Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts (Hardcover)

Break Through the 10 Big Diet Myths

By James M. Rippe M.D.

Wiley, 9780471705284, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2004

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Break through the 10 big diet myths!

"In Weight Loss That Lasts, James M. Rippe and Weight Watchers show common sense and good science in a field characterized by chaos and confusion. They expose a series of 10 myths pervasive in the weight-loss industry, revealing both the kernels of truth they contain and how they have been misinterpreted and distorted. This book is incisive and refreshing."

—Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, and President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Believers Beware!

Discover how common myths may be holding you back from your weight-loss goals:

  • MYTH #1 You can't lose weight and keep it off

  • MYTH #2 A few extra pounds don't matter

  • MYTH #3 Willpower is the key to successful weight loss

  • MYTH #4 You can lose weight with exercise alone

  • MYTH #5 Calories don't matter-avoid fats or carbs to lose weight successfully

  • MYTH #6 You can't lose weight if you have the wrong metabolism or genes

  • MYTH #7 You can boost your metabolism by what, how, and when you eat

  • MYTH #8 It doesn't matter how you take the weight off; you can think about keeping it off later

  • MYTH #9 There is only one right approach to losing weight

  • MYTH #10 Your weight is your problem and you need to solve it on your own

In this book, renowned expert Dr. James M. Rippe and Weight Watchers give you the scientific knowledge you need to break through the myths, get off the dieting roller coaster, and shed those pounds for keeps.

About the Author

JAMES M. RIPPE, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He is the Founder and Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute in Shrewsbury, Mass., one of the largest nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle medicine research organizations in the United States. He has written or edited more than 25 books, ranging from Heart Disease For Dummies(R) to the world's leading textbook on intensive care medicine. His work has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and the CBS Evening News, as well as in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. KAREN MILLER-KOVACH is Chief Scientific Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. With its mission of helping people reach and maintain a healthy weight through a comprehensive weight- management program that is based on the latest science, Weight Watchers meetings provide the coaching and tools to help people make positive changes for lasting weight loss.