SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FAT? by Alvin Silverstein

SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FAT?

Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the authors' usual thorough style, an encyclopedic look at weight and weight troubles. Most unusual here is the emphasis on neurobiology: understanding the body in terms of endorphins and neurotransmitters like serotonin; how set point theory brings us back to a particular weight; the role of an impaired body image. The usual diet strategies are rehearsed with originality: writing down what you eat is old hat; ``red-circle slip-ups'' is not. The up-to-date chapters on anorexia and bulimia should elicit healthy self-appraisal. The candor here is sure to be helpful. From viewing many weight-loss programs as ``glorified grocery stores'' to giving the lowdown on today's up-and-coming pills (e.g. Prozac), this has an air of authority that young people will respect, appreciate, and even, perhaps, heed. Index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1991
ISBN: 0-06-021641-7
Page count: 215pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1991




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