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The Archetype Diet: Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body

The Archetype Diet: Reclaim Your Self-Worth and Change the Shape of Your Body


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Discover your unique female archetype to combat emotional eating, lose weight, and become your happiest, healthiest you.

In working with thousands of women who wanted to lose weight and change the shape of their bodies, leading nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner Dana James observed a striking trend: no matter how diligent they were in sticking to their diet and exercise plans, old behavioral patterns and self-doubt sabotaged their efforts. In The Archetype Diet, James helps readers escape the seemingly endless psychological tug-of-war that is hampering their ability to care for themselves and explains which hormones cause you to store body fat on your belly, thighs and hips, and what to eat to change it. A revolutionary, holistic approach to weight loss, this book guides in readers in discovering which of four archetypes they embody:  

· The Nurturer is always there to care for others. She is kind and compassionate, but this can come at the expense of her own self-care.
· The Wonder Woman bases her self-worth on her accomplishments. She is ambitious and driven, but her work often takes precendent over her diet.
· The Femme Fatale is sensual, strong, and alluring but can become obsessed with her looks to the point that she develops an unhealthy relationship with food.
· The Ethereal is spiritual and intuitive, but highly sensitive to her environment so she tends to eat to numb her reactions to the world.
By becoming attuned to your archetype, James shows how you can alter your diet to help feed your unique body chemistry while simultaneously examining how your sense of self-worth shapes your behaviors—including what you eat—in ways that may be working against your goals. Offering recipes, a ten-day meal plan, and a step-by-step psychological intervention, The Archetype Diet will put you on the path to becoming leaner, stronger, and more attuned to your feminine fire and energy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735213760
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 714,654
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN, received her Masters of Science in Medical Nutrition from Columbia University. She is a board certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and cognitive behavioral therapist. She specializes in weight loss, woman's hormonal health, mood disorders and destigmatizing shame from childhood experiences. She is a trusted nutrition and self-worth expert for media outlets like The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Harper's Baazar, and MindBodyGreen. She divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Hyman, MD ix

Introduction How Your Mind Shapes Your Body xiii

Part I Identify Your Archetype

Chapter l Which Archetype Are You? 3

Chapter 2 The Nurturer 14

Chapter 3 The Wonder Woman 34

Chapter 4 The Femme Fatale 56

Chapter 5 The Ethereal 76

Part II Feed Your Body Without Fear

Chapter 6 Food Fundamentals 97

Chapter 7 Eat Your Vegetables 107

Chapter 8 The Protein Paradox 118

Chapter 9 Fat Fears and Fetishes 129

Chapter 10 The Carbohydrate Question 135

Chapter 11 The Seduction of Sugar 143

Chapter 12 Permission for Pleasure 151

Chapter 13 Archetype Meal Plans 155

Chapter 14 Recipes 164

Part III The Six Rs To Heal Your Mind

Chapter 15 Restore Your Brain 237

Chapter 16 Recognize Your Core Memories 248

Chapter 17 Reinterpret Your Past 257

Chapter 18 Release Your Emotions 264

Chapter 19 Rewire Your Brain 271

Chapter 20 Revive Your Sense of Self 278

Appendix A Food Types 286

Appendix B Kundalini Kriyas for Each Archetype 290

Appendix C Resources 294

Acknowledgments 298

Notes 300

Index 305

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