This guide gives a systematic approach to weight control as a natural part of a sensible lifestyle. The author explains how to avoid fads, how to determine the ideal weight and how an individual can decide how much weight to lose. The text includes instructions on vitamin and mineral intake and a series of tested programmes for dieting. Each diet includes a description of its principle, detailed guidelines of its programme, a set of recipes and a "trouble-shooting" question and answer section. Caroline LaPorte is also the author of "High Energy Living".