Fighting Weight (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Khaliah Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, shares her success at overcoming obesity through banding surgery—a minimally invasive, reversible, and extremely effective choice for drastically overweight people

When Muhammad Ali's daughter Khaliah hit 325 pounds, she didn't need to be told again that she was morbidly obese. A lifetime of dieting, of starving, had not helped. Miserable, depressed, and unable to walk up a flight of stairs without losing her breath, she did not know which way to turn—until a friend pointed her toward a new type of surgery called gastric banding. It is just as effective as gastric bypass but with a fraction of potential complications. With the band placed around her stomach and completely taking away her hunger, Khaliah slimmed down to half her former size.

Khaliah wraps her story of weight loss in this memoir of what it was like to grow up the daughter of one of the world's most famous men, and teams up with her surgeons at the New York University Medical Center to detail the lifetime of misery suffered by an obese girl; the ins and outs of the banding operation; and the joy, serenity, and health resulting from a solution that until now had eluded her.

  

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Fighting weight: how I achieved healthy weight loss with "banding," a new procedure that eliminates hunger--forever

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With the rise in obesity in America, bariatric surgery is becoming more common, even among children. Gastric banding, a less drastic alternative to the better-known gastric bypass, was approved in the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction Claiming Your Life
1
Blubbery
15
Bad to Worse
35
The Cinderella Years
49
Crisis Point
61
GutLevel Bond
87
Changing My Sail
111
A New Day Dawns
131
The Color Line Thick and Thin
181
A Call to Arms
193
On My Way
201
Acknowledgments
215
About the Authors
239
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About the author (2009)

Khaliah Ali is an Emmy Award-nominated talk show host, former Ford model, fashion designer with her own line of clothing, and supporter of many charitable causes.

Drs. George Fielding and Christine Ren head the NYU Program for Surgical Weight Loss. Nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of obesity surgery, they have authored more than one hundred scientific articles in medical journals and, between them, ten medical textbook chapters.

Drs. George Fielding and Christine Ren head the NYU Program for Surgical Weight Loss. Nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of obesity surgery, they have authored more than one hundred scientific articles in medical journals and, between them, ten medical textbook chapters.

Lawrence Lindner is a New York Times bestselling writer who has published columns in The Washington Post and The Boston Globe and has penned numerous books and magazine articles.

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