Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off -- and What They Wish Parents Knew

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As any parent knows, teens listen to teens—more than to anyone else. Hailed by leading doctors, nutritionists, and journalists, Weight Loss Confidential is the only book to go to the real experts on teen weight loss: adolescents who have succeeded. Using the approach that made her book Thin for Life an award-winning bestseller, Anne M. Fletcher interviews more than one hundred teens who have lost weight—some as much as one hundred pounds—to discover what works. Bolstered with the latest scientific research, ...

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As any parent knows, teens listen to teens—more than to anyone else. Hailed by leading doctors, nutritionists, and journalists, Weight Loss Confidential is the only book to go to the real experts on teen weight loss: adolescents who have succeeded. Using the approach that made her book Thin for Life an award-winning bestseller, Anne M. Fletcher interviews more than one hundred teens who have lost weight—some as much as one hundred pounds—to discover what works. Bolstered with the latest scientific research, Weight Loss Confidential challenges conventional assumptions and empowers teens and parents in the struggle against our number-one health problem today.

Inside Weight Loss Confidential:

9 myths about weight loss

Top 10 reasons for teen weight gain

Teens’ advice to parents on how to help

10 teen strategies for changing eating habits

6 tactics parents often resort to that make things worse—and what to do instead

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  • ISBN-13: 9780618943449
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D., is the author of Thin for Life, the Thin for Life Daybook, Eating Thin for Life, and Sober for Good. As a registered dietitian, she has counseled hundreds of clients with weight problems in clinical settings. Fletcher was executive editor of the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and a contributing editor for Prevention. She has won several National Health Information Awards as well as awards from the American Medical Writers Association and the American Psychological Association. She has raised three teenagers.

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  • Posted February 25, 2009

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off and What They Wish Parents Knew is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2007

    Buy this book today!

    A wonderful, quick, and captivating read! This book belongs on the bookshelves of teens, families, AND healthcare practitioners! ¿Weight Loss Confidential¿ is a great ¿how to¿ manual for teens who want to lose weight, and the book also serves as a source of motivation for teens who are ready to change. ¿Weight Loss Confidential¿ can also serve as a fantastic tool for medical and nutrition professionals who work with overweight youth. ¿Weight Loss Confidential¿ complies a myriad of pertinent data, quotes from teens, nutrition and exercise advice, effective weight loss programs, and up-to-date research. Finally, the book is a timely and much needed resource as pediatric overweight rates continue to climb. ¿Weight Loss Confidential¿ is simply fantastic¿Buy it today! --April Rudat, MS Ed, RD, LDN, author of the upcoming book, ¿OH YES YOU CAN BREASTFEED TWINS¿

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