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About the author:
In 1996 Dr. Marta Katalenas founded the Pediatric Center of Round Rock, a general pediatrics practice located near Austin, TX, where she provides care for children from newborns to age 18.
At the practice, she oversees a nutrition management program designed to help children and families make the lifestyle changes necessary to promote and maintain health.
At her practice, she helps families achieve balance and knowledge about eating habits. Ultimately, making parents aware of the importance their eating habits play on their children's health.
The Step Up Diet
From Scratch ... The Quality, Quantity and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity
Dr. Marta Pin Muñiz Katalenas M.D.
As a pediatrician for over 25 years, Dr. Katalenas has seen firsthand the rise of obesity among her patients. To fight the epidemic, she created the Step Up model, an easy three-step plan to help transform the whole family’s eating habits.
In her book, The Step Up Diet, Dr. Katalenas pens the nutritional advice she has successfully been giving her patients for years.
In order to make the The Step Up Diet easier for families to adopt, Dr. Katalenas breaks it down through QQT:
Quality: Families should focus on the quality of the food they eat. By using more natural and less-processed food, they will begin to see a change in their lifestyle. Learn more about making quality food choices.
Quantity: Quality is also being compromised by quantity – both the quantity of food and the quantity of food choices. Focus on portion control. Learn to use smaller plates and avoid going back for seconds. Learn more about choosing the right about of food to eat.
Timing: Eat only 4 times a day every 3-4 hours. In addition to the detailed meal plans, she provides wholesome recipes that are inspired by her Spanish/Mediterranean background. Learn more about the importance of scheduling means and snacks.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 21 2012
- 1481179136 / 9781481179133
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Health & Fitness / Children's Health