Winning at Weight Loss

Sherry Torkos, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

Winning at Weight Loss
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Published11th September 2008
ISBN9780470158692
Price£4.47
Print ISBN9780470835852
eISBN9780470158692
Authors,
PublisherWiley
Edition1st edition
Pages65
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Mind, Body, Spirit
BIC:VX
BISAC:HEA032000
123Library ID:3172
Format:eBook

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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.

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Table of Contents

Title2
Copyright3
Table of Contents4
Foreword
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Introduction: The Obesity Epidemic
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Desperately dieting
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Obesity’s impact on health
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The link between obesity and diabetes
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Childhood obesity
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Costs to society
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Lose weight and live longer
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Defining Obesity
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Causes of Obesity and Weight Gain
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The carbohydrate conundrum
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Lifelong Weight Management Strategies
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Dietary guidelines
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Importance of water
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Beware of fad diets
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Avoid the fat-free frenzy
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Fast food is bad food
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Physical Activity is Essential for Weight Loss
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Resistance training
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Cardiovascular activity
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Beginners, start slowly
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Other benefits of exercise
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Cellulite
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Starting Your Weight-loss Program
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How’s Your Metabolism?
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Supplements for Weight Loss
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Cassia nomame
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Citrus aurantium (Advantra-Z)
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Citrus aurantiurn versus Ephedra
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Research on Citrus aurantium
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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
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Research on CLA
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Green Tea
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Hydroxycitric Acid
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NeOpuntia
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Phase 2
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Research on Phase 2
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Satise
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Weight-loss Drugs: Buyer Beware
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Prescription drugs
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Do You Really Need to Lose Weight?
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Who has an “ideal” body?
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Finding a Healthy Balance
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Take It Slowly
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Seven-Day Healthy Meal Plan for Safe and Successful Weight Loss
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Table 1 Glycemic Index59
Table 2 Body Mass Index60
Table 3 Recommended Energy Bars
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Table 4 Recommended Protein Supplements
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Recommended Fiber Supplements
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Helpful Resources and Product Links
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Other Health Links
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References63