Making the Case for Yourself: A Diet Book for Smart Women

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Why is it that professional women can be so totally competent when it comes to taking care of business and so totally inept when it comes to taking care of themselves? Working women tend to put the needs of everyone around them, from their families and friends to their bosses and coworkers, ahead of their own health and well-being-placing themselves at risk by putting themselves last. Susan Estrich exposes these dangerous ways of thinking and other life-threatening habits as she makes a clear, compelling case for...
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Why is it that professional women can be so totally competent when it comes to taking care of business and so totally inept when it comes to taking care of themselves? Working women tend to put the needs of everyone around them, from their families and friends to their bosses and coworkers, ahead of their own health and well-being-placing themselves at risk by putting themselves last. Susan Estrich exposes these dangerous ways of thinking and other life-threatening habits as she makes a clear, compelling case for recognizing your body as your primary resource. Estrich brings her experience as both a lifelong dieter and a professor of law to the table, teaching you to think like a lawyer when it comes to defending your diet. She has anticipated every objection-from "I just don't have the time" to "I ate the donut because it was there"-and has the appropriate rebuttals at the ready. Estrich helps you to construct an argument that will keep you focused and committed until the results are their own reward. Beginning with a three-week commitment (you will actually be asked to sign a contract), she shows you how to play by your own rules, how to make a diet work for you, and how to identify your weaknesses and overcome them-just as you do in the rest of your life. Most of all, Estrich makes the case for investing wisely in yourself. Frank, funny, savvy, and empowering, Making the Case for Yourself is a diet book that engages your mind in the fight for your body.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573227131
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/14/1998
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    Weight loss through application of successful personal/work skills

    I like this book's intelligent, noncondescending approach. Although the author offers her own diet plan, it is merely a back up for the reader who doesn't already have a specific food plan for dieting. The focus is more on the process of identifying why weight loss is important to the reader (and maybe it isn't, or isn't right now, so that reader should stop hitting herself on the head and move on) and how to keep on track once one starts down the road of weight loss. Ms. Estrich 'made the case' for her own weight loss and consequent improvement in health and enjoyment of life, and in a no-nonsense, thought provoking way, walks the reader through the process for making her own case for weight loss, then making the plan to achieve it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2000

    The best diet book ever written

    I have been overweight for whole my life. Always dieted and always failed. This book was the best inspiration. Not only it gives you a diet plan itsef but it fixes your mind - wich is much more important. In the playful maner it teaches you how to diet and helps you not to fail. Reading the book was just like organizing my own thoughts and functions in one simple routine of all the fat people and then trying to fix it. The good thing is you always can go back to it for advise. Two years ago I lost 44 pounds only because I read 'Making the case for yourself'. Unfortunately I couldn't control myself during my pregnency last year and gained weight back. But after I stopped brestfeeding I turned to Susan Estrich for another inspirational advise and certainly got it. Now I am on my way to a nice body again and once again it happenes because of this book. I think that every smart women should read it. It is simply the best. P.S. Sorry for misspelled words. I am a foreigner.

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