From Library Journal
The founder of the successful Jenny Craig Weight-Loss Centers outlines the weight management system she developed to help clients lose weight, keep it off, and live a healthy, comfortable lifestyle. This safe, sensible program uses food exchanges instead of calories and emphasizes good nutrition, moderate exercise, and behavior modification. In addition, it is easily personalized to fit different weight-loss needs and includes numerous recipes and snack suggestions. Unfortunately, for librarians, though, the book is designed with many fill-ins to involve its readers in a variety of exercises that require them to answer questionnaires, write their thoughts, record their goals and progress, outline their strategies, etc. Although this format is undoubtedly helpful to the reader, it limits the book's shelf life in most libraries.-- Linda Chopra, Cleveland Hts.University Hts. P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Kirkus Reviews
The proprietor of an international chain of weight-loss centers puts her program in print with this all-round advisory on taking and keeping it off. In context, it's nongimmicky, nontechnical in the extreme, moderate in demands, and sensible- -though that means that the message is also all-too familiar: Set goals that are reasonable and specific; don't diet without exercise; expect and learn from lapses; satisfy your taste with herbs and spices, not fat and sugar; be firm with saboteurs; and so on. In format, though, it is, if not gimmicky, at least busy. Chapters are ``modules''; food groups, following the American Diabetic Association model, are ``exchanges''; and the book is full of menu charts, assignments, self-analysis checklists, quizzes, lists, boxes, and ``Thank you, Jenny Craig'' letters from happy losers. Then there are recipes. None of this can substitute for group pressure or the commitment that comes from paying a boodle and signing up for scheduled sessions--but that could be said of any diet book. This one surely rates a hearing. (Line drawings throughout.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.