Weight Loss Confidential Journal: Week-by-Week Success Strategies for Teens from Teens

Weight Loss Confidential Journal: Week-by-Week Success Strategies for Teens from Teens

by Anne M. Fletcher M.S., R.D.
     
 

Weight Loss Confidential Journal is two things in one. It’s a roomy journal where you can write down what you eat, how much you exercise, and how you feel as you start to make changes in your life. It’s also a personal trainer, filled with advice from other teens who lost weight—as much as 50 to 100 pounds. You’ll get hundreds of tips, like

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Overview

Weight Loss Confidential Journal is two things in one. It’s a roomy journal where you can write down what you eat, how much you exercise, and how you feel as you start to make changes in your life. It’s also a personal trainer, filled with advice from other teens who lost weight—as much as 50 to 100 pounds. You’ll get hundreds of tips, like how to start exercising when you don’t want to and how to stop yourself from overeating. The journal gives you tons of ideas for good-for-you munchies and super-quick meals that teens like to make, from chili and pita pizza to instant “cheesecake.” Plus a week’s worth of easy, low-cal breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to get you started on the road to your best weight.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
It is easy to believe in yourself when you know who you are. But like so many teens, that just has not happened yet. So they turn to food for comfort and acceptance, and the vicious cycle begins: they are fat because they eat and they eat because they are fat. When food becomes your lover, only bad things can follow. Learning to use this book teaches a teen that they are not alone. There are many testimonials proving that teens are experiencing the same problem. The week-by-week strategies and the Daily Diary are a great help to log and write thoughts that cannot be expressed—even to their best friend. Think improvement. Write a weekly schedule. This can be completed right out of the book. Then look back over the week and see where you can improve: perhaps more sit-ups or longer walks next time. Then note the positive things going on in your life and notice how you can do more things. Praise yourself for your accomplishments and take note of how much healthier—not just thinner—you are than you were before. Learn to read the nutrition facts on the labels of the foods you eat. Understanding what you are eating and how it affects your body can help you turn down that extra helping or those fries. It is suggested that when you weigh yourself, it is best to do it at the same time of day, with the same amount of clothing on each time. Keep a log of what you weigh and make notes of any drastic changes in weight. Then compare the information with your Daily Diary to understand why. I found this book to be very interesting. Being a teen is hard enough. Being an overweight teen is a very big deal, especially when it is YOU! This book gives great advice and a lot of nurturing tobuild the confidence necessary to undertake the huge challenge of losing weight. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618433728
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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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