Safe Dieting for Teens

Safe Dieting for Teens

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by Linda Ojeda
     
 

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Safe Dieting for Teens contains straightforward, nonjudgmental advice that teens can easily understand and follow. The book emphasizes slow, safe weight loss and encourages readers to take control of their own health by explaining what’s in the foods they eat and providing many alternatives to higher fat foods. Based on the author's years of experience

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Safe Dieting for Teens contains straightforward, nonjudgmental advice that teens can easily understand and follow. The book emphasizes slow, safe weight loss and encourages readers to take control of their own health by explaining what’s in the foods they eat and providing many alternatives to higher fat foods. Based on the author's years of experience and research, it offers smart advice about what works and what doesn’t in this challenging area. The latest information on calories and fat grams is included as a guideline for making wise choices and designing a personalized diet plan. The book gives teens the tools they need for selecting foods; knowing when to eat; finding out why they overeat; spotting unhealthy diet schemes; creating an exercise program; and feeling good about themselves. This revised second edition contains new information on healthy alternatives for all meals as well as snacks and drinks; the pros and cons of popular diets; the downside of dieting when it goes too far; and warning signs for anorexia and bulimia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935029
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Safe Dieting for Teens 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Safe Dieting for Teens by Linda Ojeda is a good, basic weight loss guide and one that I would be comfortable recommending to teens and their parents. What makes this book different from the myriad of weight loss books out there? For one, it doesn¿t deal solely with losing weight the book takes into account many complex issues that face teens today. One important question, which is overlooked in many diet books, asks teens to examine their reasons for picking up a diet book in the first place. Is it because a doctor or parent has suggested that they are at risk due to obesity, or is it because they feel they should look like a super-model with a figure that has been super enhanced by computer to look skinny and fashionable. Dr. Ojeda is well aware that often the teens that have no need to diet are the ones most obsessed by it. There is an entire chapter in the book devoted to recognizing Anorexia and Bulimia, serious problems in our society. For those that do decide they need to make weight changes, the book doesn¿t make promises of magical and sudden weight loss. It advises slow and steady modifications that will lead to life style changes. This is a common theme in most reasonable weight loss plans, and Dr. Ojeda¿s advice keeps that message upbeat and doable. She places the choices in the hands of the dieter, giving information and suggestions for taking baby steps into changes that can last a lifetime without a great deal of sacrifice. Yes, the book has calorie charts (specifically, for many of the fast food places teens frequent), but it also maintains that the teen may want to begin a weight loss program by taking stairs instead of the elevator everyday and skip the food changes completely for awhile. Her reoccurring message: It¿s your diet, do what will work for you. Make choices that will make you happy, not miserable. Written in an easy to read and conversational style, the book recognizes that teens have some different issues from adults. Dr. Ojeda has taken those factors into account and has written a helpful and positive guide that can help teens make healthful life-style changes while keeping their own preferences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It lays out all the guidelines for a quick, safe, and nonexhausting diet! It gives information on fad diets, pills, drinks, and how they are unhealthy and fake! It is amazing, and I am starting ASAP!
Guest More than 1 year ago
that was GRRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAT