Slim Down Sister: The African-American Woman's Guide to Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss

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Dutton, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 229 pages
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Slim Down Sister offers a comprehensive program of diet and exercise especially geared to empower African-American women to take control of their weight and their health. This unique book, written by experts in the fields of health and nutrition, shares important information about:
-- How to lose weight -- and keep it off
-- How to reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease
-- The Soul Food Pyramid: low-fat versions of favorite recipes that keep the flava but lose the fat
-- Tips and words of wisdom for staying focused, motivated, and committed
-- Survival strategies for staying on track during family gatherings, holidays, and stressful times
-- The Sister Circle -- how to start a support group

Featuring motivational stories from women who have lost weight, a guide to organizing a church-based weight-loss program, and sample menus and daily food plans, Slim Down Sister will help black women achieve and maintain their optimal weight and health.

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Written by nutrition consultants Weaver and Fabiola Gaines and a senior editor at Family Circle magazine, Angela Ebron, this work deals with the issue of obesity among black women and its link to life ... Read full review



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Dr. Melody T. McCloud is an obstetrician-gynecologist, public speaker and the author of "LIVING WELL, DESPITE CATCHIN' HELL: The Black Woman's Guide to Health, Sex and Happiness." Dr. McCloud lectures nationwide on women's health, sex, negative media images of Black women and social issues. She hosts a 'Health and Happiness' blog at She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, serves on an advisory council to the Centers for Disease Control and is a recipient of numerous awards. Called a trailblazing 'Renaissance woman' since the 1970s, McCloud is a media consultant with appearances on many broadcast networks. She is a health expert to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, CNN HLN, and her articles have been printed in USA Today, Essence, Parade, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and numerous other local and national publications. She is also an award-winning poet and an occasional voice-over talent.

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