Part I: So You Wanna Lose Weight?
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Exploring the Connection between Weight and Health.
Chapter 3: Assessing Your Own Weight.
Chapter 4: Are You Destined to Be Overweight?.
Part II: Getting Over Overeating.
Chapter 5: Turning Down Your Hunger Alarm.
Chapter 6: Understanding Your Relationship with Food.
Chapter 7: Marketing to the Masses: The Conspiracy to Consume.
Part III: Formulating a Plan for Healthful Eating.
Chapter 8: Calorie Basics.
Chapter 9: Putting Healthful Eating Guidelines into Practice.
Chapter 10: Using the Dietary Guidelines to Design Your Own Diet.
Chapter 11: A Matter of Taste: Using Fat Substitutes and Artificial Sweeteners.
Chapter 12: Becoming More Active.
Part IV: Shopping, Cooking, and Dining Out.
Chapter 13: Healthy Grocery Shopping.
Chapter 14: Outfitting and Using Your Kitchen.
Chapter 15: Eating Healthfully While Eating Out.
Part V: Enlisting Outside Help.
Chapter 16: Getting Help from a Weight-Loss Professional.
Chapter 17: When Surgery Is the Only Solution.
Chapter 18: Using Medications for Weight Control.
Chapter 19: Joining a Weight-Loss Program.
Chapter 20: Rating the Diet Plans.
Part VI: Special Circumstances.
Chapter 21: Eating Disorders: When Dieting Goes Too Far.
Chapter 22: What to Do If Your Child Is Overweight.
Chapter 23: Weight Loss for Athletes.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Myths about Dieting.
Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Cut Calories.
Chapter 26: Ten Strategies to Keep the Weight Off.
Chapter 27: Ten Rules for Eating Healthfully.
Chapter 28: Ten Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle.
Appendix: Weight Management Resources.