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"Fasting is the body talking what the spirit yearns, what the soul longs for, and what the mind knows to be true."-- Scot McKnightChristianity has traditionally been at odds with the human body. At times in the history of the church, Christians have viewed the body and physical desires as the enemy. Now, Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed , reconnects the spiritual and the physical in the ancient discipline of fasting.Inside You'll Find:In-depth biblical precedents for the practice of fasting;How to fast effectively--and safely;Different methods of fasting as practiced in the Bible;Straight talk on pitfalls, such as cheating and motivation.Join McKnight as he explores the idea of "whole-body spirituality," in which fasting plays a central role. This ancient practice, he says, doesn't make sense to most of us until we have grasped the importance of the body for our spirituality, until we can view it as a spiritual response to a sacred moment. Fasting--simple, primitive, and ancient--still demonstrates a whole person's earnest need and hunger for the presence of God, just as it has in the lives of God's people throughout history.The Ancient PracticesThere is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God. To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritual sojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.
Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.
This book explores eating disorders, providing both a social history of Anorexia and scientific case studies
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Kelly is Fat Boy Fat, the largest kid in his Scottish community, who's made to feel useless at everything. Only his family knows he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy is determined to keep it that way.
"I'm fully capable of taking my own dignity. But no one else is going to take it."Gabe is having a tough week. Normally the funny kid at the lunch table, he's on edge from trying to kick his soda addiction and ditch his long-standing nickname, "Chunk." So when news breaks that his beloved marching band camp has been cancelled due to lack of funding, he's furious. What makes him even madder? The school's vending machine money--which had previous been collected by the band--is now sponsoring the new cheer squad.The war is ON. And Gabe is leading the charge. No one will be safe from the Geekers' odd brand of wrath: not the principal, the band teacher, the local newspaper, and certainly not the cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends. Like the saying goes, it isn't over until the fat boy sings...
Do you ever obsess about whether to order dessert, buy those pricey sandals, or be totally honest on a third date? If so, then you are already acquainted with the fear of being fat, broke & lonely. If only we could eat less, get paid better, and be more outgoing. Only it's not that simple. Our endless quest to be fit, flush, and partnered (no matter where we fall on the scale) inevitably makes us feel fat, broke & lonely. The symptoms are anxiety, shame, and fear, and the diagnosis is feeling miserable about ourselves. We have two choices: give up, convinced that this is just a lifelong, losing battle, or go toe-to-toe with our negative self-image and take back our lives. Real-life anecdotes, practical strategies, and a touch of sass make this revolutionary five-step plan a must-read. First, Moran helps us discover the root of the symptoms. Then we learn how to break up with fat, broke & lonely for good. And finally, we learn how to hook up with the life of our dreams--and who doesn't want that?
With guaranteed weight-loss of three kilos (seven lbs) a week without feeling hungry, Fat-burner Foods provides a safe and realistic way to diet successfully. The diet guarantees satisfactory weight reduction whilst also including all the essential food groups, simultaneously banning hunger and boosting energy levels. With a comprehensive four day eating plan and a range of easy-to-prepare, adaptable recipes, Fat-burner Foods provides a dietary plan that helps establish healthier eating and ensures the weight stays off.
Camp! Freedom, first kisses, summer fun. . . but not at Camp Calliope, a prison camp for the overweight. That's where Cam Phillips' parents have shipped her off to eat controlled portions, endure rigorous exercise, and sleep in a bunk full of girls who'd rather exchange recipes than ghost stories and gossip. Except for one cool girl from Texas, Faith Masters-who's normal enough to help her stay sane and temporarily replace her best friend, Evie. And then there's Jesse-the only thing close enough to drool-worthy on the camp's menu. Cam can totally relate to him, since his basketball-coach Dad sounds a lot like her perfectly thin, successful Mom. It looks like for the next eight weeks, only the issues (and not the food) on Cam's plate will be supersized.
Kids of all sizes think about being fat or thin or in between. This book is about kids sent to camp to lose weight. Could you go to a camp where the sugarless syrup on the one pancake you get tastes like mouthwash? The camp is in Mountainburg. Home of fortune-telling chickens, the infamous Tator Family, and Camp Noo Yoo. Yes, Camp Noo Yoo, where frantic parents send their pudgy little darlings in hopes that a diet of shredded carrots with raisins will turn them into pre-adolescent fashion plates. Or at least help them shed a few of those socially unacceptable extra pounds. Fed up with the jeering and abuse at Camp Noo Yoo, Ralph and Sylvia Nebula and their new friend, Mavis Goldfarb, hop a bus back home to Pokooksie. There, they seek revenge. Revenge on their parents. Revenge on Dr. Frizzbender, founder of Anti-Fat Day. And revenge on Richard "Dick" Tator, the overweight and overbearing owner of Camp Noo Yoo. Enter the world of Pinkwater, where size is not an obstacle, but a source of strength, and where your favorite poison, be it a Twinkie, a Krispy Kreme doughnut, or a banana split, is always at arms reach. This book may have the shortest chapters in history. There are 62 chapters in 89 pages. Chapter 15 is only 10 words long. Chapter 55 is so short that it's completely missing. Read this book with someone you love--and treat yourself to cookies and milk while you're at it.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! When she's not dreaming up irresistible dessert bars for her Minneapolis treatery, Bar None, Charity "Chase" Oliver is running after her cat, Quincy--a tubby tabby with a gift for sniffing out edibles. But what happens when this cat burglar leads Chase to the scene of a real crime? The jig is up for Chase's adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says "diet"--that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincy's escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly. Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbor's kitchen, where he's devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime he's stumbled upon. Gabe's corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends--both human and feline--she'll have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars that aren't so sweet. Includes recipes for people and cats!
A children's story of a fat cat, a rat, a bat, a hat and their dilemma of getting the fat cat on a mat.
Marty Louise finds a blind stray cat and worries that her mother will not let her keep him.
Judi, a middle schooler, starts a 3 month diary as part of her English class requirements. She decides she is too fat and tries various ways of losing weight. She often writes about the skinniest girl in 8th grade, Nancy Pratt, whom she looks up to. Later, Nancy teaches her about bingeing and purging, which Judi soon follows. Judi loses control over her developing eating disorder, but just as Nancy is taken to a residential treatment facility for girls with eating disorders, Judi confesses all to a teacher, then her mother, and starts therapy. Written in a compelling diary format, this is an excellent book for young teens with some good lessons thrown in. Things Judi learns: she wasn't any happier at 120 pounds than at 127, her problems actually became worse, covering up her behaviors became increasingly harder for her and her guilt grew. Bookshare has a number of books about eating disorders.
The difference between the wrath of God and the wrath of your mother is that eventually God forgives you. Finley Anderson Tanner just landed a quaint new cottage on posh Palm Beach. Not bad for an underachieving, sample-sale-shopping paralegal -- until she finds the place in shambles. She should have known better than to accept her overbearing mother's offer to sell her a house unseen at a bargain-basement mortgage rate. Good-bye Rolex dreams. At this rate, she'll be shopping designer outlets forever. When Finley discovers a skeleton in her new closet, right where her Jimmy Choos should be, a total home renovation is the least of her worries. Sure, she knows how to catch a crook, but when a girl's sandwiched between sexy P.I. Liam McGarrity and her hot new boss, defense attorney Tony Caprelli, she can only be headed for commitment. To an institution. With her fabulous (but slightly more successful) friends to keep her sane and her interfering mother out of town, Finley vows to get this bad guy -- and decorate her new house -- even if she has to pay full price.
Plus-size Maggie O'Leary is America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart. Her informed column about the pitfalls of dieting is the one sane voice crying out against the dietocracy. She is perfectly happy with who she is and the life she leads. Until she gets the chance to spend some quality time with Hollywood's hottest star. Maggie knows she can't exactly show up looking like...well, herself. So she swallows her words and vows to become the skinniest fat advocate Tinseltown has ever seen.Swearing her trusted assistant to silence, Maggie embarks on a "secret" makeover. From showdowns with her boss, who is convinced his star columnist is losing her edge-er, girth-to run-ins with her closest male friend, the trip through the famed red door of beauty is anything but graceful. But despite her doubts about abandoning the comfortable life she's known-not to mention deceiving legions of loyal readers who still think of her as their champion, L.A.-bound Maggie is hell-bent on getting her just "desserts"!Bursting with wit, insight and humor, Deborah Blumenthal's Fat Chance is a guilt-free pleasure that is good to the last page!
New York Times Bestseller Robert Lustig's 90-minute YouTube video #147;Sugar: The Bitter Truth", has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove #147;a calorie is NOT a calorie", and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
A fighter's dressing room in a seedy arena, lovemaking on a river levee, a back-breaking day of farm labor - Gardner lays his people's lives open to the bone.
The inspiring true story behind the weight-loss saga chronicled on NBC's blockbuster show, The Biggest Loser. There's no getting past it: the Morellis were a fat family. From cookie dough and pizza binges to extreme plastic surgeries, Ron, Becky, Mike and Max Morelli experienced the swinging pendulum of weight loss that so many Americans know all too well. But when Ron and Mike were accepted as contestants on The Biggest Loser, the Morellis' lives changed forever. Ron, at 430 pounds, and 18-year-old Mike, at 388 pounds, made it to the final four, losing a whopping 399 pounds combined. Fat Family/Fit Family also tells the story of wife Becky and youngest son, Max-the story not seen on TV, but relatable to scores of American families, the story of what happens when two foodaholics meet, fall in love, get married and raise (almost inevitably) foodaholic kids. Sharing the eye-opening perspective of each family member, Fat Family/Fit Family chronicles the Morellis' amazing journey in dropping over 700 pounds together, from the emotional and physical struggles of obesity to the triumph of their newfound healthy lifestyle. Obesity doesn't just happen in a vacuum-it starts in homes like the Morellis, and it can end there, too. Fat Family/Fit Family is an ultimately inspiring story about the healing power of family. .
With millions of followers nationwide, award-winning nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman has revolutionized dieting, helping people melt away fat through detoxifying one's body. Fat Flushing nourishes glowing skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, increases energy levels, and improves overall wellness. It's no wonder Fat Flushing has become synonymous with looking and feeling younger. Now she reveals the brand new secrets of Fat Flush for Life: a seasonal approach to burn stubborn body fat all year long! Fat Flush for Life integrates groundbreaking new Fat Flush diets with corresponding fitness and wellness programs. Dr. Gittleman not only explains how to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system to get rid of bloat, belly fat, and cellulite, but also how to optimize weight loss through GI-enhancing beneficial bacteria (probiotics), balancing thyroid function, and taking advantage of your body's natural response to the seasons to keep you thin and healthy for life. "The influence of the seasons on the delicate balance of your body is one of the most vital but overlooked aspects of total health," says Dr. Gittleman. Based on cutting-edge science, you'll find year-round healing strategies, including: · Winter Fat Flush: Jump-start your metabolism and protect your immunity · Spring Fat Flush: Nourish the body while releasing liver toxins · Summer Fat Flush: Accelerate your detox to burn fat faster · Autumn Fat Flush: Go vegetarian for optimum cleansing · The 5 Day Hot Metabolism Booster: A fail-safe plateau-buster to take weight loss to the next level Fat Flush for Life also includes more than 75 brand new delicious recipes and menu plans for everyday eating and holiday celebrations. Uniquely effective, Fat Flush for Life offers an enjoyable and nutritionally-sound method to keep the pounds off permanently.
Fat Flush for Life: The Year-Round Super Detox Plan to Boost Your Metabolism and Keep the Weight Off Permanentlyby Ann Louise Gittleman
With millions of followers nationwide, award-winning nutrition expert Ann Louise Gittleman has revolutionized dieting, helping people melt away fat through detoxifying one's body. Fat Flushing nourishes glowing skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, increases energy levels, and improves overall wellness. It's no wonder Fat Flushing has become synonymous with looking and feeling younger. Now she reveals the brand new secrets of Fat Flush for Life: a seasonal approach to burn stubborn body fat all year long! Fat Flush for Life integrates groundbreaking new Fat Flush diets with corresponding fitness and wellness programs. Dr. Gittleman not only explains how to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system to get rid of bloat, belly fat, and cellulite, but also how to optimize weight loss through GI-enhancing beneficial bacteria (probiotics), balancing thyroid function, and taking advantage of your body's natural response to the seasons to keep you thin and healthy for life.
No fat with a tasty new twist! Dr. Gabe Mirkin has helped thousands of Americans lose weight and lower their cholesterol through his nationally syndicated radio talk shows and fitness newsletter. Here he presents 250 deliciously simple, meatless recipes plus a medically tested health-and-fitness plan--a must for anyone who wants to lost weight and feel better.
With luscious recipes for everything from Chili-Cheese Crunches to Mocha Kahlua Sherbet, The Fat-Free Junk Food Cookbook puts an irresistibly fresh spin on healthy cooking for the whole family. 10 illustrations. 128 pp. National publicity. 20,000 print.
Atkins works! Eat grapefruit -- shed weight! Pilates gives you "long, lean muscles -- no bulk!" Each day we are bombarded with conflicting fitness information, promises, and advice -- from the Internet, magazines, books, TV, advertising, experts, trainers, coaches, friends. But how do you know whom you can trust?In The Fat-Free Truth, Liz Neporent and Suzanne Schlosberg cut through the noise, synthesize the literature, and get to the truth by providing 239 accurate, straight-shooting answers to America's most pressing fitness and weight-loss questions. No one understands the excess of misinformation out there better than Liz and Suzanne. For ten years, Suzanne has written Shape's "Weight Loss Q&A," the most popular column in the country's largest fitness magazine. Liz fields weekly questions as the "Fit by Friday" columnist for iVillage, the leading Internet site for women's issues. Together they receive more than a thousand questions a month from people nationwide. Frank, funny, and endlessly informative, The Fat-Free Truth assembles in one place everything you really need to know to get fit and stay fit -- and to keep your sanity while doing so.
Jeff Lyons is both repelled and fascinated by Ellen de Luca, the fat girl in his ceramics class. The "crumbs of kindness" he tosses her way soon turn into advice on weight loss, college, clothes ... until good-looking Jeff dumps his girlfriend to be with the fat girl! As Ellen changes, Jeff resents the happy, independent young woman he has unleashed.
A nonfiction She's Come Undone,Fat Girlis a powerfully honest and compulsively readable memoir of obsession with food, and with one's body, penned by a Guggenheim and NEA award-winning writer. For any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girlis a brilliantly rendered, angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss. From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M. F. K. Fisher at her finest, to the heartbreaking accounts of Moore's deep longing for a family and a sense of belonging and love, Fat Girlstuns and shocks, saddens and tickles.