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Diet, Exercise, Overweight, Obesity, Weight control, Calories, Food

Overweight is a Disease
A Canadian Doctor's prescription for self-management
by Dr. Lori Teeple

If you have ever said to yourself “I can’t lose weight” or “I don’t know how to manage my weight,” this workbook is for you. In this book you will learn that being overweight is not “your fault,” it is your disease. You will learn how to self-manage that disease, because there is no other cure. Being overweight is a disease that will rob you of your abilities, your mobility and your health. The best and only prescription is lifelong self-management. In this book you will find the tools, the inspiration and the guidance to do just that!

While Dr. Teeple approaches the person struggling with obesity in a respectful way, she also challenges us with humor and real life stories. This book gave me hope that I could succeed in making changes, confidence that I could take control of my own health and motivation that obesity management is possible even for me! RG Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Lori Teeple inspires us with her personal story as she helps us understand the medical science and psychology of "The Disease of Overweight." This readable workbook flows with practical strategies and personal tips to establish and reinforce achievable lifestyle habits for anyone ready to confront this challenge and begin their journey towards health. GT Social Worker

Dr. Lori Teeple is an associate professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at Western University where she is an award winning teacher. She has been a family and emergency medicine physician for over 25 years and lectures nationally and internationally. Her passion for preventive medicine through healthy lifestyle arises from this work and from her own long term battle with “The disease of overweight"


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