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A sensible alternative to fad diets and "miracle" weight-loss gadgets, Weight Loss Kit For Dummies arms you with a healthy, no-nonsense approach to shedding unwanted pounds, and keeping them off, based on good nutrition and common sense, not marketing hype and bogus technologies. It also outfits you with an arsenal of charts, menus, shopping lists, and other tools that help you:
You'll get a bead on how and why your body stores fat and the health consequences of having too much. You'll discover what it really takes to shed those extra pounds and keep them off without compromising your health. And you'll find out how to:
PART I: Ready, Set, Lose!
Chapter 1: Why Weight Matters.
Chapter 2: How to Tell Who's Fat.
Chapter 3: How to Tell If You're Losing Weight.
PART II: Choosing a Weight Loss Plan.
Chapter 4: Healthful Rules for Healthy Weight Loss Programs.
Chapter 5: Calories Count.
Chapter 6: Playing with Carbs.
Chapter 7: Praising Protein.
Chapter 8: Fiddling with Fats.
Chapter 9: A Diet Grab Bag.
PART III: Strategic Food Choices.
Chapter 10: Nutrition for Dieters.
Chapter 11: Shopping for Weight Loss Meals.
Chapter 12: Eating Thin When Eating Out.
Chapter 13: Measured Meals and Formula Foods.
PART IV: Other Ways to Lose Weight.
Chapter 14: Weight Loss Pills and Potions.
Chapter 15: Is This Stitch Necessary?
Chapter 16: Gadgets and Gimmicks.
PART V: Lifelong Weight Control.
Chapter 17: Changing Your Food Attitudes.
Chapter 18: Exercise: The Essential Extra.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Diet Myths.
Chapter 20: Ten Sensible Weight Control Web Sites.
Chapter 21: Ten Diet-Friendly Foods.
PART VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: The Calories and Other Nutrients in Food.
Appendix B: Diet and Nutrition Help Lines.
Appendix C: About the CD.
Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement.
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