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The Duke University Medical Center book of diet and fitness
Hamilton, Michael, 1935-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fawcett Columbine, [1990]

Physical Description:
xii, 417 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
RM222.2 .D763 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This book makes available to the general public the three-part program of behavioral, nutritional, and fitness modification used at Duke University's diet and fitness center with a 70 percent rate of success (i.e., one year after completing the program, 70 percent of participants reported they continued to feel well and did not regain the weight they had lost). The scheme requires participants to first complete a detailed self-assessment revealing motivations, attitudes, and emotions associated with eating. They then may design individual diet and fitness programs. Specifics, including menus and recipes, are provided for diet planning while well-illustrated exercises make up the fitness component. The authors also offer advice on eating out and successfully maintaining weight loss. ~--Karen Graves

Library Journal Review

Here is a safe, sensible diet book you can feel good about adding to your health collection. Based upon the first residential weight-loss program in America, this book does not rely on gimmicks or fads, but provides sound emotional guidance, good nutritional advice, interesting meal plans and recipes, and a reasonable exercise program. Logically divided into four sections stressing the above fundamentals, it is interspersed throughout with engaging case histories. Although the many fill-in charts, graphs, lists, etc., may limit its appeal to some libraries, this antidote to the plethora of dangerous diets is an essential purchase.-- Linda Chopra, Cleveland Heights - University Heights P.L., Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.