THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL LONG-TERM WEIGHT CONTROL (A Guide for Parents)
If you’re reading this book, perhaps you’re concerned about the trend in childhood obesity and want to take steps to prevent this from happening to your children. Or maybe you, your child or another family member already struggles with overweight. No matter what the reason, you’re to be congratulated on taking the first step toward a healthier lifestyle for you and your loved ones. Anyone can develop the necessary tools to set and accomplish goals for better health. And this book can help you to do so.
One word of caution: This is NOT a diet book. To be “on a diet” implies that there is an “off the diet”—a beginning and an end to lifestyle changes made in order to lose weight. The key to achieving a healthy weight is to make behavioral changes that will last a lifetime.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Scope of the Obesity Problem
The Genetic Factor
How Obesity Affects Children’s Health
When to Start a Healthy Eating Program
Before Making Changes
The Right Attitude
TV, Video Games, & Computers
Choosing the Right Program
You Can Succeed
What about Weight Loss Camps?
About the Author