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If you or someone in your family needs to lose weight, you may have lots of questions about how to achieve that goal. How can you prepare healthy meals when busy schedules mean that everyone's on the go? If only one person in your family needs to lose weight, where can you find diet-friendly dishes that everyone can enjoy? What can you do to help your kids develop good food habits that will last a lifetime?
This book can help. Teaming up with weight-loss and nutrition experts, Betty Crocker has created a comprehensive resource that focuses on the simple steps your family can take to build and strengthen healthy eating and exercise habits together.
In this definitive yet friendly guide, you'll learn how nutrition, exercise, psychology and physiology can all play a part in helping your family lose weight. With the help of practical advice, delicious recipes that are easy to follow and a user-friendly format, you'll be able to take a proactive, multipronged approach to weight managementand become a family of successful "losers."
Best of all, you'll discover that losing calories and weight doesn't have to mean giving up great food. All 140 recipes contain 10 grams or less of fat and 20 percent fewer calories than regular recipes, yet taste terrific. Easy menu ideas make meal-planning a snap, while plenty of kid-friendly optionsincluding desserts!plus 30-minute dinners, slow-cooker recipes and more offer something for everyone and for every day of the week.
Throughout, you'll find helpful eating and lifestyle tips from weight-loss expert Dr. Jim Hill and a nutritionist, along with encouragement and advice from people who have lost weight and kept it off. You'll also find lots of practical ideas to help you along the way, from stocking a healthy pantry to finding easy ways to get fit.
So why not start today? With your family and Betty Crocker working together, you'll have a winning weight loss team!
140 recipes plus helpful information and inspiration
Nearly two-thirds of American adults have extra pounds to lose, and nearly a third of all American children are either overweight or at risk of becoming so. Now, in one definitive, yet accessible resource, concerned parents and their kids can learn about how nutrition, exercise, healthy eating habits, psychology and physiology all play a part in weight loss. Betty Crocker s trusted name makes this sensitive topic approachable. With credible advice from Dr. Jim Hill and dietitians, easy-to-follow, delicious recipes, and a user-friendly format, families will discover how to take a positive, proactive approach to weight management.
All 140 recipes contain ten grams or less of fat and 20 percent fewer calories than regular recipes, yet taste delicious. Sure kid-pleasers include Sunny Lemon-Raspberry Muffins with Lime-Banana Smoothies, Chicken Linguine Alfredo, Turkey and Cornbread Casserole, and Mixed-Berry Cream Tart. Forty full-page color photos whet the appetite. Included among the recipes are tips from a dietitian, advice from weight-loss guru Jim Hill, and inspirational quotes from people who have lost weight and kept it off. Special feature pages are packed with information and ideas, with topics such as " 20 Prepared Snacks Under 150 Calories, " " Easy Ways to Get Fit, " and " Smart Carbs/Smart Fats."
Jim Hill (Denver, CO) is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. He i in charge of the National Weight Control Registry and has done research on exercise, weight loss, and weight management. He developed the program " America on the Move" andwrote The Step Diet Book (0-7611-3324-0).
"This book provides simple, achievable tips for how families can take small steps towards improving eating and physical activity patterns for the whole family."
Dr. Don Hensrud, Mayo Clinic
Make weight loss a family affair with a healthy lifestyle and dishes the whole family will love!
Team up with Betty Crocker and start winning at weight loss! This comprehensive resource is packed with great ways to help your family eat well and get fit together. You'll learn to build the foundations of a healthy lifestyle and spend time in action instead of in the kitchen with easy, convenient recipes that use everyday ingredients. From breakfast through dinner, you'll discover delicious dishes that are ideal for busy families.
- 140 great recipes, including kid-pleasers like Crunchy Oven French Toast, Nachos in a Bag, Cheeseburger Calzones and Double ChocolatePeanut Butter Cupcakesall with 10 grams or less of fat and 20 percent fewer calories than regular recipes
- Practical nutrition information and guidance on the basics of healthy eating, plus a detailed nutritional breakdown for every recipe
- Real-life advice from people who have lost weight and kept it off, plus tips from a dietician and suggestions from weight-loss expert Dr. Jim Hill
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Special feature pages are packed with information and ideas, with topics such as "20 Prepared Snacks Under 150 Calories," "Easy Ways to Get Fit," and "Smart Carbs/Smart Fats." Jim Hill (Denver, CO) is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. He is in charge of the National Weight Control Registry and has done research on exercise, weight loss, and weight management. He developed the program "America on the Move" and wrote "The Step Diet Book" (0 7611 3324 0).
About the Author
, M.D., a nationally known weight loss authority, is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and an adviser on obesity to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hill is in charge of the National Weight Control Registry and developed the "America on the Move" program. He is the coauthor of The Step Diet Book.
Susan J. Crockett, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A., is the Director of the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Table of Contents
The Weight Loss Game: It’s a Family Affair.
1. Begin with Breakfast.
2. Satisfying Snacks and Appetizers.
3. Easy Dinners in 30 Minutes.
4. Steady Cooking with the Slow Cooker.
5. Family-Pleasing Fish, Poultry and Meat.
6. Kid-lovin’ Lunches.
7. Side Salads and Vegetables.
8. Save Room for Dessert.
Step Equivalents for Kids.
The Step Diet Book.
America on the Move.
Helpful Nutrition and Cooking Information.
Metric Conversion Guide.