When my child was diagnosed as obese, we looked for help everywhere and anywhere. I finally came across this book and it has become the family bible. The book starts with basic nutrition, obesity-related health problems, and then talks about how our environment has changed over the past decades to promote obesity. It then talks about a low glycemic index diet and gives a 9 week battle plan for changing eating and activity habits. Even though I am not entirely sold on the low glycemic index theory, the end result is a fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and whole foods based diet that few could argue with. The book's advice on how to increase physical activity was realistic and doable. As well as the "formal" activities like walks and playing games, it talks about the importance of frequent, short bursts of activity we all do in life, like taking the stairs, fidgeting, even chewing gum!
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