“This is not a diet book. Not a book on weight loss with low-fat recipes. And not another volume swimming in an ocean of ‘lose fat’ books that encourage you to add even more stress to your body through roller coaster weight management programs that only exacerbate the challenges you already face. Instead, the central idea throughout Losing Weight Permanently: Secrets from the 2 Percent Club is what we now know to be the only kind of thinking that works: it is the whole-person approach. And it is an approach desperately neded, largely because of statistics like the following from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere:
- It’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans is overweight, an increase of 30 percent in the last 10 years
- 44 percent of high school girls and 15 percent of high school boys report that they are trying to lose weight
- 50 percent of female adults and 24 percent of adult males are on a diet on any given occasion
- It’s now estimated that 10 percent of Americans have disordered eating
“So, as a nation we have a problem — a serious problem. Unfortunately, the battle of the bulge for most is not getting any easier. That’s why we are concerned about people and their weight challenges. But, unlike other weight-loss programs, we do not isolate weight as a single issue. We don’t focus on the use of scales or on a daily regimen of checking to see how much has been lost or gained in the last week. Our whole person approach does not encourage people to tally calories, check body fat, or count cholesterol and sodium. This is because people who lose weight permanently do not rely on the stuff most diets are made of.”
14 Excerpts from Losing Weight Permanently
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