Now That You've Lost It: How to Maintain Your Best Weight

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For many people, weight-loss programs have been a cruel hoax. How often do you hear someone say: "I have no trouble losing weight; I've lost hundreds of pounds--but then I always gain it back, and usually a little extra." Now That You've Lost It lays out a comprehensive system for permanent weight control, focusing on staying at goal weight. Teaching powerful thinking skills, it describes what is needed for success, shows the reader how to assess his or her particular needs, and systematically teaches how to: ...
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Overview

For many people, weight-loss programs have been a cruel hoax. How often do you hear someone say: "I have no trouble losing weight; I've lost hundreds of pounds--but then I always gain it back, and usually a little extra." Now That You've Lost It lays out a comprehensive system for permanent weight control, focusing on staying at goal weight. Teaching powerful thinking skills, it describes what is needed for success, shows the reader how to assess his or her particular needs, and systematically teaches how to: Cope with binge eating, Overcome backsliding, Manage anger and loneliness, Use self-talk effectively, Learn to "think smart," Cope with social influences, Overcome depression and anxiety, and Cope with success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595003877
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 998,946
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Big Challenge: Keeping It Off 1
Table 1.1 "Negative" and "Positive" Self-Talk 12
2 Balancing the Pros and Cons of Weight Management 18
Box: Benefits and Costs Analysis 24
3 Learning to "Think Smart" 27
Box: Irrational Ideas & Rational Alternatives 32
4 Using Self-Talk Effectively 48
Self Test 4.1 Assessing Your Negative Self-Talk 53
Box: Saboteur vs. Coach Self-Talk 56
Box: Stress Inoculation Planning Form 68
5 Coping With Social Influences 76
Self Test 5.1 What Is Your "Pressure Quotient?" 81
Box: Social Support Planning 94
Box: Contract 96
6 Improving Your Relationships 98
Self Test 6.1 Self-Disclosure Assessment 103
Self Test 6.2 Weight Management Assertiveness 111
Self Test 6.3 Conflict Management Style Survey 118
7 Overcoming Depression and Anxiety 130
Self Test 7.1 Are You Depressed? 139
8 Managing Anger and Loneliness 156
Box: Challenging Negative Thoughts 174
9 Coping with Binge Eating 178
Self Test 9.1 How's Your Body Image? 186
Self Test 9.2 What Triggers Your Binges? 193
Box: Binging Behavior Record 195
10 Overcoming Backsliding 201
Self Test 10.1 Skills Assessment 217
Box: Want To/Have To Inventory 220
Box: Want To/Have To Assessment 221
Self Test 10.2 20 Things I Love To Do 225
Self Test 10.3 What Makes You Backslide? 227
11 Reaching Out For Help 231
12 Coping With Success 248
Table 12.1 1983 Metropolitan Height & Weight Table 251
Table 12.2 Height Converted to Meters 253
Appendix A Self-Help Clearinghouses 270
Appendix B Resource Organizations 276
Index 281
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