Weight Watchers Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy-Weight Home

Weight Watchers Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy-Weight Home

by Weight Watchers, Karen Miller-Kovach
     
 

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For the first time, Family Power provides a revolutionary program that gives you proven, practical solutions for achieving a healthy weight and maintaining it as a family. Filled with the motivational stories of families who have achieved healthy-weight homes as well as expert advice from their coaches, Family Power gets your family up, moving, and improving

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For the first time, Family Power provides a revolutionary program that gives you proven, practical solutions for achieving a healthy weight and maintaining it as a family. Filled with the motivational stories of families who have achieved healthy-weight homes as well as expert advice from their coaches, Family Power gets your family up, moving, and improving health together as no other book ever has before.

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* With refreshing practicality and easy-to-follow instructions, Weight Watchers' chief scientific officer Miller-Kovach shows how a family can take small steps to eliminate childhood weight problems and establish a "healthy-weight home... in which everyone who lives there has a lifestyle that encourages them to be at a weight that is right and healthy for them." The steps in this process are unthreatening lifestyle changes, such as focusing on nutritious foods, including treats; rationing nonhomework TV time; being active one hour or more every day; and having these changes apply to the whole family. Miller-Kovach outlines parents' responsibilities for ensuring a healthful diet for their kids: they must be food role models, food enforcers, activity providers and activity enforcers. Chapters such as "Setting Food Policy" and sections on adult versus child weight loss detail how to take these roles; sidebars called "Coach's Corner" pinpoint problems like "The Reluctant Teen." Portraits show how families made changes like taking walks or drinking nonfat milk to lose weight. In all, the book plainly offers ways to incorporate dietary common sense into a family's routine. Notes on special needs and additional sources complete the book. (Jan.) (Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471771029
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
Weight Watchers Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

KAREN MILLER-KOVACH is Chief Scientific Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She is also the coauthor of Weight Loss That Lasts. With its mission of helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight through a comprehensive weight-management program that is based on the latest science, WEIGHT WATCHERS has meetings that provide the coaching and tools to help people make positive changes for lasting weight loss.

Six-time Emmy Award–winning MEREDITH VIEIRA is the moderator of The View, the highly rated ABC-TV talk show. She is also host of the weekday version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, for which she won her first Daytime Emmy Award in May 2005. Ms. Vieira joined ABC News in 1993; previously she had spent more than a decade at CBS News, where she garnered five Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent on the acclaimed news magazines 60 Minutes and West 57th. Ms. Vieira, her husband, journalist Richard Cohen, and their three children live in New York.

A board-certified pediatrician, MARC S. JACOBSON, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also an attending physician and director of the Center for Atherosclerosis Prevention in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson is Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Task Force on Obesity.

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