The Dachman Diet for Kids: A Complete Guide to Healthy Weight Loss

Ken Dachman, Author World Almanac Books $15.95 (223p) ISBN 978-0-345-33313-1
Dachman, who weighed 425 pounds at age 13, and subsequently thinned out and founded 15 weight-loss centers in the Chicago metropolitan area, has developed a diet for parents who are concerned about their children's obesity. His personal anecdotes (the family phone number was changed three times because of abusive calls about his weight problem) are moving, but his diet, although empathetic and flexible, may introduce youngsters to a lifetime of bad eating habits. Wise parents will be wary: the author doesn't want to ""deprive'' or ``isolate'' obese children, and suggests numerous junk foods, sodium-filled and dietetic products, such as canned soups, diet Kool-Aid, Taco Bell burritos, and Burger King hamburgers and fries. Parents will find that the low-calorie recipes for a variety of entrees, sweets, side dishes and beverages are easy to prepare but not always nutritious. (July 1)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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