Food and You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know about Loving Food--for Better Health, for a Beautiful Body and for Emotional Satisfaction

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What is it that makes women obsess about their weight? Or use food to cope with their emotions? Or feel guilty after they eat? Food and You is the first book to help women understand the mysterious connection between food and their appetites, hormones, weight, emotions and overall health. Based on the latest findings and interviews with leading experts in weight control and nutrition, this book also reveals women's personal stories of their struggles with and victories over food. Food and You teaches women how to...
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Overview

What is it that makes women obsess about their weight? Or use food to cope with their emotions? Or feel guilty after they eat? Food and You is the first book to help women understand the mysterious connection between food and their appetites, hormones, weight, emotions and overall health. Based on the latest findings and interviews with leading experts in weight control and nutrition, this book also reveals women's personal stories of their struggles with and victories over food. Food and You teaches women how to make peace with food and enjoy good health.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875962917
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/22/1996
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: "Pass the Cookies - My Diet Starts Tomorrow"
1 Emotional Eating: Nourishing Your Inner Self 3
2 Stress: Calm Nervous Nibbling 11
3 Recreational Eating: For a Good Time, Dial F-O-O-D 18
4 Sneak Eating: Freedom from Guilt 21
5 Dreams: What Food Images and Themes Reveal 26
6 Self-Esteem: Feel Better about Your Body 32
7 Love: Seeking Solace in Comfort Foods 39
8 Mothers: The True Source of Your Food Attitude 46
9 Eating Disorders: Help for the Diet- and Weight-Obsessed 51
10 Anemia and Iron Deficiency: Pump Iron into Your Diet 63
11 Breast Cancer: Foods That Rein In the Risk 68
12 Breast Pain: Tactics for Periodic Tenderness 74
13 Cervical Changes: A Trio of Protective Nutrients 77
14 Cholesterol: Foods That Cut the Risk 80
15 Constipation: Relief Is Spelled F-I-B-E-R 90
16 Diabetes: A Modern Diet for Better Blood Sugar Control 94
17 Fatigue: Help for When There's No Get-Up-and-Go 100
18 Food Allergies: Sidestepping Trouble without Sacrificing Nutrition 110
19 Gallstones: A Dietary Defense against Gallbladder Trouble 117
20 Heart Disease: An Artery-Clearing Diet for Women 121
21 Hemorrhoids: Natural Relief for Straining and Pain 130
22 High Blood Pressure: Minerals Take the "Hyper" out of Hypertension 133
23 Hypoglycemia: Emergency Rations for Low Blood Sugar 139
24 Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Foods That Soothe "Gut Feelings" 143
25 Lactose Intolerance: Coping When Milk Isn't Kind 147
26 Migraines and Other Headaches: Tracking Troublesome Foods 151
27 Osteoporosis: A Power Diet for Your Bones 157
28 Ovarian Cancer: Less Fat, More Fiber Help Beat the Odds 163
29 Overweight: Why Weight Control Is a Top Health Priority 165
30 Skin Problems: Nutrients Your Skin Will Love 173
31 Tooth and Gum Problems: Safeguard Your Pearly Whites 178
32 Underweight: Tipping the Scales in Your Favor 183
33 Varicose Veins: Fight Back with Fiber 188
34 Water Retention: Six Ways to Reduce Premenstrual Bloating 191
35 Yeast Infections: Get Rid of the Maddening Itch 194
36 Body Shape: Working with, Not against, Your Destiny 199
37 Metabolism: Seven Ways to Rev Up Your Calorie-Burning Potential 207
38 Appetite, Cravings and Hormones: Decoding Your Body's Dietary Signals 214
39 Premenstrual Syndrome: A Diet to Relieve Symptoms 223
40 Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy: The Best Foods for Baby and You 231
41 Menopause: Natural Dietary Sources of Protective Estrogen 239
42 Nutrition: The Perfect Eating Plan for Women 246
43 Supplements: Not a Substitute for Food 257
44 Your Ideal Weight: How Much Should You Weight? 277
45 Diet Aids: 16 Ways You Won't Lose Weight 284
46 Low-Fat Living: Why Eating Less Fat Is a Woman's Number One Priority 299
47 Sugar and Sugar Substitutes: Moderation, Not Deprivation 312
48 Weight Loss: What Works for Women 319
49 Food and You: The Diet Plan: A Program for Losing 10, 20, 50 Pounds or More 333
50 Your Food Personality: Passions and Preferences That Shape Your Eating Habits 353
51 Shopping: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Smart and Healthy Food Choices 363
52 Cooking: Cut the Calories, Save the Flavor 380
53 Dining Out: Making the Most of Away-from-Home Meals 390
54 Snacking: Between-Meal Nibbles That Nourish 401
55 Beverages: Drinkable Feasts 409
56 Holiday Feasts: Smart Strategies for Special Occasions 420
57 Travel Light, Eat Light: Eating Wisely on the Road 430
Index 437
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