DIET IS NOT ENOUGH by

DIET IS NOT ENOUGH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the ""tens of millions"" (actually between 30 and 50- a very loose statistic, later dropped) who are overweight, Dr. Perlstein prescribes- in a lackaday-workaday fashion. Rightly, he does not believe in fads and fancies; he emphasizes psychological factors in overweight, ""by far the most important"", and recommends a strong doctor-patient rapport that will determine the basis for emotional eating. On dieting itself, there are few specifics beyond the recommendation of the conventional, essential nutrients and ""desire, dedication and discipline""; he advocates drugs only in an ""accessory"" role, and moderate exercise at all times.... In a market which is even more overweight than its audience, this has nothing except common sense to contribute and Dr. Perlstein is not an alluring advocate. This is not enough.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1963
Publisher: Macmillan