Get ready to discover a totally new way

to think about weight control–a system that 

virtually guarantees success! 

Years of working with overweight men and women has convinced weight-loss expert Cathy Nonas that there’s only one surefire way to lose weight and keep it off. And it isn’t dieting. 

It’s learning to use tools–small, yet ingenious tips, tricks, and techniques that help keep your eating and exercise habits on track–no matter what diet you’re on. Here, Cathy reveals more than 200 tools “road-tested” by her thousands of clients that will help you eat smarter, get and stay active, and break through self-destructive thinking patterns and behaviors that have sabotaged your weight-control efforts in the past. 

You’ll also find: 

The Eating Assessment Test (EAT), which helps you decipher your eating style and discover the patterns and pitfalls that stand in the way of having a slimmer, healthier body. The Top 40 Diet Danger Zones–the traps and pitfalls that typically cause us to abandon our weight-control programs. Worksheets and quizzes throughout the book that allow you to think about weight loss from your own perspective. 

Product details

  • Hardcover: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; First Edition edition (May 3, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579544827
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579544829
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches 

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Cathy Nonas, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., is director of the VanItallie Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, an arm of the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. The Obesity Research Center is one of four federally funded centers for investigating the causes and treatment of obesity in the United States. 

Julia VanTine is a health journalist whose most recent books include Maximum Food Power for Women and Energy for Everything: Rejuvenation for the Mind, Body, and Soul.

Outwit Your Weight: Fat-Proof Your Life With More Than 200 Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Help You Defeat Your Diet Danger Zones