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The weight of the nation : surprising lessons about diets, food, and fat from the extraordinary HBO documentary series

Author: John Hoffman; Judith A Salerno; Kelly D Brownell; Harvey V Fineberg
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
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"Readers know America is getting fatter but might not know that 75% of us may be overweight or obese by 2018, that children are at risk for obesity and diabetes as never before, or that obesity is the number one cause of the rise in our nation's health care costs. They might also believe, like many Americans, that obesity results from a lack of self-control. But people today work harder and take better care of their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hoffman; Judith A Salerno; Kelly D Brownell; Harvey V Fineberg
ISBN: 9781250014733 1250014735 9781250014740 1250014743
OCLC Number: 788949869
Description: xiii, 206 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Good news and bad news --
The bad news: we have a big problem --
The worse news: it's making us sick --
The good news: little changes can make a big difference --
pt. II. Why we are fat --
Evolutionary history --
The food we eat --
Know thy body --
Know thy brain --
pt. III. The forces working against us --
Fast food vs us --
Restaurant vs us --
Big food companies vs us --
Supermarkets vs us --
Marketing vs us --
The fashion and beauty industries vs us --
Desks, cars, and computers vs us --
School budgets vs our kids --
pt. IV. How to lose weight and make it last --
What not to do: and what to do about it --
Where to begin --
Welcome to your new life --
How to keep it off --
Afterword: dialing back the weight of the nation / Harvey V. Fineberg --
Appendices --
Tips for healthy eating while watching calories --
Tips for active living --
Healthy pregnancy, healthy baby --
The question of surgery.
Responsibility: John Hoffman and Judith A. Salerno, with Alexandra Moss ; foreword by Kelly D. Brownell ; afterword by Harvey V. Fineberg.

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"Readers know America is getting fatter but might not know that 75% of us may be overweight or obese by 2018, that children are at risk for obesity and diabetes as never before, or that obesity is the number one cause of the rise in our nation's health care costs. They might also believe, like many Americans, that obesity results from a lack of self-control. But people today work harder and take better care of their health than ever before. So how could three-quarters of us somehow suddenly lack willpower when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO, together with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, has gathered the nation's foremost experts to explain how we got here and how we can overcome the forces that drive us to eat too much and move too little. --Is exercise enough to help most people maintain an ideal weight? --Could weighing too much during pregnancy set my child up for a lifetime of poor health? --Do "fat kids" ever grow out of it? --How do lack of sleep and too much stress contribute to weight gain? --Why can I eat the same amount as my friend, but I gain weight and she never does? HBO's four-part documentary series premieres in May 2012 and examines the serious health consequences of obesity, shows viewers how to help themselves and their children live healthier lives, looks at the obesity epidemic from every angle, and explores the growing epidemic of childhood obesity"--

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