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Slim down sister : the African-American woman's guide to healthy, permanent weight loss
Weaver, Roniece, 1960-
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Publication Information:
New York : Dutton, [2000]

Physical Description:
viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
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RM222.2 .W2956 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
RM222.2 .W2956 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Slim Down Sister offers a comprehensive program of diet and exercise especially geared to empower African-American women to take control of their weight and their health. This unique book, written by experts in the fields of health and nutrition, shares important information about: -- How to lose weight -- and keep it off-- How to reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease-- The Soul Food Pyramid: low-fat versions of favorite recipes that keep the flava but lose the fat-- Tips and words of wisdom for staying focused, motivated, and committed-- Survival strategies for staying on track during family gatherings, holidays, and stressful times-- The Sister Circle -- how to start a support groupFeaturing motivational stories from women who have lost weight, a guide to organizing a church-based weight-loss program, and sample menus and daily food plans, Slim Down Sister will help black women achieve and maintain their optimal weight and health.

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Library Journal Review

Written by nutrition consultants Weaver and Fabiola Gaines and a senior editor at Family Circle magazine, Angela Ebron, this work deals with the issue of obesity among black women and its link to life-threatening illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. It also contains real-life stories about women who have lost weight and kept it off, and 35 low-fat recipes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 A New Attitudep. 6
Chapter 2 Living Longer, Living Betterp. 18
Chapter 3 Why We're Uniquep. 32
Chapter 4 Work That Body!p. 45
Chapter 5 Let's Eat! Keeping the Flava, Losing the Fatp. 82
Chapter 6 Out of the Frying Panp. 108
Chapter 7 It's a Family Thingp. 126
Chapter 8 Ain't No Stopping You Nowp. 151
Appendix A How to Establish a Church-Based Weight-Loss Programp. 167
Appendix B Slimmed-Down Soul-Food Recipesp. 177
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Recipe Indexp. 215
General Indexp. 219