The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness

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Most people say that when they lose weight and look better, they'll like themselves more. Jean Fain suggests that we've got it all backward. "When you start loving who you are, weight loss naturally follows." With The Self-Compassion Diet, Fain offers a unique approach to dieting that combines the best of four proven methods-self-love, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and group support. Using simple tools including short quizzes, breathing exercises, mindful-eating practices, and compassion-enhancing visualizations, ...
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Overview

Most people say that when they lose weight and look better, they'll like themselves more. Jean Fain suggests that we've got it all backward. "When you start loving who you are, weight loss naturally follows." With The Self-Compassion Diet, Fain offers a unique approach to dieting that combines the best of four proven methods-self-love, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and group support. Using simple tools including short quizzes, breathing exercises, mindful-eating practices, and compassion-enhancing visualizations, you will begin to view yourself and your eating with kinder eyes, and naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. Book jacket.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604070750
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 433,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Fain is a licensed psychotherapist and teaching associate in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. In her Concord, Massachusetts private practice, she uses hypnosis and mindfulness to treat eating issues. Her articles have appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Shape, and more. She has dedicated her work to helping others keep physically, emotionally, and mentally fit
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Table of Contents

Preface: The Impatient Dieter xiii

Introduction: Planning Your Journey 1

Part I Self-Compassion: The Power of Loving-Kindness

1 The Kinder, Gentler Therapist 11

2 Loving-Kindness Suggestions for Cultivating Compassion 29

Part II Hypnosis: The Power of Positive Suggestion

3 The Enchanting Hypnotherapist 53

4 Winning Weight-Loss Suggestions for Staying Slim 73

Part III Mindfulness: The Power of Conscious Awareness

5 The Curious Meditator 103

6 Mindful-Eating Suggestions for Savoring Each Bite 129

Part IV Social Support: The Power of Compassionate Community

7 The Successful Weight-Loss Buddy 159

8 Community-Building Suggestions for Seeking Support 187

Part V Continuing Education: The Power of Personal Persistence

9 Ultimate Suggestions for Filling Your Toolbox 215

Afterword: The Compassionate Guide 225

Acknowledgments 229

Notes 233

Further Reading and Resources 245

About the Author 257

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