Trimming Your Waistline: Ten Steps to Better Health and Fitness
Rebecca Matheny, author
Obesity among American adults is reaching an alarming level, presenting medical and emotional challenges for the individuals and their families. In Trimming Your Waistline, author Dr. R. Matheny, a registered dietitian, provides practical advice to prevent or correct weight problems in men and women that are reducing their quality of life. Also helpful for health professionals in weight management and the paraprofessionals who assist them, Matheny gives information about the following weight-related practices: • improving weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference and improving health by becoming an informed patient; • preparing mentally for the task of losing weight and reducing stress levels; • learning basic nutrition facts and information about nutrition and dietary supplement labeling; • improving dietary intake and eating practices; • selecting a weight-loss plan and developing a personalized physicalactivity program; and • tallying improvements made during a weight-loss program and determining a weight-maintenance plan and commitments for healthy practices in weight maintenance for the future. A companion to Healthy Weight: The Best Birthday Gift for Your Child, Trimming Your Waistline offers dieters a hands-on, step-by-step experience that answers not only what problems have caused them to gain the extra pounds but also how to correct them. R. Matheny, PhD, RDN, earned a PhD in nutritional sciences and is a registered dietitian with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also has a master’s degree in public heath with a double concentration in public health nutrition and maternal and child health. Matheny’s professional experience has been acquired at two county health departments in infant, maternal, and childhood nutrition.