The Real You Diet: Your Personal Program for Lasting Weight Loss [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do you overeat when you feel bored or stressed out? Do you like to exercise alone or with a group? When it comes to diet and weight loss, no two people are alike. That's why one-size-fits-all programs that use the same approach for everyone are doomed to fail—and why The Real You Diet can help you succeed.

Created by Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, one of the nation's leading weight-loss specialists and a regular diet and nutrition expert for the Today show and iVillage.com, The Real You...

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The Real You Diet: Your Personal Program for Lasting Weight Loss

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Overview

Do you overeat when you feel bored or stressed out? Do you like to exercise alone or with a group? When it comes to diet and weight loss, no two people are alike. That's why one-size-fits-all programs that use the same approach for everyone are doomed to fail—and why The Real You Diet can help you succeed.

Created by Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, one of the nation's leading weight-loss specialists and a regular diet and nutrition expert for the Today show and iVillage.com, The Real You Diet helps you develop a personalized program to lose weight and keep it off for good. First, Dr. Fernstrom guides you through a self-evaluation process to pinpoint the areas you need to focus on most and honestly assess the body, mind-set, and lifestyle factors that may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. She gives you a comprehensive set of tools to effect change in the four major areas that are crucial to losing weight: behavior, eating, activity, and medical/biological. The right combination of these tools, hand-picked by you for your personal toolkit, will support your weight loss and, later, weight stability for the long haul.

Each area tackles major stumbling blocks you may encounter and shows you how to overcome them. You'll make the most of:

Behavioral tools. Change habits, minimize mindless eating, and reward yourself without using food.

Eating/food tools. Avoid portion distortion, use reverse calorie counting, and become a positive snacker.

Activity tools. Understand your physical activity, temperament, start moving every day, and much more.

Medical/biological tools. Learn how to talk to your doctor, identify your biological barriers to weight loss, and make sense of supplements and medications.

Once you assemble your toolkit and put it to work, you can begin to see results in just eight weeks, and a twenty-one-day meal plan will help you get started. Along the way, you can add or take away tools as needed. Bored with your plan? Just replace some worn-out tools with new, more effective ones. Dr. Fernstrom guides you through each step of your journey to help you make, and keep, a personal connection and commitment to your goals as you work to achieve them—your way—and discover the beauty of the real you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470535400
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/20/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 926 KB

Meet the Author

Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph.D., C.N.S., is the Diet and Nutrition Editor for the Today show and Health Editor-at-Large for iVillage.com, for which she writes the popular blog Health Journal. She is a full professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Surgery, and the founding director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Self, Fitness, and many other publications.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

How to Use This Book: Finding the Real You.

1 The Real You Approach to Weight Loss.

2 Size Yourself Up: How to Create Your BEAM Box.

3 Behavioral Tools: Breaking Those Barriers to Success.

4 Eating and Food Tools: Choosing What to Eat.

5 Activity Tools: Deciding How and When to Move.

6 Medical and Biological Tools: Addressing Your Health Issues.

7 The Real You Plan: BEAM Your Way to Success.

8 Power Tools: Weight-Loss Medications and Surgery.

9 Life after Weight Loss: Body Contouring.

The Real You Recipe File.

Appendix A. Understanding Your BMI.

Appendix B. Web Resources.

Appendix C. The Real You Tools.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2010

    A Must Read!!

    I bought this book just the other day and I could not put it down. I've thoroughly enjoyed using and sharing this book with my friends and family. It's such an easy read, and makes perfect sense. I found the quote, "There are no bad foods, just bad portions" to really stick with me. I can say I have not lived by this quote. I find myself to be someone who overindulges, eating one too many cookies out of the cookie jar. For someone that exercises regularly, does not drink alcohol and eats relatively well, the overeating aspect of my life must be my downfall. What I can take away from this book is that calorie awareness is a key tool and that you can still eat whatever you wish, just in moderation. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    The Real You Diet...focuses on real life weight loss!

    Madelyn Fernstrom has really hit the nail on the head with her new diet book. The clarity at which she explains the BEAM box objectives really motivates the audience to take action. I especially liked how she broke down the four major groups that make up a diet, each with its own quiz. Unlike some other diet books, Dr. Fernstrom's book really relates to the individual. Whether you're looking to keep a certain weight or alter your diet completely, this book can help you assess where your weight problem lies and what tools you will need to fix it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

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    Interesting Read

    For addional information on diet it is ok, I have read so many health/diet books over the years, it would be a good book for starting on a health plan,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

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    Ok book but includes processed foods

    The real you diet talks about have a kids meal in a fast food instead instead of a whole meal. Processed cereals. I think it is an okay book for those who do not want to change their lifestyles. There are better plans with real food like the Schwarzbein Principles and the Perfect 10 Diet.

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

    Love, Love, Love this book!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have many great takeaways not only for me, but my family. This book makes eating healthier a practical reality. I am a mother of 2 young children. By following the ideas and easy steps discussed in the book, I have a new way of cooking and eating that is feasible for my whole family. I am really looking forward to implementing these tools into my lifestyle and for great results this "diet" provides!

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