family lifestyle. It provides a source of information on a variety of topics that can be referenced by specific challenges.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883911044
  • Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Debi Davis is the founder of Fit America Weight Loss and Wellness Stores. She personally lost 85 pounds and has helped countless others to achieve their weight loss goals. Debi is a recognized speaker on radio and TV on the subject of weight management. Sitting on the boards of both Boys and Girls Clubs and Junior Achievement, Debi recognized the need to help overweight children of all ages.
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Table of Contents

Foreword iii
So...You Think You Have A Weight Problem? v
Chapter 1 Why Do I Have a Weight Problem?
Who's Body Is It Anyway? 3
Understand The Facts And Lose The Excuses 7
Check It Out 13
Why Do We Do What We Do? 15
Feeling Happy, Feeling Sad... Understanding Your Emotional Comfort Zone 18
Creating Beliefs That Make Things Happen 22
Making New Emotional Files 24
Willpower Doesn't Cut It 27
So, What Do I Do Now? 29
Chapter 2 Yes You Can and You Will
You Are Your #1 Priority 33
Be Your Own Cheerleader 36
Expand Your Life's Path 39
Beware Of Self-Sabotage 41
Time For Self-Evaluation 43
Chapter 3 Kids Need Stress Management, Too!
Problems? Keep Your Mind Fit 47
Stress & Food Cravings 55
Chapter 4 Think Yourself Thin
Make A Picture Of Your Goal 61
How Do I Make My Picture Become Real? 63
Chapter 5 Plan Your Changes
Planning For Your Picture 69
Planning Your Vision 71
Visualization Exercise 80
Chapter 6 Don't Make Eating a Disorder
Diet Myths 85
Feeling A Little Confused? 91
Binge Eating Now Recognized As #1 Eating Disorder 93
The Dangers Of An Overweight Condition 97
Why Do People Have So Much Trouble With Weight? 101
Chapter 7 Dieting Makes It Worse
Fad Diets & Weight Problems Go 'Hand-In-Hand' 105
Diets Don't Work 107
Chapter 8 Eating to be a Dude or a Babe
Set A Goal And Don't Go Crazy 113
Easy Eating Guide 117
Food Categories 123
Menu Guides 124
Think About Your Food Plans For The Day 127
Watering Down Fats 129
Eats Lots Of Mini-Meals 133
Don't Freak Out...You May Be "Trading Pounds" 135
How Much Can I Eat? 138
101 Ways To Cut Fat & Calories 140
Chapter 9 What's a Food Group and Why You Care
Eating For A Balanced Day 151
What Are Proteins, Carbohydrates And Fats? 157
What Is Hydrogenated Fat Anyway? 161
Chapter 10 You've Got Options
The Choice Is Yours 165
America's 10 Most Popular Foods Are Dangerous! 169
How To Stop Sugar Cravings 179
Ten Superfoods 183
Bring On The Beef 186
Keeping The Fat Out Of Your Meat 188
Snacks Under 100 Calories 190
Chapter 11 Make Fast-Food Fast, Not Fatty
12 Classic Fat Rules 195
Quick Fat Facts 198
Can Fatty Foods Make You Stupid? 200
Fast-Food Breakfast Doesn't Have To Be Fatty 202
The Best Of Your Fast-Food Options 204
Learn To Calculate Fats 209
Chapter 12 Eat For Your Body, Too
Feed Your Face...Foods To "Glow" On 213
"Growing Pains" May Mean Calcium Deficiency 215
Get A Fix On Fiber 216
Get Tired? 219
It May Be In Your Head...Headache Triggers 221
It's Never Too Soon To Fight Diseases 223
Do You Have Diabetes And Not Know It? 227
Chapter 13 Eating at School
Cafeteria Food Isn't Your Only Option 231
Chapter 14 It's Cool to be Smart
Foods & Moods 235
Unbelievable Nutrition Facts 239
Metabolism & Thermogenesis 241
What Is A Plateau? 243
Chapter 15 Label Wise
Be Label Wise 247
How To Read Food Labels 249
Label Dictionary 250
Chapter 16 Get a Grip When You Party
Party Without Panic 257
Eating Out Guide 260
Before "Take-Off" Travel Tips 264
Chapter 17 Puking Isn't Sexy
Purging Isn't Fooling Anyone 267
What Can You Do? 271
Chapter 18 Unorganized Exercise
What's The Big Deal About Exercise? 275
Making Exercise Fun 281
Mini-Workouts May Be All You Need 282
Chapter 19 Smoking & Weight Management
Smoking Tied To Weight Fears 287
Second-Hand Smoke Is A Problem Too 290
You Can Quit If You Want To 292
Chapter 20 Putting the Program All Together
Let's Put It All Together 295
A Letter To The Reader 297
Chapter 21 My Special Note to Parents
A Letter From The Author 301
Weight Control For The Whole Family 303
Make It Happen 309
From the Author 310
Acknowledgments 313
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