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The Power: 11 Ways Women Gain Unhealthy Weight and How You Can Take Charge of Them

Browder, Sue Ellin

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ISBN 10: 0471379689 / ISBN 13: 9780471379683
Verlag: Wiley, 2000
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Titel: The Power: 11 Ways Women Gain Unhealthy ...

Verlag: Wiley

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

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"This is the diet book every woman needs. It tells the whole truth about women and fat?and gives you all the information you?ll ever need to end the war with your body and achieve a healthy weight?once and for all. Hallelujah!"
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women?s Bodies, Women?s Wisdom

"Sue Ellin Browder identifies many of the factors that affect body fat, body weight, and body shape. In The Power, she pulls together a wealth of information, both scientific and practical, to help every woman achieve?and maintain?a truly healthy weight. Highly recommended!"
--C. Wayne Callaway, M.D. former Director of the Nutrition and Lipid Clinics at the Mayo Clinic

"Finally! A book that empowers women to take charge of their weight and their lives. Well researched and easy to follow."
--Carol Colman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Shed Ten Years in Ten Weeks

"Sue Ellin Browder has done an extraordinary job of researching all the ways women gain unhealthy weight. In The Power, she shares practical action plans and empowering mind-body plans that are crucial to successful weight management."
--Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Thin For Good

"The Power presents a woman-centered approach that can empower women regarding their weight, their health, and their lives. This book is refreshing and honest."
--Lorraine O. Walker, Ed.D., R.N., University of Texas at Austin


Diet? Don't diet? Eat low-fat? Count calories? Exercise? Just as there's no one reason for every fever or headache, there's no one reason that all women gain weight, and there's no one right way to lose it, says medical reporter Sue Ellin Browder, winner of five investigative medical-journalism awards. She read the extensive research and interviewed women who were successful at losing weight and keeping it off. In The Power, Browder's mission is to share what science has learned about weight control and show women how to match that information to their own individual cause of being overweight, resulting in an individualized weight-loss program.

"The main reason women are still so stressed about our weight is that we're continually told how important it is for our health, yet we're never given all the information we need to take charge," she says. Weight-loss winners, Browder discovered, are confident and keep making an effort to find solutions to their problems, rather than being defeated and emotionally distraught by setbacks. They are scientists of their own bodies, experimenting with different methods until they find what works for them.

Browder shows you how to figure out if your fat is healthy or unhealthy, and, if unhealthy, what to do about it. She identifies 11 different reasons women gain unhealthy fat, including daily hassles, stress, depression, having a lazy thyroid, anger, binge eating, polycystic ovary syndrome (a metabolic disorder), night-eating syndrome, and others. For each, she gives pages of strategies for taking charge. For example, if you're a binge eater, you need to "find your true triggers" (the pattern or chain of events that sends you into chaotic eating), then decide which links in the chain you can change, and how. You need to plan your food (meals and snacks) and stay mindful when you eat (no eating in bed or in front of the TV). She also teaches you how to replace negative thinking patterns with positive, confident ones.

This is a highly recommended, valuable, practical, and thought-provoking book for all overweight people (not just women) who have tried to lose weight but have not succeeded. --Joan Price

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