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The Healthy Obsession Program: Smart Weight Loss Instead of Low-Carb Lunacy [Hardcover]

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Seeking to dispel the myths surrounding low-carb diets, this instructional guide reveals the flaws in logic behind such eating methods while helping weight watchers develop a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. With both short- and long-term research indicating that consuming excess fat and protein increases the chance of heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and liver and kidney diseases, this book provides readers with an alternative weight-loss program that has a proven track record. Based on the principles of monitoring all foods eaten, watching the fat content of each meal, and exercising---no less than 10,000 steps a day---this guide allows readers to understand that the biological forces they are up against in their desire to lose weight are not necessarily their destiny.

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Benbella Books
ISBN  1932100717  
ISBN13  9781932100716  

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Low Carb
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Loss
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Maintenance
5Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Special Conditions > Low Carbohydrate
6Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Exercise & Fitness > General
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Successful, sustained weight loss for entire family  Jan 23, 2008
The approach outlined by Dr. Kirschenbaum is not only sensible, it's tracked for long term success. When we looked for a weight loss camp for our son, we wanted to know that the people running the camp knew what they were talking about. The Wellspring camps and Academy of the Sierras school track long term results, and not just weight loss while at camp or school. The program outlined by the book is not merely successful, it's ridiculously easy, compared to other diet programs we have tried to implement. It has to be, since it has to be something a teenager can remember and follow. To help our son, after camp ended our entire family followed the program, and 3 of our 4 family members have lost at least 40 lbs each. And the weight has stayed off. Our 4th family member never needed a weight loss program, and he eats whatever he wants -- which, at home, obviously, is what we eat. He is fine -- He has not lost weight or gained weight. So this is a plan that will work for a family with mixed needs. With weird things like surgery as alternatives, you owe it to yourself to check out this entirely free and open program. (Well, Ok you have to buy a book and you may choose to buy a pedometer, a food scale, and anodized pans. But you don't have to subscribe to an expensive program or buy only the program's food (yuk). You don't have to tortuously convert nutrition facts into "points".) What's to lose except lbs?
an excellant program for tackling weight management  Jul 22, 2007
I am a parent whose daughter is in the Wellspring Camp this summer and I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Kerschenbaum last weekend talk about his "healthy obsession" program. I had read all of the information online and in the enrollment package before deciding to send my child to this camp to help her begin to tackle her weight issue. I knew that the camp was based on solid scientific understanding of weight controlling. But my decision to send her was based on faith that we needed an outside intervention. However, hearing Daniel Kerschenbaum was inspiring...and reading his book has been edifying. More importantly, it is clear to me that following this program is something that we as a family can and must do, not only for my teens health, but our own. This program is based on their rendition of the KISS principle...keep it simple, scientific, and sustainable. Having the statistics on what is needed to let go of weight and seeing that it can be broken down into a doable and simple system has given me the courage and the information to tackle my own weight issue. This book is a must read for anyone with a weight concern.
This book lead me to the Promised Land  Nov 3, 2006
I've read all the books and tried all the diets; The Zone, Atkins, Protein Power, Sugar Busters, Eat for your Blood Type, etc. They all made sense and I followed intently and achieved significant weight loss in all of them. But none of it was permanent weight loss. This book is about a healthy lifestyle, not a diet. It is straight forward and backed by years of clinical research. By eliminating the fat in our diet, my whole family has lost weight...slowly and steadily it melts away, and I feel good every day. No bad breath or light headed feelings from the low carb luncay. I've been losing 2 lbs a week for months...this book will lead you to the promised land!
Chaned my daughter life!  Sep 17, 2006
Dr. Kirschenbausm book and program at Camp Wellspring has changed my daughters life. This book is the most honest, no nonsense and factual book on Healty Eating. This is one book I think should be in every physicians bookself who deals with adolescents. Any family dealing with obesity will find this research based book is the answer for making lifelong changes.
Fantastic book!  Jul 20, 2006
My daughter is currently in a boarding school (Academy of the Sierras) that helps teens lose substantial amounts of weight, as well as to learn a lifestyle that they will want to follow for the rest of their lives. Dr. Kirschenbaum is the Clinical Director for the school. I was fortunate to meet the author this past weekend at a Parent Workshop and to hear him speak about the program.

This book is very comprehensive and returns us to a very low fat eating approach, and to develop a "healthy obsession" for eating and exercise. From reading this book, I believe you will be inspired to take action to implement his approach. My entire family is now following the guidelines he sets forth, which are very simple. I know that it's easier for us to follow his guidelines because he has explained the program, via this book, in a way that is easy for us to understand.

His writing style is much like his speaking style....low key, empathetic, solid, factual and with some humor thrown in. You can tell he absolutely is an expert on the subject, yet the way he presents the material is not overwhelming, nor overly scientific.

I also recommend that if you are trying to find a way to solve a friend or loved one's obesity issue, that before you give up and go the way of gastric-bypass, etc, that you read this book and check out the school's web site. [...] I am SO grateful to have found this program for my daughter, and if you read this book, you may be able to truly help yourself or someone you care about.

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