When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession

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"Will empower all women to stop believing that our bodies are the problems, dieting the solution."

—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Author of The Dance of Anger

In this revolutionary new book, bestselling authors Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann explore the myriad reasons why women cling to diets despite overwhelming evidence that diets don't work. In fact, diets turn us into compulsive eaters who are obsessed with food and weight.

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Overview

"Will empower all women to stop believing that our bodies are the problems, dieting the solution."

—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Author of The Dance of Anger

In this revolutionary new book, bestselling authors Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann explore the myriad reasons why women cling to diets despite overwhelming evidence that diets don't work. In fact, diets turn us into compulsive eaters who are obsessed with food and weight.

Munter and Hirschmann call this syndrome "Bad Body Fever" and demonstrate how "bad body thoughts" are clues to our emotional lives. They explore the difficulties women encounter replacing dieting with demand feeding. And finally, they teach us how to think about our problems rather than eat about them—so that food can resume its proper place in our lives.

"Many women will find in these pages exactly what they need: determined, optimistic, and resourceful coaches, pausing at the right moments to acknowledge the difficulty of change, then passionately urging them to press on."

—Susan C. Wooley, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Codirector, Eating Disorders Center

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449910580
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 720,573
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    THIS BOOK IS A DISERVICE TO ALL OVER WEIGHT WOMEN!

    I have been overweight for most of my life; I have also studied and worked in the field of eating disorders for over a decade. I threw this book in the trash after I read it and even that did not make me feel better about the nonsense written in this book. I found the advice in this book to be nothing less than unconscionable! I could not believe what I was reading! I am shocked and appalled that the authors would actually tell readers that ALL food is equal whether it¿s a candy bar or a serving of vegetables! The authors advocate buying (or shall I say ¿hording¿) candy, cookies and ice cream, in preposterous amounts, based on the theory that if you have unlimited supply, you wont want it as much. This idea is not only ridiculous, but its misleading and certainly not the pathway to better health. The fact of truth is that we live in a country that has an astronomical obesity rate and its JUST NOT HEALTHY! I agree whole heartedly that women should NOT try to fit themselves into a particular mold based on the media¿s mandates. However, I don¿t think it¿s a healthy idea to ¿accept¿ oneself at their current weight if it poses a risk to your life! It¿s a ludicrous concept to think that all the obese people in the world should accept themselves at their current weight and fill their cabinets with cookies, cakes and ice cream, this concept will surely retard the progress of medical information our country has made regarding obesity! Our country is facing an epidemic with obesity. Telling women to abandon any efforts to lose weight and become healthy is a crime, self control is a good thing and it is what separates us from the animals! I believe in the concept of being your own loving, internal caregiver, but my belief is that a person¿s body is their ¿temple¿, if you truly want to become a personal caretaker for your mind and body, then you need not read books that encourage you to fill your precious body with garbage and processed foods that will kill you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2002

    Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

    An excellent book for those who simply can't diet anymore. Weight loss is possible with this program but by the time you get to your natural weight you won't care anymore. You;ll already be living as though you were perfectly beautiful. This book makes a lot of sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    Re-train your train of thought

    I didn't buy this because it was a diet book -- I bought it because I wanted to understand why I was unhappy with my body even though I'm at a healthy weight. This book gave me insight into how my emotion-fueled thoughts were being translated into body hatred, which is condoned by our society. I cringe now whenever I hear a woman criticize her body. You too can learn to approach food and clothing sizes with an entirely new perspective, and catch those negative thoughts before they become twisted into self-loathing.

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