Our planet is in the grip of an obesity pandemic.
More than a billion people worldwide are overweight and over 600 million are obese. We live in an obesogenic environment in which it is much easier to get fat than to stay fit. How has this come to be? Who is to blame? What can we do?
In Fat Planet, Dr David Lewis and Dr Margaret Leitch examine the social and psychological causes of the obesity pandemic in order to answer these questions. They use ground-breaking research to highlight the behaviour of corporations that relentlessly promote foods high in sugar, fat and salt, and show that these ‘junk’ foods have shockingly similar neurological effects to hard drugs. They consider the prevalence of food cues which unconsciously stimulate our desire to consume. And they debunk the myths of fad diets and slimming pills, suggesting practical, easily implemented strategies for sustainable weight loss.
The evidence is clear: our problem with obesity must be addressed or we will face catastrophic consequences. It is not too late to change.
Helping your child through school may mean the difference between classroom success and failure. With academic qualifications an essential passport to rewarding and enjoyable careers, and with the many changes taking place in education, such help has never been more vitally necessary.
In this practical book, covering the whole age range, bestselling psychologist Dr David Lewis explains how to become an active partner in your child’s educational achievements.
You will learn ways of:
-Working in partnership with teachers
-Increasing classroom motivation and confidence
-Developing natural learning abilities
-Dealing with anxieties which undermine success
-Offering the right kind of assistance with homework
-Smoothing the transition between schools
-Ensuring the best examination grades
Help Your Child Through School is an easy-to-follow guide which assumes no special expertise or educational attainment on the part of parents.
The results of more than a decade’s work with teachers, educational specialists and parents this book is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s future.
Dr David Lewis is an international stress consultant and lecturer. The author of more than two dozen best-selling books on self-improvement, he is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the International Stress Management Association and founder of Action on Phobias and Stresswatch, a non-profit charity advising companies on stress management.