Weight Watchers Coach Approach: How to Motivate the "thin" You

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Wiley Pub., 2003 - Health & Fitness - 275 pages
Everyone knows that regular exercise and sensible eating are the key to long-term weight loss, but getting started and staying motivated to do both can be a challenge. If hiring a personal trainer isn't an option, Weight Watchers Coach Approach can help provide the guidance, support and information you need to succeed.

Coach Approach provides the latest information on nutrition basics, weight-loss drugs, strength training, and aerobic exercise. It also provides up-to-the-minute tactics and advice for changing and rearranging your eating and exercise habits. It includes questions to help you determine your fitness level, as well as whether you're mentally ready to lose, and more importantly, control your weight.

In addition to the physiological aspects of weight loss, Coach Approach addresses the emotional and psychological issues as well, including body image, maintaining motivation, setting realistic goals and rethinking food attitudes. One section even features solid advice and how-to's on how to develop a sense of style when the body is a work in progress. You will learn how to navigate the supermarket and give your kitchen a makeover. As a bonus, there are 75 easy recipes for favorite dishes -- think of them as the only recipes you'll ever need. With Weight Watchers to back you up, motivation and staying power are sure bets. Coach Approach will give you the tools you need to devise a weight loss strategy that works for you.

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Contents

Ready to Live a Healthy Life?
3
Knowing Your Body
15
Overweight in the 90s
25
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KAREN MILLER-KOVACH is Chief Scientific Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She is also the coauthor of "Weight Loss That Lasts," With its mission of helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight through a comprehensive weight-management program that is based on the latest science, WEIGHT WATCHERS has meetings that provide the coaching and tools to help people make positive changes for lasting weight loss.

Six-time Emmy Award-winning MEREDITH VIEIRA is the moderator of The View, the highly rated ABC-TV talk show. She is also host of the weekday version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, for which she won her first Daytime Emmy Award in May 2005. Ms. Vieira joined ABC News in 1993; previously she had spent more than a decade at CBS News, where she garnered five Emmy Awards for her work as a correspondent on the acclaimed news magazines "60 Minutes" and "West 57th," Ms. Vieira, her husband, journalist Richard Cohen, and their three children live in New York.

A board-certified pediatrician, MARC S. JACOBSON, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and social medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also an attending physician and director of the Center for Atherosclerosis Prevention in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson is Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Task Force on Obesity.

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