The Step Diet Book: Count Steps, Not Calories to Lose Weight and Keep it Off Forever

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Workman Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 282 pages
Developed by weight-loss experts Drs. James O. Hill and John C. Peters, co-founders of America on the MoveŠ, The Step Diet Book is a motivational walking program that will help millions of overweight Americans lose weight and keep it off forever.

Combining a book and pedometer--in itself a $20 value--plus conversion charts and dozens of fat-burning Step Recipes, this is a complete package. At its core is a simple concept called energy balance. Calories come in, calories go out--and when intake is greater than output, you gain weight. The Step Diet Book attacks the problem from both ends. First, use the pedometer to figure out how many steps you take in an average day, then raise the number by 2,000--it's as easy as pacing while talking on the phone, or parking at the far end of the lot. Second, eat one-quarter less of your food--which counteracts our tendency to supersize meals. Once balance is achieved, get fit and lose weight by adding more steps to your day. You can even enjoy a guilt-free lapse by knowing exactly how many steps to tack on at the end of your day.

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User Review  - bluetoucan -

This was a pointless book. I expected it to have info inside like how many steps you needed to walk to burn off the fruit or fries or crackers you ate. It had none of that. It was probably the worst diet book ever bought. I donated it with days after buying it. Dont waste your money on this one. Read full review

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User Review  - happystepper28 -

I have only had this book for a few weeks but it has already changed my life. Its not a diet book but a way of life that anyone can live with. If you are looking to feel great about yourself and make a real difference in your life get this book. Read full review

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Setting the Stage for Success
Why Do We Gain It Back?
The 2000Step Difference
Know What You Want
Start Losing Weight
A Body in Balance
Keep the Weight OffForever
Do It Again
A New You
Energy Awareness
BodySteps Tables
The MegaStep Value of Foods
Useful Resources for Weighr Managemenr

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James O. Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado. Dr. Hill also serves as the Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, a nutrition center funded by the National Institutes of Health. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Physiological Psychology. He has served on numerous government panels, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Taskforce on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. He is a past chair of the NIH Nutrition Study Section. He served as Chair of the World Health Organization Consultation on Obesity in 1997. He is a Past President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NASSO) and is a current regional vice-president of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). He was also a member of the Expert Panel on Obesity of the National Institutes of Health that developed U.S guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity. He serves as chair of the Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living (PPHEAL), a public-private partnership to improve nutrition and physical activity patterns of the population. He is a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the American Society of Nutrition Sciences, the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hill has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters in the area of obesity. His research in the obesity field involves the study of lifestyle factors that affect body weight regulation. In particular, he is interested in how diet and physical activity influence body weight and how high fat diet and inactivity may contribute to the current global epidemic of obesity. Dr. Hill is a cofounder of the National Weight Control Registry, a registry of individuals who have been successful in maintenance of a reduced body weight. He is the recipient of a prestigious MERIT award from NIH. Dr. Hill is a member of the editorial boards of Obesity Research, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The International Journal of Obesity. He reviews for many other scientific journals and lectures widely about the obesity epidemic.

Dr. John C. Peters is Director of the Nutrition Science Institute within the Snacks and Beverages Technology Division at the Procter & Gamble Company. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, respectively. Following his graduate work Dr. Peters joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine where he taught biochemistry and nutrition and conducted research on nutritional support for catabolic illness. In 1985, he joined the research and development organization at Procter & Gamble. Since then Dr. Peters has conducted and managed research in a variety of areas including obesity, diabetes, lipid absorption and metabolism, and vitamin and mineral bioavailability. Outside of Procter & Gamble, Dr. Peters is involved in a number of public health initiatives aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors for the prevention/management of obesity and diabetes. Dr. Peters is President of the Friends of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, President of the International Life Sciences Institute Center for Health Promotion and is CEO of the Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living. He sits on the scientific advisory boards of several other organizations, including, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, the University of Colorado Center for Human Nutrition, and the Healthy Weight, Healthy Living Task Force of the Cincinnati Health Collaborative. He recently served on the Institute of Medicine's committee on prevention of childhood obesity, which released its report "Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance", in September of 2004. Dr. Peters has published over 100 research papers, reviews, chapters and books.nbsp;

Bonnie T. Jortberg is with the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Human Nutrition, Denver, CO

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