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The Pritkin Weight Loss Breakthrough by Robert PritkinSignet, October 1999.
Paperback, 371 pages.
This self-help weight loss aide is based on the Pritikin program and research studies at the Pritikin Longevity Center. The book is written by Robert Pritikin, son of Nathan Pritikin author of the original Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise. Robert Pritikin, who is now the director for the Pritikin Longevity Center, improves on the program by adding new information and methods for understanding and outsmarting our "fat instinct." As Pritikin explains, "Human beings, like many animals, are instinctually driven to eat fat. We have been designed by nature to eat as much fat as we can, whenever the opportunity presents itself. Now, as throughout human existence, we are being driven by that craving. But today it is killing us because of the different nature of the modern diet which makes fat super-abundant." Pritikin provides methods for changing behavior to help you combat the fat instinct, as well as information about why many weight loss programs fail and information about how carbohydrates affect your weight. The back of the book provides some great recipes that follow the Pritikin plan including: harvest vegetable stew, pina colada ice cream, chicken fajitas, chocolate mousse, mushroom and spinach souffle and spinach roll-ups.
The Pritikin Weight Loss Breakthrough is a great diet plan that can help you avoid the improper foods and start losing weight the healthy way. In addition, it also helps you learn why it is you crave the foods you do. A very information and practical self-help weight-loss tool that can be used without harming the body.
Talking With Children About Loss by Maria Trozzi with Kathy MassiminiPerigee, October 1999.
Paperback, 311 pages.
This specialty reference guide focuses on the difficult emotional task of explaining loss to children, whether it is the loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or pet. In addition to the loss of life, the book also covers topics such as divorce, children's fears, long-term illness, disability and other tragedies and unfortunate situations. Author Maria Trozzi, an assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University and Director of the Good Grief Program at the Boston Medical Center, uses her background and experience to explain how children absorb and deal with grief and how best to explain these complicated subjects in a way they can comprehend and learn to eventually accept. By ignoring the subject or lying to children about dramatic events, suffering and death, we can cause irreversible harm. Trozzi discusses each issue in depth so we can learn to talk openly with our children about even the most difficult subjects. Talking With Children About Loss is a reference for helping people explain the most difficult subject matters to children of all ages. An excellent guide to understanding the psychology of children, their possible reactions to terrible situations and how to explain these occurrences to them.
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