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Martha Beck, the woman Psychology Today calls "the best-known life coach in America" shatters the myth that willpower is an effective weight-loss tool and introduces a revolutionary approach to lifetime leanness based on a series of "4-day wins" that work with any weight-loss program.
This paperback edition of Four-Day Win: End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner Peace includes a workbook where readers can complete the book's many exercises, making it even easier to follow the program!
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About the Author
MARTHA BECK, PHD, is a life coach and monthly columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of the bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live and the memoir Expecting Adam.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments xi
Why Are You So Damn Fat? 1
4 Days at a Time 9
How to Be Skinnier in 4 Days: Changing Your Body, Now 20
The Transtheoretical Model and the Piggly Wiggly Problem 24
The Polar Bear Effect: Why Resistance Is Futile 33
This Is Your Brain on Diets: The Fattening Way to Lose Weight 40
The Body Whisperer: Getting Your Subconscious Mind on Your Side 48
The Creature and the Computer 56
Thinking about Thinking about It 65
The Most Important Weight-Loss Skill in the History of the Universe 75
Learn to Return to the Place of Thinner Peace 82
How to Stop Eating When You Can't Stop Eating 90
Make Love, Not War: Living in the Place of Peace 97
How Not to Be a Big Fat Liar 104
Not Always So: From Fathead to Open Mind 112
Beware the Permanently Helpless Dalmatian Reptile 119
Researching Your Life: Your Weight Lifeline 128
Fat Rat Park: Identifying Your Natural Environment 145
The Three B's: Building Your Own Rat Park 155
Fat Is a Social Disease: Getting Support for Your New Life 162
Eat Whatever the Hell You Want: Preparing to Eat Less 170
Bury a Bunch of Bones: Developing Abundance Brain 185
Trash the Treasure, Don't Treasure the Trash 193
Flavors for Flouting Famine Brain: Weirdly Compelling New Diet Research 200
What's My Motivation?: Making Moving Easier 207
You're Getting Verrrry Sleeeepyyy...: Avoiding Burnout 216
You Need New Moves: Preparing to Move More 225
Packing Your Parachute: Preparation Checklist 235
Creating Your Daymap: The Second Most Important Weight-Loss Skill in the History of the Universe 243
"Move More" Daymap Adjustment: Edging into Exercise 250
"Eating" Daymap Adjustment: Feeding Your Soul 258
I Will Fight No More (and Eat a Bit Less) Forever: Actually Losing Weight 265
Trim-Tabbing Along the Middle Way: Staying Thin No Matter What 279
Getting Back on the Horse: Relapse and Recovery 291
Determination Yields De-Termination: Celebrating Freedom 301
The 4-Day Win Jump-Start Weight-Loss Program 309