Safe Dieting for Teens

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Today's teenagers are faced with a mind-boggling number of weight and lifestyle challenges and contradictions. They are less active than ever before (thank you TV, cars, computers and less PE in school), are served unhealthy fast foods in school and huge servings in restaurants but are constantly urged to try fad diets to look like stick-thin celebrities. It is no surprise that obesity, anorexia and bulimia are all on the rise.

If you are a teen today, what you need is not a ...

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Overview

Today's teenagers are faced with a mind-boggling number of weight and lifestyle challenges and contradictions. They are less active than ever before (thank you TV, cars, computers and less PE in school), are served unhealthy fast foods in school and huge servings in restaurants but are constantly urged to try fad diets to look like stick-thin celebrities. It is no surprise that obesity, anorexia and bulimia are all on the rise.

If you are a teen today, what you need is not a ninety-pound role model, but rather information about balancing your nutrition and activity to feel good and gain a positive self-image. This book has the tools and information you need to make choices that will work for you, not against you.

The first edition of Safe Dieting for Teens introduced the basics of nutrition and exercise along with information on eating disorders and weight loss programs, helpful tips for teens and parents and much more. This revised edition has been fully updated, and important new sections include- Why most diets fail and the dangers of yo-yo dieting, How to design your own unique diet, Girls' special diet dilemma, How to stay motivated and confident, Healthy alternatives for meals, snacks and drinks.

About the Author:
Linda Ojeda, PhD, is a respected authority on weight loss and women's health

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897935029
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 917,937
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
How to Use This Book     5
To Diet or Not to Diet?     7
Appraising the Situation     8
How Did the Fat Find Your Body?     9
Health Concerns for Being Overweight and Being Underweight     15
But I'm Not Motivated     15
Girls' Special Diet Dilemma     17
Girls Naturally Carry More Fat than Guys     18
Girls Make Fat Easily     18
Female Hormones and Cravings     20
Female Hormones and Weight Loss     22
The Pill and Weight Gain     22
Inability to Handle Carbohydrates     22
Why Most Diets Fail     24
Skipping Meals     25
The Very-Low-Calorie Craze     26
What's Wrong with the Low-Fat Diet?     28
Pros and Cons of the Low-Carb Programs     29
Commercial Programs: Good or Bad?     32
Pills and Diet Aids     33
When Dieting Takes a Dangerous Turn     38
Anorexia     39
Bulimia Nervosa     41
Compulsive Overeating     43
Emotional Eating     44
What's More Important than Losing Weight?     50
Feel Good about Yourself Now     52
Change the Voice in Your Head     56
Why Do You Want to Lose Weight?     59
Design Your Dreams     61
Thought for the Day     62
Create a Goal Board     63
Physical Activity and Exercise Are Key to Success     65
Move Your Body All Day Long     65
How Exercise Helps     67
Getting Serious about Exercise     70
The Big Three     71
The First Workout     74
Why People Quit     75
How Many Calories Am I Burning?     76
Designing Your Own Unique Diet     79
The Basics     79
Mapping Our Your Strategy     81
Action Steps     81
Getting Started     83
Write It Down to Take It Off     84
Getting Rid of Fat Promoters     87
Making Better Choices     88
Go Slowly     90
Eating Healthy Foods Helps Keep the Weight Off     92
The Basics of Reading Food Labels     96
Help! What to Eat? What to Eat?     100
Breakfast     100
Lunch     106
Dinner     114
Snacks and Desserts      119
Drinks     127
Putting It All Together     140
Eating in Restaurants     140
Tips for Success     145
You Can Do It!     147
Resources     148
Internet Sites for Teens     148
Weight-Loss Programs and Camps for Teens     150
Books for Parents     151
A Note to Parents: How You Can Help Your Teen Lose Weight     152
Index     155
Food Record and Calorie Log     160

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2008

    Helpful and Doable

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2002

    Rented from Library, buying it ASAP!!!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2001

    woooooow

    that was GRRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAT

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