Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living

Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living

by Tennie McCarty, Ashley Judd

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Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living by Tennie McCarty

The founder of Shades of Hope Treatment Center offers real-life solutions and a step-by-step program that teaches you how to stop the never-ending cycle of diets, binges, negative behaviors, and broken promises that come with food addiction.

Includes a Foreword by Ashley Judd

There are millions of people who bounce from one diet to another with no understanding of the link between emotional eating (compulsive overeating) and not being able to keep off the weight. Author Tennie McCarty was herself an overeater, food addict, and bulimic. Tennie believes that food addiction is a physical and mental problem with a spiritual solution. Tennie confronted her addictions to unhealthy relationships, food, work, and was finally able to find the one thing we all ultimately crave—serenity.

In her work with clients, Tennie helps them uncover why they yo-yo diet, why they compromise their health with a diseased relationship to food, why their uncontrollable need for control has left them feeling broken, and what it is about their past or present that leads them to seek comfort in the oscillating consumption and restriction of food. As Ashley Judd, a former patient says, “Because if there was hope for Tennie McCarty, there was hope for me.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101577080
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 597,589
File size: 806 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

As the Founder, CEO and co-owner of Shades of Hope Treatment Center, Tennie McCarty brings over thirty years of combined professional and personal insight to the treatment of compulsive overeating, bulimia, anorexia, and other addictive disorders. She is a licensed counselor in chemical dependency, alcohol and drug addiction, and eating disorders. She is also a Certified Addictions Specialist. In 1987, she and a partner founded Shades of Hope. Tennie speaks several times each year to professional groups throughout the country. In recovery herself and the mother of a recovering anorexic, Tennie has a unique insight into the nature of disordered eating.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Foreword Ashley Judd xiii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Admission

One Filling the Void 13

Two Facing the Problem 39

Part Two Belief

Three Breaking the Cycle 63

Four Body Image 83

Part Three Decision

Five Spiritual Problem Defined 99

Six Finding a Spiritual Solution 117

Seven Recognizing the Divine Self 131

Part Four Action

Eight Process Prep 149

Nine Processing Our Feelings 161

Part Five Results

Ten Healing Family 201

Eleven Feelings Embraced 223

Twelve Meal Plan 247

Part Six Faith

Thirteen The Road of Happy Destiny 281

Appendix 297

Acknowledgments 300

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From the Publisher

“As I read Shades of Hope, I felt as though Tennie were sitting across from me sharing her wisdom. Tennie has given a miraculous gift to us all, she has brought Shades of Hope to us. . . Shades of Hope will open your eyes, and you will start living. Start turning the pages, and begin the life you were supposed to live!” —Ruby Gettinger, author of Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained

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Shades of Hope 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tropical_breezes More than 1 year ago
If you have ever struggled with food or weight issues and given up hope that things will ever change or get better, you have to read this. This book will empower you will all the tools and skills you need. Tennie McCarty is an insightful and wonderfully funny person. What she and her family/staff do at Shades of Hope is truly life-changing. This has truly changed mine forever.
CBallentine More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book. I was floored by the raw truth, not only from the clients but from Tennie herself. The exercises are designed to compliment therapy work. A meal plan is included. The idea of treating food and the compulsion that drives us to 'bad' foods and to overeating as an addiction is an amazing idea. Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago