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Feed Your Family Right!: How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle Paperback – February 1, 2007
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From the Back Cover
Janice Bissex, M.S., R.D., and Liz Weiss, M.S., R.D., authors of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers
With today's on-the-go lifestyles, how do you keep a family with different tastes, preferences, and activity levels well fed and healthy? The answer: you do it together. Now you can improve daily eating and fitness habits and achieve a healthy weight as a family. It's time to Feed Your Family Right!
This easy-to-follow, action-oriented guide helps you understand how your family's habits and behaviors influence your eating and fitness styles, and shows you how to modify them to achieve and maintain a healthier weight for life. You get expert advice to help create a nutrition plan for each family memberone that takes into account individual tastes and geneticsas well as help in setting realistic food and fitness goals as a family. Equipped with delicious recipes, practical meal plans, and exercise tips, you'll learn how to:
- Support one another to create and maintain your new, healthful behaviors for life
- Understand the role of heredity and genes in body weight
- Balance your food and fitness choices and attitudesand pass them down to your kids
- Eat healthfully at home, in restaurants, or on the go
- Increase physical activity levels while making fitness fun
- Improve your overall health, body weight, and appearance
Discover how each member of your family can make more sensible choices, feel good about their bodies, and grow into healthy eaters who enjoy food, fitness, and life.
About the Author
RUTH WINTER, M.S., is an award-winning science and nutrition writer. Her books include A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives. Visit her Web site at brainbody.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Many diet and exercise books assume we all have three hours a day to train and have the knowledge and discipline to eat a perfect diet.
Zied, however, does a terrific job of balancing the everyday demands of work and family with the goal of raising healthy children and being healthy ourselves.
Feed Your Family Right! is a very readable book. I enjoyed reading it, have already put its advice to work and have given it as a gift to my wife for the holidays so that we can both be on the same page!
Not every child likes vegetables. Some families are really busy. Most families like to eat in restaurants. Women gain weight with pregnancies. Elisa Zied, a dietician, knows this. She wrote "Feed Your Family Right!" with this in mind. She, too, struggled with her weight, so she can relate to all these issues.
Zied writes in a simple manner that allows everyone to understand the basics of good nutrition. There are charts that break down the information in easy-to-digest form; pun intended. She includes recipes; however, I do not think anyone should tamper with homemade macaroni and cheese. Just leave the fat in that dish.
Certain conditions, such as pregnancy and diabetes are discussed. Practical advice is given. Fitness is stressed. She explains different levels of exercise and their benefits.
Zied mentions a common problem: being too busy to work out. She mentions that although it is best to work out for at least 30 minutes straight, breaking that into intervals is better than nothing.
Portion size is stressed, especially when dining out. She teaches the readers to associate fitness and nutrition with positives. Instead of telling your child not to eat another bowl of ice-cream, because they will get fat, tell them that eating nutritious foods makes them run faster, jump higher.....She also warns against making children eat everything on their plates.
Zied explains to parents that we must lead by example. Having overweight parents increases the likelihood that the children will become obese; therefore, mothers should not feel guilty for exercising instead of cleaning, cooking, playing Legos......
Make fitness fun for the entire family.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recently bought both of Eliza's books. They are wonerful I am changing my family over to a new lifestyle of eating healthy and her books makes it easy. Read morePublished on November 27, 2007 by Elizabeth Quigley
As a new family with a young child, we have obsessively been trying to educate ourselves about how to create a healthier and more nutritious household and family lifestyle. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by ASR