Join the UnWeighted Conversation
A New Paradigm of Thinking about Weight Loss
"Obesity is a global pandemic, which, as the Convisers emphasize, needs a new paradigm of thinking. On the one hand, the book explains why our whole society has failed in the battle against obesity. ON the other hand, this resource offers practical tools and approaches that are designed to help both individuals and healthcare providers to beat it. Professional, yet simple and easy to read, this book will take you through the “UnWeighted” approach, and how the correct attitude and behavior can ultimately positively affect health. I highly recommend it."
- Naama Constantini, MD, DFM, FACSM
Dip. Sport Med. (CASM) Director, Sport Medicine Center, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Chair, National Council for Women’s Health, Ministry of Health Exercise is Medicine Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A Valuable Resource for the Healthcare Community
"Overweight and obesity is a multifaceted condition that is far more complex than just achieving a proper balance between food intake and energy expenditure. Healthcare providers need to do more than just tell their patients and clients what to change--they need to help them learn how to make sustained change. This book discusses the health implications of overweight and obesity, while addressing the emotional hardships and behavioral challenges contributing to weight management struggles. It is well-written for the healthcare professional, yet easy to read."
- Laura J. Kruskall, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, LD, FACSM, FAND
Associate Professor and Director, UNLV Nutrition Sciences
The “Why?” for Weight Loss—Not the “How Much?”
"This book is brilliant because it emphasizes the patient’s “why” for weight loss, not the “how much.” The anti-BMI diet is one of many useful tools provided in this book. As a lifestyle medicine physician and a health and wellness coach, I have seen the power of collaborating with patients to co-operate a personalized behavior change plan versus the frustration and failure of cajoling patients into the healthcare provider’s weight loss plan."
- Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Board of Directors, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Fresh Dialogue about American Obesity
"As a physician specializing in sports medicine, working with professional athletes involved with collision sports, it’s obvious that the size of our athletes, as well as the nation at large, is getting even bigger and bigger, IN fact, the number of 300-pound athletes has quadrupled in the NFL over the last 25 years. UnWeighted Nation offers suggestions of where to start the dialogue and provides viable strategies and possible solutions to this serious situation, as well as the medical issues associated with obesity. This one-of-a-kind book details a new way of thinking about the problem."
- Gordon W. Nuber, MD
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University
Team Physician, Chicago Bears
A New Approach to the American Obesity Epidemic
"Because obesity is a complex health issue with many causes, there are also many interrelated solutions. This major health problem can only get worse if we do not change the way we think about possible solutions and how to apply them. This book does an excellent job of discussing the various approaches that are needed by each of us and by all levels of society."
- James Skinner, Ph.D., FACSM
Past President, American College of Sports Medicine