Does the world really need another book on dieting? More important,do you? Plenty of diet books make promises that this one doesn't.Lots tell you that losing weight and keeping it off is easy whenyou know their secrets. Well, here's a secret that the other bookswon't tell you: Dieting gimmicks, like banning pasta, don't work.And that's precisely why you need this book. It's not about fadplans or take-it-off-quick schemes. It's about balancing healthfuleating and exercise for a lifetime.
This second edition of Dieting For Dummies is for anyonewho has eaten too much and wants to lose weight. The informationpresented here is appropriate for someone wanting to lose 10 poundsor 100 pounds. You can use it as a guide for eating healthfully,and not only a way to lose weight. Because, when you discover howto eat the healthy way, you will lose weight.
The material in Dieting For Dummies is grouped so thatyou don't have to start at the beginning – althoughthat's a nice place to start. If you'd rather, you can flip rightto the chapter that contains the information you need. You'lldiscover information on
- Understanding what a healthy weight is and how to findyours
- Getting over overeating
- Formulating a plan for healthy eating
- Shopping, cooking, and dining out to make eating healthyeasier
- Finding and working with health-care professionals you cantrust, for when you can't seem to go it alone
People come in a wide range of heights, weights, and girths. Oneis not better than another. But staying within your healthiestweight range can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.Let this book help you see through the fog of fads and myths. Thenread on and find out how you can stop dieting and start livinghealthfully.
About the Author
Jane Kirby, RD is a registered dietitian and member of the AmericanDietetic Association. She is the food and nutrition editor ofReal Simple magazine and owner of The Vermont CookingSchool, IncTM in Charlotte, Vermont.Jane is the former editor of Eating Well magazine and thefood and nuitrition editor for Glamour. She served on thedietetics staff of the Massachusettes General Hospital in Boston,where she completed graduate work in nutrition. She holds aBachelor of Science degree from Marymount College.
The American Dietetic Association is the world’s largestgroup of nutrition and health professionals. As an advocate of theprofession, the ADA serves the public by promoting optimalnutrition, health, and well-being.
Table of Contents
Part I: So You Wanna Lose Weight?
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Exploring the Connection between Weight andHealth.
Chapter 3: Assessing Your Own Weight.
Chapter 4: Are You Destined to Be Overweight?.
Part II: Getting Over Overeating.
Chapter 5: Turning Down Your Hunger Alarm.
Chapter 6: Understanding Your Relationship with Food.
Chapter 7: Marketing to the Masses: The Conspiracy toConsume.
Part III: Formulating a Plan for Healthful Eating.
Chapter 8: Calorie Basics.
Chapter 9: Putting Healthful Eating Guidelines intoPractice.
Chapter 10: Using the Dietary Guidelines to Design Your OwnDiet.
Chapter 11: A Matter of Taste: Using Fat Substitutes andArtificial Sweeteners.
Chapter 12: Becoming More Active.
Part IV: Shopping, Cooking, and Dining Out.
Chapter 13: Healthy Grocery Shopping.
Chapter 14: Outfitting and Using Your Kitchen.
Chapter 15: Eating Healthfully While Eating Out.
Part V: Enlisting Outside Help.
Chapter 16: Getting Help from a Weight-Loss Professional.
Chapter 17: When Surgery Is the Only Solution.
Chapter 18: Using Medications for Weight Control.
Chapter 19: Joining a Weight-Loss Program.
Chapter 20: Rating the Diet Plans.
Part VI: Special Circumstances.
Chapter 21: Eating Disorders: When Dieting Goes Too Far.
Chapter 22: What to Do If Your Child Is Overweight.
Chapter 23: Weight Loss for Athletes.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Myths about Dieting.
Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Cut Calories.
Chapter 26: Ten Strategies to Keep the Weight Off.
Chapter 27: Ten Rules for Eating Healthfully.
Chapter 28: Ten Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle.
Appendix: Weight Management Resources.