Diet Survivors Handbook

Description: If you are tired of being caught in the diet/binge cycle, this compassionate book will reaffirm that you haven’t failed diets; diets have failed you.  This easy-to-read guide gives you a step-by-step approach to effectively end overeating and to become an attuned eater, making peace with food.

Each of the 60 lessons teaches how to experience a positive, satisfying relationship with food, your body, and ultimately yourself.  Lessons include an activity to practice or integrate the concept, and a quote that is either humorous or inspirational for diet survivors to let go of shame and begin the healing process.

What People are Saying:

"Full of insightful tips and perspectives for anyone dealing with weight…straightforward and practical advice that goes beyond the simplistic notion of dieting.  This is a must have if you are serious about tackling these issues."

Dr. Dean Edell, Syndicated Radio Host

"I wanted to thank you for The Diet Survivor’s Handbook.  I picked it up last weekend and could not put it down – it is amazing and has absolutely changed my life!  I have struggled my entire life with dieting, and despite having a Ph.D in psychology have never been content with my body.  I am now a professor and am often shocked by the body image problems in my graduate students – despite being intelligent people they hate their bodies and have such low self-esteem.  I am going to recommend your book and publicize it within our department. Thanks again"

Misty, West Haven CT

"I have been working with a client for awhile who was feeling somewhat “stuck.”  I sent her home with The Diet Survivor’s Handbook, and she came in yesterday, clutching the book, saying, 'This book changed my life.' I just had to tell you!"

Carmen, Boulder CO

"Sensational advice for anyone who’s ever been on a diet.  Practical, inspirational and easy to use.  Free yourself from food and weight issues forever"

Dr. Linda Bacon, University of California-Davis, author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight


Description: Beyond a Shadow of a Diet, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive book available for professionals working with clients who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, or Emotional Overeating.  The authors present research revealing that food restrictions in the pursuit of weight loss actually trigger and sustain overeating.  Next, they offer step-by-step guidelines to help clients end the diet mentality and learn an internally-based approach known as attuned eating.  Divided into three sections - The Problem, The Treatment and The Solution - this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they helps clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.

In addition to addressing the symptoms, dynamics and treatment of eating problems, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet presents a holistic framework that goes well beyond the clinical setting.  This invaluable resource includes topics such as the clinician's own attitudes toward dieting and weight; cultural, ethical and social justice issues; the neuroscience of mindfulness; weight stigma; and promoting wellness for children of all sizes.  Drawing from the Health At Every Size paradigm - and the wealth of research examining the relationship between dieting, weight and health - Beyond a Shadow of a Diet offers both therapists and their clients a positive, evidence-based model to making peace with food, their bodies, and themselves.

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