If Not Dieting Then What?

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This straightforward, no-nonsense guide to weight management addresses the evidence that weight-loss treatments may worsen rather than improve long-term physical and psychological health. The solution of an attitude change that calls for a more positive view of food that is not characterized by the "no pain, no gain" ethos is presented. How to minimize fat intake without sacrificing food enjoyment is also explained.
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Overview


This straightforward, no-nonsense guide to weight management addresses the evidence that weight-loss treatments may worsen rather than improve long-term physical and psychological health. The solution of an attitude change that calls for a more positive view of food that is not characterized by the "no pain, no gain" ethos is presented. How to minimize fat intake without sacrificing food enjoyment is also explained.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741144796
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Rick Kausman oversees two weight-management and eating-behavior clinics and has worked in the area of eating and weight management for more than 15 years. He is the author of Calm Eating and the creator of www.ifnotdieting.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword iii
About the author ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xii
1 Diets don't work 1
What happens when we diet?
Is it a matter of willpower?
Have weight-reducing diets worked for you?
2 The importance of choosing the right goals 12
Forget about setting a goal weight
Put away the scales
Aim for individual, sustainable changes
3 Non-hungry eating 24
An empowering approach
Using the approach
Six common responses to using the approach
Appendix Eating awareness record
4 Three key concepts that can change your life 36
There is no such thing as 'good' food or 'bad' food
A natural way to look at food
Try to eat slowly and enjoy your food
5 What is 'normal'? 50
What is 'normal' can vary
'Normal' or 'natural' eating
6 Nutrition and intuition 60
Nutrition
Intuition
Getting the balance right for you
7 Eating with awareness 75
Learning to recognise physical hunger
If I'm not hungry, why am I eating?
Reducing non-hungry eating
Hints and tips for eating with awareness
8 Nurturing 115
Nurturing ourselves
Allowing others to nurture us
Letting the nurturing in
9 Body image 125
What is body image?
Negative influences on our body image
How can we improve our body image?
Hints and tips for building a more positive body image
10 Being active 156
Any activity counts
The benefits of being active
What might be holding you back?
Hints and tips for increasing activity in the long term
11 Working with food in a more positive way 172
Facts about fat
Experiment--fine-tuning the fat content
12 Going off focus 185
It is normal to go off focus
Decreasing our off focus times
Write down a POF
13 A new paradigm 199
Reality
The prevailing paradigm
A cultural paradigm shift
An individual paradigm shift
Some personal stories
Notes 215
Further reading 220
Index 221
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