In The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids, the founders and program leaders of AOS offer parents everywhere a 12-week proven program based on the school's curriculum. The program gives week-by-week meal plans, recipes, and an exercise regimen, as well as crucial advice for getting the whole family involved in maintaining long-term weight loss. And, it helps kids change their thinking about food, and stay focused and committed to a new healthy lifestyle forever. With inspiring stories from AOS graduates throughout, this book provides the most effective blueprint to ensure lasting success.
Academy of the Sierras has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, People, the Sacramento Bee, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on CNN, Dateline, The Dr. Phil Show, and NPR. In addition to their original school near Fresno, California, AOS is opening a second school in Brevard, North Carolina, in the spring of 2007. In 2008, they are opening a school in the northeast.
AOS is operated by Healthy Living Academies, which also runs six Wellspring summer weight-loss camps across the country.
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About the Author
Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, Ph.D., is the clinical director of Healthy Living Academies.
Ryan Craig is the president of Healthy Living Academies and the first executive director of Academy of the Sierras.
Lisa Tjelmeland, MSW, is Clinical Director of Academy of the Sierras.
Table of Contents
Foreword Phil Obbard xiii
The Sierras Solution Philosophy
The Sierras Solution: A Scientifically Based Approach to Help Kids Lose Weight 3
Why Kids Gain Weight: Understanding the Powerful Biological and Environmental Factors 15
Creating the Sierras Solution Environment in Your Home
Nurture the Desire to Change: Your Role as Weight-Control Coach 37
Navigate the Six Stages of Change: Guide Your Child Through the Predictable Pattern of Weight Loss 56
Help Your Child Manage Stress: Tips and Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Eating 70
The Sserras Solution Program
The Three Simple Changes: An Overview of the Sierras Solution Program 85
Simple Change #1: Eat Fewer Than 20 Grams of Fat Every Day 92
Simple Change #2: Take at Least Ten Thousand Steps Every Day 130
Simple Change #3: Self-Monitor Every Day 154
Encourage a Healthy Obsession: Help Your Child Follow the Sierras Solution for Life 168
The Sierras Solution Eating Plan
The Sierras Solution Menu Plan: Six Weeks of Delicious, Satisfying, Nutritious Meals for Your Family 203
The Sierras Solution Recipes: Decadent-Tasting Favorites Your Whole Family Will Love 227
The Sierras Solution Shopping Lists 301
The Sierras Solution Decision Balance Sheet 323
The Sierras Solution Goal Sheet 324
The Sierras Solution Activity Plan 325
The Sierras Solution Self-Monitoring Journal 327
Calculating Body Mass Index 329