Overweight: A Handbook for Teens and Parents

Overweight: A Handbook for Teens and Parents

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786420827
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/18/2005
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tania Heller, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the medical director of the Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity in Bethesda, Maryland www.washingtoncenteronline.com. She is the author of four other books.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments v

A Message to the Readers vii

Foreword by Mohsen Ziai, M.D. 1

Preface 3



1. What Is Obesity? 7

2. Why Do People Become Overweight, and Why Are So Many More Young People Overweight? 11

3. Binge-Eating Disorder 27

4. Interviews with Teenagers 30

5. Why Is Being Overweight a Problem? 36

6. Body Image and Self-Esteem 44

7. How Do You Know If You’re Overweight? 51

8. Treatment Basics 54

9. Healthy Nutrition: The First Step in Change 62

10. Physical Activity: The Second Step 79

11. Modifying Your Behaviors 89

12. Medical Treatment for the Overweight 98

13. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle 101

14. Eating Disorders 114

15. Guide for Parents: Basic Strategies 123

16. Guide for Parents: Focus on Food 138

17. Prevention 147

18. Questions, Answers and a Quiz 150

19. Conclusion 159



Appendix A: The Essentials of a Healthier Lifestyle 161

Appendix B: Medical Conditions Causing or Associated with Obesity 164

Appendix C: Resources 166

Glossary 169

Bibliography 173

Index 179

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