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Weight Control

Get fit and trim with healthy eating and exercise.

Selected Books

50 Cent
Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life
GV481.A126 2013x
The phenomenally fit superstar rapper reveals his strategic six-week workout plan for achieving a ripped body--and developing the mental toughness to stay in shape for a lifetime.
 
Bowers, Mary Helen
Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet Dancer
RA781.B6934 2012x
Part One introduces the program's empowering mindset. Part Two consists of workouts that sculpt and tone muscles and build posture. Part Three offers a healthy, balanced approach to nutrition.
 
Cruise, Jorge
The 3-Hour Diet for Teens: Lose Weight and Feel Great in Two Weeks!
RM222.2.C7695 2007
Jorge Cruise's 3-Hour Diet™ claims to reset your metabolism with his Visual Timing™ formula which allows you to eat anything by ensuring you automatically eat every three hours.
 
Delaney, Brian M.
The Longevity Diet: The Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality -- Through Calorie Restriction
RM222.2.D455 2010
Longtime Calorie Restriction practitioners and experts Brian M. Delaney and Lisa Walford explain the relevant health and nutrition guidelines and provide the tools you need to make the appropriate dietary changes, which they claim will quickly lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce body fat.
 
Greene, Bob
The Best Life Diet
RM222.2.G7225 2009x
Notable eating expert and trainer to Oprah Winfrey offers suggestions on a diet that will improve quality of life in this second updated edition.
 
Heller, Marla
The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution: 2 Weeks to Drop Pounds, Boost Metabolism and Get Healthy
RM222.2.H3618 2012
Using the key elements of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and NIH research, DASH dietitian and nutrition expert Marla Heller has created a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish and poultry, nuts, beans and seeds, heart healthy fats, and whole grains.
 
The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well, Enjoy Life, Lose Weight
RA784.M3748 2010x
This well-rounded guide for losing weight features a two-week quick-start program, meal planners, recipes, tips for overcoming challenges, starting an exercise plan, etc.
 
Papas, Harry
Slimmer: The New Mediterranean Way to Lose Weight
RM222.2.P33 2012
Harry Papas, a certified dietitian in Greece, lost over 100 pounds by creating a revolutionary nutrition plan: a delicious, fat-burning Mediterranean diet coupled with the self-awareness he needed to combat the triggers that contributed to his weight gain.
 
Pérez, Beto
Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!: The Zumba Weight Loss Program
RA781.15.P47 2009
Created by celebrity fitness trainer Beto Perez, Zumba combines fun, easy-to-follow dance steps with hot Latin beats to help you shed pounds and inches fast.
 
Reilly, Mikki
Your Primal Body: The Paleo Way to Living Lean, Fit, and Healthy at Any Age
GV481.R45 2013
The thesis of Your Primal Body is that we modern humans should follow the diet (animal fat and protein instead of grains, gluten, soy, dairy, and starchy vegetables) and activity patterns of our Paleolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors for optimal health and weight-loss. Learn more in Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
 
Thompson, Rob
Glycemic Load Diabetes Solution: Six Steps to Optimal Control of Your Adult-Onset (Type 2) Diabetes
RC662.T46 2012
Learn about the glycemic load of foods and how it affects diabetes.
 
Weisenberger, Jill
Diabetes Weight Loss: Week by Week
RC662.W37 2012
This book from the American Diabetes Association, helps you develop a personalized weight-loss plan.
 
Whyte, John
AARP New American Diet: Lose Weight, Live Longer
This guide draws on the NIH/AARP Diet and Healthy Study and is written by John Whyte, MD, Chief Medical Expert for the Discovery Channel.
 

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DVDs

28 Day Bootcamp with Coach Nicole: Cardio & Strength Customizable Fat-Burning Plan
(DVD) RA781.6.A2437 2011x
SparkPeople's Coach Nicole leads these four fat-blasting, calorie-torching workouts with a 28-day workout plan. Includes a variety of high-energy cardio intervals mixed with full body strengthening exercises.
 
Cardio Burn. Dance for Weight Loss
(DVD) RA781.15.C368 2008x
Slim down while having fun with popular dance and fitness moves that focus on fat-burning cardio. Includes three separate workouts, each with a choice between two different musical tracks.
 
Dance off the Inches. Hip-Hop Body Blast
(DVD) RA781.15.D36263 2011x
Offers three hip-hop dance routines designed to burn off calories. Don't like hip-hop? Check out all the other Dance off the Inches dvds.
 
Dancing with the Stars. Cardio Dance for Weight Loss
(DVD) RA781.6.D3639 2012x
Start dancing your way to a lean body with three easy-to-follow routines based on the fat-burning moves from the show. Learn the basic dance steps in the Warm-Up and then burn some calories with the Samba, Salsa and Swing.
 
Food and Fitness Matter: Raising Healthy, Happy Kids
(DVD) RJ399.C6 F6624 2006x
Helping kids get fit and setting a good example along the way.
 
Healthy Cooking for Healthy Heart
(DVD) RC684.D5 H4277 2006x
This DVD offers recipes geared towards promoting heart health.
 
Walk Away the Pounds. 7 Day Calorie Blast
(DVD) RA781.65.W3355 2012x
Leslie Sansone offers seven different fat-burning workouts. Check out all the other Walk Away the Pounds DVDs.
 

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Websites

  • My Fitness Pal
    Track your calories and other food nutrients as well as your exercise.
  • SparkPeople
    Offers free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources.
  • The Paleolithic Diet
    Wikipedia is a good starting point for learning about fads and trends like the Paleo diet. Check here also for other fad diets like the Atkins Diet.