Helping your patients maintain healthy weight is a key to promoting their well-being and longevity. Now, in this new guide for the health professional, you can get an up-to-date analysis of the causes and prevention of obesity to help you design effective, appropriate weight management plans. Overweight and Weight Management explains how to use basic counseling skills and advanced behavior modification techniques to help patients change lifelong habits and develop healthy lifestyles. And you'll get assessment tools to help you improve your working relationship with overweight clients, along with diaries, goal attainment scales, and other essential tools to keep your patients on track. "This anthology is packed with practical information that can be applied in the field. The easy-to-read, well-organized text covers body composition, energy metabolism, weight control, weight loss, and weight maintenance from the ground up." Today's Dietician "This is a valuable resource for the clinician or health care provider as well as medical libraries and specialists. It offers scientific information in the field, explores traditional treatment yet moves the reader toward realistic approaches. Highly recommended." Healthy Weight Journal "I highly recommend Overweight and Weight Management for that dedicated athletic trainer with a sincere interest in the specialty of weight management." Journal of Athletic Training "This is a fine book that was written by experts and tied together by a talented editor. It would be a superb personal library reference and would make a good text for graduate-level courses dealing with the topic of obesity. This book has information that would also make it an outstanding addition to the offices of nutrition scientists, public health professionals, clinical practitioners, and teachers." Journal of the American Dietetic AssociationDalton, Sharron is the author of 'Overweight and Weight Management The Health Professional's Guide to Understanding and Practice' with ISBN 9780834206366 and ISBN 0834206366.