The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids: A Scientifically Based Program from the Highly Acclaimed Weight-Loss School

The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids: A Scientifically Based Program from the Highly Acclaimed Weight-Loss School

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The renowned Academy of the Sierras has helped hundreds of children—many severely overweight—achieve significant weight loss and keep it off for good. The first year-round weight-loss program for children and teens in the country, AOS teaches students how to make healthy eating and exercise priorities in their lives forever. For AOS students, losing weight not only helps them look and feel better, it fundamentally transforms their lives—encouraging them to build self-esteem, combat depression, and increase their academic performance.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101215791
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2007
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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
References     333
Index     343

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