Consumers spend $30 billion a year on diet programs, pills, and special foods, yet none of these products seems to deliver lasting results. The truth is that between 95 and 98 percent of dieters fail to keep weight off permanently. Worse still, many actually gain weight because dieting distorts the natural human ability to sense internal cues of satiety and well-being. Dieting wreaks havoc on the mind, body, ...

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Consumers spend $30 billion a year on diet programs, pills, and special foods, yet none of these products seems to deliver lasting results. The truth is that between 95 and 98 percent of dieters fail to keep weight off permanently. Worse still, many actually gain weight because dieting distorts the natural human ability to sense internal cues of satiety and well-being. Dieting wreaks havoc on the mind, body, and soul.

The weight-loss industry preys on human insecurities. The media bombard us with advertisements for new diets, weight-loss creams, body wraps, and expensive exercise equipment. Frustrated and overwhelmed, many eventually give up on the idea of ever reaching a healthy or normal weight. The simple truth is that we haven't failed dieting. Dieting has failed us.

For years, Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D., suffered through countless diets that eventually led to bulimia. She was a victim of weight cycling--the medical term describing the agonizing merry-go-round of losing and gaining weight, starving and bingeing. Through a long process of self-discovery, she broke free from the prison of dieting and found her way to a healthy, fit lifestyle. Since then, Dr. Oliver-Pyatt has spent much of her career developing a program to help men and women free themselves from dieting and lose weight safely and permanently. Her techniques are based on her personal and professional understanding of the complex reasons people become caught up in an endless cycle of dieting.

Not just another diet book, Fed Up! is a medically backed resource that takes a holistic, intelligent approach to adopting and maintaining a fit lifestyle. Here, Dr. Oliver-Pyatt introduces the Ten-Step, No-Diet Fitness Plan that combines the power of psychology and medicine to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime. Step-by-step, she demonstrates how you can free yourself from weight problems forever.

Fed Up!:

  • Dispels dieting myths and identifies real dieting dangers

  • Offers advice on developing an enjoyable, effective, and sustainable fitness program

  • Provides tools parents can use to prevent eating disorders in their children

  • Helps foster healthy attitudes about food and explains how having mental lists of "good" and "bad" foods can lead to bingeing

  • Reveals the truth about ideal body weight

  • Explains exactly how overcoming guilt and body shame and redefining beauty actually leads to long-term weight loss

"Fed Up! offers the definitive solution to America's weight problem and food preoccupation. It should be read by anyone who has tried at dieting and failed, and by parents who want to see their children develop healthy bodies and minds."

--Leah Schenk, M.D., Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Expert

"I highly recommend Fed Up! as very important reading for the countless men and women who have spent their lives struggling unsuccessfully with weight control. Fed Up! clearly outlines a ten-step living program that will lead to successful long-term weight management and a pleasurable relationship with self and food, as well as with your body.

--David A. Rosin, M.D., state medical director, Department of Mental Health and Developmental Services, State of Nevada, and former director of the Eating Disorders Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

"In a powerfully, redefining exercise, Fed Up! offers unique intuitive tools and a perspective that will help the reader gain and maintain a fitness program that will lead to long-term physical health."

--Gus Williams, former NBA player and member of the Seattle Supersonics championship team

Forget fancy meal plans, supplements, and gimmicky exercise machines. Fed Up! delivers what you've been waiting for: a comprehensive ten-step plan to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime. Doctor and diet survivor Wendy Oliver-Pyatt shares her own story of how she survived and conquered an eating disorder. With compassion and insight, she shows how you too can reverse the relentless cycle of dieting and weight gain and ultimately achieve the beautiful body you deserve!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071416887
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 742,040
  • File size: 616 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D. completed her psychiatry training at New York University, where she was the chief resident of the Bellevue Hospital Outpatient Service. She has held faculty positions at NYU, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver-Pyatt has taught courses on the subject of food and body preoccupation to medical students, psychiatry residents, social workers, nurses, and other health-care providers. Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general and addiction psychiatry, she is a practicing psychiatrist in Reno, Nevada, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    "The "Gospel" (Good News) of Where do we go from Here!

    Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt has written a truly revolutionary book "FED UP!" for everyone who has ever been on or thought about being on a Diet! You'll never look at food or yourself the same way again. Simply put she's written the "Gospel" (Good News) of where do we go from here. Whether your Young, Middle-Age, or a Senior "The Breakthrough 10 Step NO-Diet Fitness Plan" completely removes the Guilt. A Must Read! Urgent: This book should be required reading for all teenage girls; it could literally be a life saver!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2002

    A Different Kind of Weight Loss Book

    A great book for anyone who has ever suffered through the deprivation of a diet, only to gain the weight back (and more!). Explains how to develop normal eating habits, and gives realistic advice on exercise. Having just had a baby, this book served as a great reminder to me that I don't need to starve myself to get back to my normal weight. It gives advice on how to follow our bodies natural cues. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    New phenomena of hope for persons living with eating problems

    While reading fed-up, I felt the anecdotes were human. I also had similiar experiences with my obsession to be thin. Fed-up is the first book I've read that has really helped me to look within and seek the real reason why I binge so often during stressful times. I began following Dr. Wendy's ten-step, no diet fitness plan 2 weeks ago and have lost 3.5lbs. I really think this time will be different from all the other diets I've tried because this book is not about want to eat or not to eat, rather than changing what lies within the human soul. Thank-you Dr. Oliver:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Not to be missed!

    I had the good fortune of pre-viewing Fed Up!, and it's a life saver! Though doctors and nutritionist claim that we don't need to diet to lose weight, we all know that their comments are quickly followed by the admonition to simply 'Change your eating habits. Eat healthily!' If we could do that, we wouldn't need their help in the first place! Author Wendy Oliver-Pyatt dares to call even such seemingly innocuous advice what it, in fact, is: a diet. And she dares to suggest what chronic dieters like myself wish we could believe: dieting doesn't work (despite the fact that a million-dollar industry wants us to believe otherwise). Fed Up! takes both a compassionate and logical look at the endless struggles faced by us dieters and overeaters. Because Dr. Oliver-Pyatt is a physician, she is able to offer concrete evidence to prove that dieting not only doesn't work, but it actually backfires, causing people to actually gain weight. As a former dieter herself, she empathizes with our pain and gently leads us toward the solution. We can believe her because we know she has traveled the same road. She shares her own heart-wrenching struggles, as well as those of many others she has worked with. For those of us battling with food and/or weight issues, this book is a must-read. I felt, perhaps for the first time, as though I had been freed from dieters' prison. I am learning to love myself as I am, while also learning how to achieve a healthy, attractive body. I am also learning to make peace with food. And best of all -- I get to eat! I cannot recommend Fed Up! highly enough!

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