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Weight Management


Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight
Consumer text covering the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid, recipes, how to lose weight, how to eat well, shopping smarter, restaurant dining, fitness, and more.

Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook
Basic consumer health information about the benefits of physical fitness, including strength, endurance, longevity, weight loss, bone health, and stress management, with exercise guidelines for people of all ages and tips for maintaining motivation, measuring exercise intensity, preventing injuries, and exercising with a health condition.

Low-Calorie Dieting for Dummies
This no-nonsense guide shows you how to consume fewer calories than you burn, providing a delicious, easy, and safe low-calorie plan you can follow for life! You'll find tools to improve your eating and exercise habits, cope with stress and boredom, assess your progress, and live healthier and happier.

Feed Your Family Right!: How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle
This easy-to-follow, action-oriented guide helps you understand how your family's habits and behaviors influence your eating and fitness styles, and shows you how to modify them to achieve and maintain a healthier weight for life.

Restaurant Calorie Counter for Dummies
This portable guide gives you fast access to the nutritional information for menu items at top fast-food and sit-down restaurants in the United States and Canada. Tuck it into your glove box, briefcase, or purse, and have key information at your fingertips whenever you find yourself eating out!

Journal articles

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From the web

Weight Loss Treatments (UpToDate)

Diet and Health (UpToDate)

How to Get to Your Healthy Weight (Harvard School of Public Health)

Choosing a Safe and Healthy Weight-loss Program (National Institutes of Health)

Weight Loss for Life (National Institutes of Health)

Healthy Weight: It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Proven Weight Loss Methods (Hormone Health Network)

Assessing your Weight and Health Risk (National Institutes of Health)

Basics of Weight Control (Department of Veterans Affairs)


The Mayo Clinic Diet
From Mayo Clinic, a leading authority on health and nutrition, comes The Mayo Clinic Diet, designed to be the last diet you'll ever need. In two simple phases, you'll be on the road to a healthy weight for the rest of your life. 

No-Fad Diet: American Heart Association
No-Fad Diet helps you create a personalized plan to lose weight in a healthful way. After a simple assessment of your current habits, you choose the eating and exercise strategies that best fit your needs. You’ll learn how to set realistic goals, eat well to lose extra pounds safely, and add physical activity to keep the weight off for good.

Family Guide to Fighting Fat: Texas Children’s Hospital
This book gives parents the information and strategies they need to help their children eat less fast food and boost fitness. It features information on healthy eating and exercise options for every age group.


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