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Fat Families, Thin Families: How to Save Your Family From the Obesity Trap [Hardcover]

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This comprehensive guide to diet and nutrition provides solid advice for families looking to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The four habits of healthy families—Plan Together, Prepare Together, Play Together, Portion Together—and possible integration strategies are thoroughly discussed as well as the Healthy Family for Life (HFL) diet plan, which contains both family and individual food assessments, activity and weight patterns, activity planning, and suggestions for family support. Providing practical tips for making healthy changes on a daily basis and recipes that are simple, yet nutritious, enough for the busiest of families, this manual is an invaluable reference for those who tend toward obesity and encourage unhealthy eating habits, as well as families looking to reinforce their already healthy tendencies.  

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Pages   488
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.5"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2008
Publisher   Benbella Books
ISBN  1933771496  
ISBN13  9781933771496  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Amy Hendel is a family lifestyle therapist, a registered physician assistant, and a healthcare correspondent for a variety of media programs, including the "Rachael Ray Show "and "Today," She lives in Encino, California.

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2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Maintenance
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Nutrition > General
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Healthy Living

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Food Planning  Sep 9, 2008
A theme of the work is to plan healthful food
choices. Food preparation is covered in detail.
For instance, proper food portions are discussed.
An increased waistline is associated with
myeloid leukemia.

Increased muscle mass helps to burn calories
more efficiently so athletics are critical.
Model activities include walking the dog,
gardening, painting, car washing, home repairs
and vacuuming. Readers are warned not to rely
on a good metabolism alone.

A variety of healthy choices are extolled. i.e.

o fruit
o non-fat yogurt
o baked potato
o plain aired popcorn, nuts and lentils

Food content is discussed at length. For instance,
pinto beans have selenium (Se. ) . Kidney beans have fiber.
Black beans contain magnesium (Mg. ). Chick peas
contain folate and black eyed beans are high in
calcium (Ca. ) content.

The author indicates how a single sugared soda a day
may add 15 pounds or more per year. The book is an
excellent reference for trim people and dieters alike.
Healthier Family!  Aug 24, 2008
So far this book is giving really good advice. It isn't a page turner, however it does give you sound common sense advice about what should be in your families food choices. It makes you think, "well duh, I knew that but just wasn't applying it"!
Simple and easy to understand  Aug 1, 2008
I have been overweight most of my life and heard about this book on the radio. This book is so informative and very encouraging. I like that she doesn't make you feel like you have to do this strict plan to lose weight. She just shares a wealth of knowledge that helps you learn to make better choices. She also makes you feel like even with small changes you are making a difference for you and for your family. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend this.
HFL  Jul 29, 2008
In the dedication of her book, Amy brought to light her mom, "who so struggled with her weight and her happiness."

She is very honest with the term, "Fat Families, Thin Families", however, she does look to our best life collectively with our family.

In March 2008 I met and spoke with Amy at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California earlier this year. There she let me know I could pre-order the book on this I ordered the book from this site and I'm happy that I did.

Do you think/worry about the future of your children/family based on your own health?

Amy challenges us to move the target to family team lifestyle rather than on the crisis of our own personal weight loss for a season. The book challenges us and re-challenges us to think tomorrow for ourselves and generationally.

The framework of the book is the 4 P's: Plan, Prepare, Portion, and Play. The book is a vehicle to help us move together in the right direction and shifting habits to Healthy Families for Life (HFL).

Request Amy's Health Pearl For The Day on the book's website, there's a lot of great information to keep you on track.

Toward A Healthy Family for Life (HFL),
Kevin Joe, DC
Joe Family Chiropractic Office
Fullerton, California
It Works!!  May 14, 2008
"You'll always fail on a diet but you cannot fail on a life style change" were words spoken to me by Amy Hendel 3 years and 45 pounds ago. These words changed my life and my weight forever. I dared to believe her and put the HFL plan to the test. I had tried every diet out there with some initial success only to resort to my old style of eating which always resulted in additional weight gain. The HFL plan really does work. You will not feel hungry, you will have success, and your health will improve. You will love going shopping for clothes and will like what you see in the mirror - even the 3 way mirror in the store dressing rooms.

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