Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care

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If you're one of the nearly 116 million Americans trying to lose weight, only to find that every diet you've tried has failed you, you are a diet survivor.

You can step off the destructive diet bandwagon and reclaim your self-esteem, positive body image and a happy, healthy life. These 60 inspiring lessons will give you the tools you need to change your relationship with ...

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Overview

If you're one of the nearly 116 million Americans trying to lose weight, only to find that every diet you've tried has failed you, you are a diet survivor.

You can step off the destructive diet bandwagon and reclaim your self-esteem, positive body image and a happy, healthy life. These 60 inspiring lessons will give you the tools you need to change your relationship with food, your body and yourself.

Dieting is hazardous to your health. Diets don't work and they won't work, and yo-yo dieting will make you fatter.

This book can show you how to:
* Never diet again and allow your weight to stabilize
* Stop feeling guilty about eating the foods you love
* Free up all that mental energy to be more productive and have more fun in life
* Get in touch with physical hunger and learn to love your body

Give up the vicious cycle and stop overeating.

Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel are sisters and therapists specializing in eating problems and weight issues. Each holds a Master's degree in Social Work and has over 20 years of clinical experience in teh field of eating disorders. They are the authors of Beyond a Shadow of a Diet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402205446
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 627,819
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Matz, LCSW, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW, are clinical social workers and sisters who grew up in the Chicago area. In 2004 they published Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating.

Judith is the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc., an organization dedicated to ending the preoccupation with food and weight. She has worked in the area of eating problems since 1986 and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences on the topics of compulsive eating and body image. She has a private practice in Skokie, Illinois.

Judith Matz, LCSW, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW, are clinical social workers and sisters who grew up in the Chicago area. In 2004 they published Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating.

Ellen has worked in the field of eating disorders since 1987 in both outpatient and residential settings. Her book Beyond Measure: A Memoir about Short Stature and Inner Growth will be published in 2006. In addition to writing full time, she speaks at conferences and serves as a consultant. Ellen lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. You can visit their website at www.dietsurvivors.com.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments .............................................. vii

Part One: Becoming a Diet Survivor Chapter One: It's NOT Your Fault ................3
Chapter Two: Identifying the Culprit..............21
Chapter Three: Reclaiming Your Life............33

Part Two: Living as a Diet Survivor Chapter Four: Lessons on Eating..................47
Chapter Five: Lessons on Acceptance.........135
Chapter Six: Lessons on Self-Care...............221

Final Thoughts .......................................................289

About the Authors .................................................291

Judith Matz, LCSW, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW, are clinical social workers and sisters who grew up in the Chicago area. In 2004 they published Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating.
Judith is the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc., an organization dedicated to ending the preoccupation with food and weight. She has worked in the area of eating problems since 1986 and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences on the topics of compulsive eating and body image. She has a private practice in Skokie, Illinois.
Ellen has worked in the field of eating disorders sice 1987 in both outpatient and residential settings. Her book Beyond Measure: A Memoir about Short Stature and Inner Growth will be published in 2006. In additon to writing full time, she speaks at conferences and serves as a consultant. Ellen lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
You can visit their website at www.dietsurvivors.com.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

    GREAT BOOK to have on Hand

    In this world where we think we should all look like Kate Moss, have a 24 inch waist, and fit in a size two, the authors of this book make a great attempt to get us to see ourselves in a positive manner even if we don't fit into what we think is an "ideal" look.

    This book is not about dieting (because, according to the book, Diet's don't work), it is about being able to listen to your body - feeding yourself with foods your bodies crave, eating when you are hungry, not gorging yourself, and listening to your body's internal clues as to whether you truly are hungry. It is about feeling good about yourself, regardless of what the scale says.

    I love this book so much. It sits at my bedside and I frequently go back to it to re-read multiple sections. This is a book that will help you re-train yourself on how you should eat based on your body, as well as feeling good about yourself. In each section there is also an activity to do to help you on your path to becoming a Diet Survivor.

    Would definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Very helpful

    This is such a practical book. The exercises and the quotes are so useful. I read the book from cover to cover and then went back through and worked the lessons. Seems like a lot of us can be helped by this no nonsense approach, Thanks Judith and Ellen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2006

    NO MORE DIETS!

    This book tells you simply why Americans are fatter than ever. We diet too much! Our bodies can't handle that without getting fat. This book tells you how to reconnect with your food hunger so you don't overeat and how to accept that you will never resemble a super model!

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