The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids
A Scientifically Based Program from the Highly Acclaimed Weight-Loss School
by Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, Ryan Craig, JD, and Lisa Tjelmeland, MSW
Childhood obesity has reached an all-time high. Approximately fifty-one percent of all children are considered
either overweight or obese. Parents want the best for their children, including a healthy lifestyle. It can be
heartbreaking to watch their physical and emotional struggles, and weight loss can be frustrating in our society
of fast food and fast fixes. Sharing the success of their boarding school for overweight teens, The Sierras
Weight-Loss Solution for Teens and Kids, by Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, Ryan Craig, JD, and Lisa
Tjelmeland, MSW, guides parents and kids in this important lifestyle change.
To have successful weight loss, kids need to be in charge of their weight loss plan. Parents can help their
child set goals, such as a reasonable and specific loss per year. Do you know your childís primary motivation
for losing weight? On a decision balance sheet, your child rates positive and challenging aspects of weight
loss, such as "Healthier" or "Iíll feel like a failure if I donít do it." The Sierras Weight-Loss
Solution provides other emotional exercises to bolster your childís success. One body image exercise asks
kids (and parents) to concentrate on positive physical features and abilities. The book also explains the six
stages of weight loss including the primary stages in honeymoon, frustration, and acceptance. What if your child
doesnít want to lose weight or starts sabotaging their progress? Find advice in two secondary stages:
shock / ambiance and fear of success.
The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution starts with three simple rules: eat a low fat diet, be physically
active and self-monitor your eating. The book is divided into four parts: philosophy and science of
The Sierras Solution, creating the Sierras Solution at home, the Sierras program and eating plan. The
Sierras Solution eating plan chapter boasts six weeks of menus, including recipes and weekly shopping lists.
The Sierras Weight-Loss Solution for Kids and Teens is packed full of useful information, including
goal sheets and testimonials from teen clients. Readers can tackle the whole plan or the alternate plan of
choosing one "simple change" at a time, as my son and I did. I was impressed with the emotional preparation,
since negative beliefs can block weight loss success. Both of us found low-fat favorites in Crispy Crisp
Chicken Fingers, Parmesan-Encrusted Tilapia, and Cheesy Broccoli Bake. Does your child want to lose weight?
Dive into The Sierras Weight Loss Solution for Kids and Teens for a thorough guide on living a healthy
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