Winning at Weight Loss

Sherry Torkos, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

Winning at Weight Loss
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Published11th September 2008
Print ISBN9780470835852
Edition1st edition
Subjects:Mind, body, spirit
Thema 1.1:VX
BIC 2.1:VX
123Library ID:3172

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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

Table of Contents4
Introduction: The Obesity Epidemic8
Desperately dieting8
Obesity’s impact on health9
The link between obesity and diabetes10
Childhood obesity11
Costs to society12
Lose weight and live longer13
Defining Obesity13
Causes of Obesity and Weight Gain15
The carbohydrate conundrum17
Lifelong Weight Management Strategies19
Dietary guidelines19
Importance of water25
Beware of fad diets26
Avoid the fat-free frenzy28
Fast food is bad food28
Physical Activity is Essential for Weight Loss29
Resistance training32
Cardiovascular activity33
Beginners, start slowly34
Other benefits of exercise35
Starting Your Weight-loss Program38
How’s Your Metabolism?39
Supplements for Weight Loss40
Cassia nomame41
Citrus aurantium (Advantra-Z)42
Citrus aurantiurn versus Ephedra42
Research on Citrus aurantium43
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)43
Research on CLA44
Green Tea45
Hydroxycitric Acid47
Phase 249
Research on Phase 250
Weight-loss Drugs: Buyer Beware53
Prescription drugs53
Do You Really Need to Lose Weight?54
Who has an “ideal” body?55
Finding a Healthy Balance55
Take It Slowly56
Seven-Day Healthy Meal Plan for Safe and Successful Weight Loss57
Table 1 Glycemic Index59
Table 2 Body Mass Index60
Table 3 Recommended Energy Bars60
Table 4 Recommended Protein Supplements61
Recommended Fiber Supplements61
Helpful Resources and Product Links62
Other Health Links62