diet handbook

A Diet for Women

Everywoman’s Diet Handbook
Tiffany
1980

You know it’s for the ladies because the cover is pink. The diet advice is old and probably not recommended by any reasonable nutritionist. Aside from questionable nutritional value, they are probably the most boring menus around. I get the feeling that the next level of dieting for these authors is to simply sniff the food and call it a meal.

Weight Loss Surgery cover

Weight Loss Surgeries

Medications and Surgeries for Weight Loss: When Dieting Isn’t Enough
Hunter
2006

Submitter:┬áMost people will easily agree that obesity is a problem our society, and teens are on the cusp of being able to make their own decisions regarding their own health. However, this book is a bit dated and is replete with scare tactics – pictures of people stuffing their faces and morality tales of teens who tried to take care of their weight through surgery and had bad results. This is an important topic, but there are more recent books that would be a better fit for the YA nonfiction.