Tailored for 13- to 19-year-old girls (sorry, guys) The Diet for Teenagers Only dishes up a sensible balance of recipes, weight loss strategies, and straight talk about food. Writing partners Carrie Wiatt (Eating by Design) and Barbara Schroeder convey all the messages nutrition-wise moms want their daughters to hear--in an informed, best-friend voice their teens will actually listen to.
Trust builds as readers discover "Things They Never Told You;" like how puberty naturally increases a girls body fat, diet soda promotes weight gain, and carbohydrates arent all bad. No mention of ideal weight spoils the fun, here; rather, Wiatt and Schroeder utilize an age-appropriate BMI (Body Mass Index) to help judge whos truly overweight and who simply needs "a better body image reality check." Doodled stars and hearts further enliven the books chummy tone, but never upstage the important stuff: food portion guides; nutrients for healthy bodies; calorie requirements based on BMI ranges; low-fat cooking techniques and recipes; weekly menus and shopping strategies for weight loss; and discussions about how a teens emotions often drive her eating cycle. Q & A sections slip between meatier chapters, allowing tough issues like fasting, cravings, and eating disorders to be addressed with empathy and pragmatism. Surprisingly helpful are the restaurant and vending machine guidelines, featuring side-by-side substitution lists, titled "Eat This" and "Not That". Brimming with loving encouragement and the wisdom of gals who have been there, The Diet for Teenagers Only sends a clear message to girls: form good habits now.--Liane Thomas
Barbara Schroeder is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has written for magazines and worked with the national television show Extra! She is a documentary film maker and lives in Los Angeles. She has a teenage son and daughter and four step-children, who are all learning about eating the "healthy stuff!"
Carrie Wiatt is the author of Eating by Design and Portion Savvy and the owner of Diet Designs, Inc., a nutritional counseling firm and diet gourmet food business. She appeared as a dietary expert on The View and Good Morning America. Wiatt has a master's degree in nutrition and food science and lives in Los Angeles, where she is raising her daughter to eat right . . . from the start.
Great book, given as a gift and greatly appreciated. A lot of good info in the book that really relates to teenagers.Published 10 months ago by Te
It's alright, perhaps it is not five stars for me simply because I am not too good at followed rules in regards to weight, but one man's trash is another man's treasure, right?Published 13 months ago by animefreak596
Best book I've seen for a teen girl. Tells it like it is and keeps it focused on being healthy. Simple to follow, and I even learned some new things myself!Published 13 months ago by Julie
The book was in good shape just as described. Came in on time. My teenage daughter loves it. Easy to understand and lots of great food suggestions.Published on June 12, 2013 by Becky
I was so excited to receive this book and when I finally got it I didn't wait one second to read it. After an hour or so I was more than halfway done. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Justine
I recommend this book for teen girls. There are lots of common sense advise about eating healthy and maintaining healthy weight.Published on January 31, 2013 by killer-Bee
I bought this book because I knew I needed help to get my eating habits on track, and also some help on exercising. Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by peppermint
Years back when I was in middle school I was constantly struggling with my weight. I had tried everything but it all failed until I found this book. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Meg