The Don't Sweat Guide to Weight Loss: Feeling at Peace with Your Body

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Foreword by Richard Carlson Ph.D. Everyone worries about those extra pounds. Stress actually can bring on weight gain. Whether you're just thinking about losing weight or are in the middle of a weight loss program, these simple strategies are a dieter's best friend.
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Overview

Foreword by Richard Carlson Ph.D. Everyone worries about those extra pounds. Stress actually can bring on weight gain. Whether you're just thinking about losing weight or are in the middle of a weight loss program, these simple strategies are a dieter's best friend.
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If you think that you can "stress" off pounds, think again. Stress actually puts on weight and redoubles the anxiety that helps cause poundage problems. The Don't Sweat Guide to Weight Loss counters such self-destructive tactics with 100 easy-to-enact strategies for would-be reducers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786888108
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 1/2/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Richard Carlson, Ph.D., was the author of the bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He passed away in 2006.

Biography

Richard Carlson, whose Ph.D. is in psychology, is considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress-reduction around the world. He is the author of fifteen popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff, which was named the No. 1 bestselling book in America for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing.

Dr. Carlson has become a worldwide phenomenon as well. His books appear in over 100 countries, resulting in over 40 million people worldwide reading one of the books in the Don't Sweat series. In 1997, he was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world and has been a popular guest on shows such as The View, Oprah, Today, and CNN.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northern California
    1. Education:
      San Jose State University, Pepperdine University; Ph.D., Sierra University

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
1. Understand Your Body Type 15
2. Think Cruise, Not Crash 17
3. Don't Worry About Food 19
4. Identify Depression Eating 21
5. Be an Individual 23
6. Consider the Company That You Keep 25
7. Favor Flavor Over Fat 27
8. Balance Eating with Exercise 29
9. Uncover Habits from Childhood 31
10. Know When to Eat 33
11. Make Realistic Goals 35
12. Record Your Eating Habits 37
13. Forgive Yourself 39
14. Distinguish Food from Love 41
15. Watch Food-Centered Socializing 43
16. Fashion Models Make Poor Role Models 45
17. Pay Attention to Quantity 47
18. Know the Truth About Nutrition 49
19. Account for Different Eaters at Home 51
20. Learn How to Stop Eating 53
21. Reconsider Your Heroes 55
22. Make Allowances for Special Occasions 57
23. Postpone Indulgences 59
24. Find the Art in Food 61
25. Deal with Secret Eating 63
26. Lose the Movie Star Ideal 65
27. Replace Processed Food with Whole 67
28. Take the "Diet" Out of Your Diet 69
29. Make Accommodations for Kids 71
30. Plan for Maintenance 73
31. Keep the Whole Person in View 75
32. Identify Your Eating Triggers 77
33. Replace "Good/Bad" Language 79
34. Play with Your Food 80
35. Strategize for Food at Work 82
36. Rise Above the Body Fads 84
37. Make Your Diet Well-Rounded 85
38. Know the Benefits of Your Ideal Weight Range 87
39. Redefine "Wasted" Food 89
40. Identify Past Pitfalls 91
41. Love Yourself in the Way That You Eat 93
42. Forget the Fad Foods 95
43. Use Food as Fuel 97
44. A Healthy Relationship with Your Scale 99
45. Beware the Gourmet Syndrome 101
46. Dress in Your Own Style 103
47. Understand Food and Mood 105
48. Feed Your Spirit 107
49. Rewrite Your Internal Script 109
50. Learn to Deal with Gains 111
51. Envision Change 113
52. Make Short-Term Goals 115
53. Rethink the Pantry 117
54. Avoid Boredom Eating 119
55. Learn to Say No Without Guilt 121
56. Expose the Myth of Weight Loss as Happiness 123
57. Choose Fresh over Preserved 125
58. Identify Empty Calories 127
59. Recognize the Binge Factors 129
60. Plan Rewards for Meeting Goals 131
61. Make Friends with Mirrors 133
62. Focus on Your Successes 135
63. Plan Your Snacks 137
64. Put Food on the Back Burner 139
65. Practice Graceful Ways to Say No 141
66. Redefine Sexiness 143
67. Make Variety a Priority 145
68. Know the Dangers of Excess 147
69. Be Realistic at Family Gatherings 149
70. Visualize Future Success 151
71. Focus on Your Appearance Assets 153
72. Allow Plateaus 155
73. Measure Your Servings 157
74. Uncover Food Associations 159
75. Plan Ahead for Social Situations 160
76. Be Your Own Reference Point 162
77. Remember Water 164
78. Seek a Doctor's Advice 166
79. What You're Teaching Your Children 167
80. Find Likeminded Support 169
81. Take Aging into Account 171
82. Take It Easy 173
83. Develop Positive Self-Talk 175
84. Lose Food Rewards 177
85. Take Control in Restaurants 179
86. Learn New Measures of Success 181
87. Understand the Mechanics of Hunger 183
88. Put Diets in Perspective 185
89. Beat the Nibbles in Food Preparation 186
90. Help Someone Else 188
91. Balance Appearance with Effect 190
92. Chart Your Progress 191
93. Never Finish Your Food 193
94. Develop Healthful Food Relationships 195
95. Resist Madison Avenue 197
96. Balance Appetite with Attitude 199
97. Feature Seasonal Foods in Your Diet 201
98. Know the Symptoms of Eating Disorders 203
99. Rethink the Treats in Your Kitchen 205
100. Get Over It 207
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