Just as You Are: How to be Healthy Whatever Your Weight

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Today's image-conscious society abounds with size-two models and ads for weight loss "miracle" items. With yo-yo dieting and obsessive calorie counting becoming a way of life for many Americans, it seems that concern with overall health may have gotten lost along the way.

In Just As You Are, medical doctor Steven Jonas and nutrition writer Linda Konner present a commonsense plan for getting fit and healthy whatever your weight. Each chapter presents a part of the authors' Big ...

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New York 1997 Hard Cover First Edition (thus) Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. FIRST PRINTING of the First B&N Edition (thus). A practical plan to attain fitness and ... good personal health regardless of one's weight-focusing on motivational issues to achieve a healthier lifestyle, finding an exercise regimen that works for oneself, reducing and managing stress, eating for health instead of for weight loss, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains resources list, indexed, 256pp. A very nice copy. Rare in this edition. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Today's image-conscious society abounds with size-two models and ads for weight loss "miracle" items. With yo-yo dieting and obsessive calorie counting becoming a way of life for many Americans, it seems that concern with overall health may have gotten lost along the way.

In Just As You Are, medical doctor Steven Jonas and nutrition writer Linda Konner present a commonsense plan for getting fit and healthy whatever your weight. Each chapter presents a part of the authors' Big Picture for Health-focusing on topics such as how to motivate yourself to achieve a healthier lifestyle; finding an exercise regimen that works for you; reducing and managing stress; and eating for health instead of for weight loss. This one-of-a-kind guide offers:

  • Profiles of some famous and lesser-known role models who are fit and healthy—despite the numbers on the scale
  • An exercise program specifically designed for large-size women and men
  • Guidance for creating a nutrition plan that is right for you
  • A series of checklists so you can obtain personalized information on health risk factors, nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction
  • Bonus chapters on how to quit smoking and personal safety tips for overall wellness
An ideal book for anyone who finds it difficult to lose weight but still wants to be healthy, Just As You Are is an affirmative and informative guide to total fitness, no matter what your weight.
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Leo Galland
A sensible, balanced, and compassionate antidote to the insanity of America's weight-loss mania.
—(Leo Galland, M.D., author of The Four Pillars of Health)
Marion Nestle
This refreshing book . . . focuses on the really important issue—health—and explains how to achieve it with or without weight loss.
—(Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760721186
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 256

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