Weight Management

Weight Management

by Elizabeth Bauchner

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Do you need to lose a few pounds? Are you overweight—or are you just built differently from the "Barbie-doll" (or "Ken-doll") shape? Sometimes it's hard to tell. In a culture that insists we all have to be model-thin, it's hard to judge. Dieting is a big business that sells books, magazines, and food products. In the midst of so many conflicting messages, it can be hard to sort out fact from fiction. We all want to look our best—and at the same time, we all hate to deny ourselves our favorite foods! Healthy weight management is all about achieving the weight that's right for you—and this book will give you the facts you need to determine what is right for you. Your ideal weight will depend on many factors—your height, your body type, your gender, your age—but there are at least two common factors for successful weight management: regular exercise and a balanced diet. Forget "diets" and focus instead on a lifetime of healthy habits. In the long run, weight management is not about denying yourself. It's about providing your body with what it truly needs—and this book will tell you how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422290149
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Guide to the Science of Health Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Do I Need to Lose Weight? 11

2 How Does the Body Lose Weight? 25

3 Why Do I Need to Lose Weight? 41

4 Why Don't Diets Work? 53

5 How Can I Decrease My Caloric Intake? 71

6 How Can I Increase My Caloric Output? 85

7 How Can I Avoid an Eating Disorder? 97

8 How Do I Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle? 111

Further Reading 120

For More Information 121

Glossary 123

Index 125

Picture Credits 127

Biographies 128

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