Winning at Weight Loss: Proven Strategies based on Diet, Exercise and Supplements

Winning at Weight Loss: Proven Strategies based on Diet, Exercise and Supplements


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Winning at Weight Loss: Proven Strategies based on Diet, Exercise and Supplements by Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, Sherry Torkos

Being overweight is a growing problem in our society. Recent reports show that more than half of us are overweight and at risk for the related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and certain cancers. If you've tried to lose weight and failed, or you're confused about the many weight loss programs and supplements available today you're not alone. Winning at Weight Loss shows you that you can achieve healthy, long-term weight loss with proper guidance and tools.

In this booklet, you will learn:

  • how to adopt a fat-burning diet
  • boost your metabolism with proper exercises
  • enhance your weight-loss success with safe supplements.

By following this step-by-step program you will lose weight safely, boost your energy level and improve your physical and mental well-being. Winning at Weight Loss will help you build the foundation for a healthier, happier life.

Pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos interprets the most recent scientific research and offers a clear formula that balances the roles of diet, exercise and supplements and results in meaningful and lasting weight loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470835852
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/06/2004
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

As one of Canada's leading pharmacists, Sherry Torkos is well known for her knowledge and expertise in both conventional and complementary medicine. Sherry graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time, she has been practicing pharmacy. She has won several national pharmacy awards for distinguished practice and for providing excellence inpatient care.

Placing in strong emphasis on the role of nutrition, exercise and supplements in optimizing health and preventing disease, Sherry is active in providing educational programs for the public and other health care professionals. She is a certified fitness instructor and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others.

Sherry is recognized in the media as an authority on health matters and is frequently featured on television and radio programs throughout North America.

She has authored several health booklets and numerous articles for both professional and consumer journals. In January 2003, she co-authored a book with Farid Wassef entitled, Breaking the Age Barrier: Strategies for Optimum Health, Energy and Longevity, published by Penguin Books.

For more information, visit her website:

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Obesity Epidemic..

Desperately dieting.

Obesity's impact on health.

The link between obesity and diabetes.

Childhood obesity.

Costs to society.

Lose weight and live longer.

Defining Obesity.

Causes of Obesity and Weight Gain.

The carbohydrate conundrum.

Lifelong Weight Management Strategies.

Dietary guidelines.

Importance of water.

Beware of fad diets.

Avoid the fat-free frenzy.

Fast food is bad food.

Physical Activity Is Essential for Weight Loss.

Resistance training.

Cardiovascular activity.

Beginners, start slowly.

Other benefits of exercise.


Starting Your Weight-loss Program.

How's Your Metabolism?

Supplements for Weight Loss.

Cassia nomame.

Citrus aurantium.

Citrus aurantiurn versus Ephedra.

Research on Citrus aurantium.

Conjugate Linoleic Acid (CLA).

Research on CLA.

Green Tea.

Hydroxycitric Acid.


Phase 2.

Research on Phase 2.

Weight-loss Drugs: Buyer Beware.

Prescription drugs.

Do You Really Need to Lose Weight?

Who has an "ideal" body?

Finding a Healthy Balance.

Take It Slowly.

Seven-Day Healthy Meal Plan for Safe and Successful Weight Loss.

Table 1 Glycemic Index.

Table 2 Body Mass Index.

Table 3 Recommended Energy Bars.

Table 4 Recommended Protein Supplements.

Recommended Fiber Supplements.

Helpful Resources and Product Links.

Other Health Links.


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