In this book, Annie Stern writes with compassion and great insight to isolate the four big obstacles and the five secrets that change the perspective of weight loss and the diet industry. The goal is to create permanent changes between the relationship we have with food and with our body.
This book provides a road map to illustrate why restrictive diets followed by guilt-ridden binges, overeating, and body hatred show up in our life as a constant weight struggle. Have you tried every new diet or weight-loss plan and chronic exercising but you're still gaining back the pounds you lost within a few months? Perhaps this frustration sends you in search of still another plan, which ends in the spinning wheel of compulsion to dieting for years to come. In that case, this book is for you. Our degree of readiness is the key to paying attention to what's behind the symptoms as we seek the solutions for how to stop fighting food, fighting with our fridge, or fighting with our body-but mainly with ourselves. Only then we will find real joy with our bodies again.