Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off — and What They Wish Parents Knew (Paperback)


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Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off -- and What They Wish Parents Knew

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With teen obesity a big issue in the U.S., the author of Thin for Life turns her expertise toward helping overweight teens and their parents adopt proven strategies for weight loss—together. As a dietician whose son, Wes, was an overweight teen, Fletcher learned firsthand that “pushing” a kid to lose weight does not work; the teen must want to lose weight for himself, and then decide what will work for him. Fletcher interviewed 104 teens from various walks of life who had successfully lost weight and, most importantly, kept the weight off. She found several commonalities: increase in physical activity, better food choices and portion control, coupled with the unconditional support of the parents. Though none of this is surprising, Fletcher presents it in a “from-one-teen-to-another” fashion, using real-life case histories and interviews. This book is more about fostering a positive attitude toward weight loss than a step-by-step diet guide. By exam (more…)

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9 Responses to “Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off — and What They Wish Parents Knew (Paperback)”

  • Viveca says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    More than a “how-to” book!
    Kudos to Anne Fletcher as she once again does what she does best, weaving weight management best practices with personal testimonies.

  • Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Book
    Loved this book. Very clear and easy to read, we just started incorporating the ideas but I have high hopes for the process. It keeps things realistic which is a nice change.

  • Ulysses says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off
    I bought this book because my granddaughter is becoming overweight and I want to help her and my daughter to work on this problem.

  • Zesiro says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Practical and Inspiring
    This writer has done her homework. Weight Loss Confidential is well researched. In a compassionate voice, Anne Fletcher shares the real-life experiences of teens who have…

  • Rip says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Buy it today!
    A wonderful, quick, and captivating read! This book belongs on the bookshelves of teens, families, AND healthcare practitioners!

  • Osmond says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rosemary Caspary, MS, RD, LDN
    Fabulous! I enjoyed the easy to follow, practical tips, and guidance on helping an overweight teenager lose and maintain their weight.

  • Zuleikha says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A fun and fascinating read for teens and the parents who love them
    I love this book. It has solid science, and the real-world stories of teens who actually made healthy changes are motivating to anyone – teen or parent. Ms.

  • Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Weight Loss Confidential – Helpful Tool for Psychologists
    As a psychologist, I found this book very helpful — both for myself as a psychotherapist trying to assist clients with weight issues and as a book I can recommend to my clients…

  • Galya says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Resource Book for Teens, Including Boys, and Parents
    I work as a nutrition therapist with overweight teens and teens with eating disorders. There has been a need for a book like this for a long time.