Staying Sane when You're Dieting: True Stories and Practical Advice for How to Resist Temptation, Curb Consumption, and Avoid Middle of the Night Meals

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Have you ever told yourself that bingeing after 10 p.m. doesn't really count? You're not alone. Good intentions and logic fly out the window when you're hungry. Now, from the front lines of dieting hell, here are true stories to get you over dieting hurdles large and small. Funny, encouraging, and motivating, this book satisfies the dieter's appetite for distraction until they've reached their weight goal. Misery loves company and sometimes the only advice we'll take is from someone who has already stood in our ...

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Overview

Have you ever told yourself that bingeing after 10 p.m. doesn't really count? You're not alone. Good intentions and logic fly out the window when you're hungry. Now, from the front lines of dieting hell, here are true stories to get you over dieting hurdles large and small. Funny, encouraging, and motivating, this book satisfies the dieter's appetite for distraction until they've reached their weight goal. Misery loves company and sometimes the only advice we'll take is from someone who has already stood in our shoes. Whether it is about giving up smoking, trying to lose weight, or having in-laws move in for a month, the Staying Sane series provides readers with just this kind of been-there, done-that commiseration. Each Staying Sane volume is filled with sometimes humorous (laughter is the best medicine, after all!), sometimes inspiring but always sanity-saving success stories of how other people have overcome obstacles or have risen above the situations in question. Practical tips and coping strategies lighten the reader's load throughout. Bibliotherapy of the first order, the Staying Sane guides will support beleaguered readers as they strive to persevere through the duration of their particular challenge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738210353
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2005
  • Series: Staying Sane Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.15 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Brodowsky is the founder of the literary agency International Literary Arts and author of two reference books. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children. Evelyn Fazio is an award-winning publisher and literary agent. She lives in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

About the Staying Sane Series xiii
About Staying Sane When You're Dieting xvii
1 When You Have Diet Temptations, Downfalls, and Disasters 1
Fat Tuesday 5
Other People's Dinners 13
Hershey: Or Dieting Isn't Sane 19
2 When You're on a Brand-Name Diet 25
My Date with Jenny Craig 28
Doing Atkins the Feldman Way 36
Watch Out for Weight Watchers 42
3 When You Cheat on Your Diet 47
A Good Diet Gone Bad 51
Confessions of a Fat Teenager 56
Diary of a Cheater 59
4 When You Design Your Own Diet 63
The Half and Double Diet 66
Scone-Free Sanity 69
The Potato-Chip Diet 74
The Snapping Diet 79
The No-Diet Diet 84
5 When You're Dieting and Dating 87
Dieting with Mr. Wrong 90
My Date with a Dieter 97
Looking for Mr. Goodybar 104
6 When You're Dieting with a Partner 109
Spring Cleaning 112
Dieting with Grace 119
Jack the Dieter 124
My Challenge Diet 127
7 When You're Diet Challenged 133
I Was a Sleep Eater 137
Dieting for Couch Potatoes 141
All or Nothing 146
There Really Is Such a Thing as Too Thin 154
A Work in Process 160
8 When Your Diet Drives Everyone Else Crazy 167
Dieting's for the Dogs 171
He Said, She Said 176
The Dieting Vegetarians 179
9 When You Have Dieting Helpers 183
Next Window, Please 187
Body Inventory 190
10 When Your Diet Is Frustrating You 193
The Joys of Dieting 197
Maybe 200
Secret Diets 203
Dieting Deprivation 207
The War Within 210
Resources 213
Acknowledgments 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    A Great Treat

    Dieting has got to be one of the most stressful times one has to endure. This collection of sassy, funny and true to life stories, complete with practical advice is well worth the price of admission. Not only will you get some great chuckles but you will find out how so many other dieters have overcome their own obstacles and reached their goal weight. Kudos to Brodowsky & Fazio for this great book.

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