The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist

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Stop fighting with your body and lose weight joyfully with this enlightening book about self-esteem and body image.

When it comes to body image and dieting, millions of women want the same thing—to lose weight. Yet somewhere along the path to that goal, women begin to equate happiness with the size of their waistline, and then an innocent plan turns into the Holy Grail . . . The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist.

Now, Deborah Low, a ...

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Overview

Stop fighting with your body and lose weight joyfully with this enlightening book about self-esteem and body image.

When it comes to body image and dieting, millions of women want the same thing—to lose weight. Yet somewhere along the path to that goal, women begin to equate happiness with the size of their waistline, and then an innocent plan turns into the Holy Grail . . . The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist.

Now, Deborah Low, a certified weight loss consultant, helps women navigate through the maze of restrictive diets and their punishing beliefs, and to focus on self-awareness. By focusing on the larger picture—of living well and fully—the emotional battle with food ends and the greater desires of happiness and health can be realized, including weight loss. Complete with health information, physical exercises, and workbook space to record your goals and achievements, The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist will help you both lose weight and gain health and happiness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786888887
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/2/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 582,677
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Low is an ACE-certified Weight Management and Lifestyle Consultant who holds a degree in psychology from the University of Victoria, B.C. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than fourteen years, including work with Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center for Well Being. Visit www.deborahlow.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: In Search of the Grail xiii
Chapter 1 I Am a House--My Own Quest 1
Where Did My Healing Begin? 5
Chapter 2 Accepting the Challenge 8
Are You a Member of The Diet Club? 8
Chapter 3 Challenging Your Beliefs--Renata's Story 17
How Do You Choose to Focus Your Energy? 22
Shifting Focus to See the Whole Picture 25
Remembering "Who You Are" Is the Most Important Weight-Loss Exercise You Will Do 27
Chapter 4 Getting Back to You 30
Writing Your Story 30
Leaving the Past Where It Belongs 32
Moving Forward Fearlessly 38
To Lose or Not to Lose ... 42
Chapter 5 The Ego Threat--Our Greatest Obstacle 44
Conceptualizing Ourselves in a New Light 49
Chapter 6 The Ultimate Motivation 52
Chapter 7 Soul Food--for a Whole Life 63
Chapter 8 The Natural Truth--Eating for Health and Weight Loss 70
We Are Living in Weight-Challenged Times 72
An Integrative Approach to Eating 77
Eating, Enjoying, and Losing 79
Six Guidelines for Empowered Eating 81
How Do We Stop Food Cravings? 92
Finding Your Ideal Weight 97
Chapter 9 The Real Gifts of Exercise--Exercising Your Right to Enjoyment 101
Making Exercise Pleasurable 104
Creating SMART Goals 108
Measuring Your Fitness Success Beyond the Scale 110
Chapter 10 Conscious Living 113
From Reacting to Acting--Taking the First Step 114
Expanding Overall Consciousness 118
Empowering Health Affirmation 133
Chapter 11 Creating a Masterpiece--One Ingredient at a Time 134
Putting It All Together 136
Just for Today 141
Appendix 143
Exercises 143
Daily Quotes for Inspired Living 163
Resources--Web Sites and Organizations 169
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