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“Beyond Dieting: Psychoeducational interventions for chronically obese women: A nondieting approach.”, Ciliska, Donna
Chapters present an evaluation on the Beyond Dieting program (purpose, analyses, comparisons, and variables of outcome) and a discussion of the characteristics of the sample study. The overall effects of this “non-diet” intervention and implications of the findings provide a perspectiv . . .
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“Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out--and Never Say Diet Again”, Scritchfield, Rebecca
This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includ . . .
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“Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes”, May, Michelle & Fletcher, Megrette
A non-restrictive, mindful approach to living vibrantly with diabetes. This four-part book helps readers think, nourish, care, and live with diabetes—without restriction or guilt—to discover optimal health and live the vibrant life they crave. New Harbinger Publications (2012) . . .
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“Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle”, May, Michelle
Click  for a free download of the first chapter of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. Click to purchase the book. . . .
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“If Not Dieting, Then What?”, Kausman, Rick
This straightforward, no-nonsense guide addresses the evidence that weight-loss treatments may worsen rather than improve long-term physical and psychological health. The solution of an attitude change that calls for a more positive view of food that is not characterized by the "no pain, no gain" . . .
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“Intuitive Eating”, Tribole, Evelyn & Resch, Elyse
Written by two prominent nutritionists, Intuitive Eating has become a go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. St. Martin's Griffin; 3 edition (2012)   Purchase book . . .
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“Losing it: false hopes and fat profits in the diet industry.”, Fraser, Laura
Fraser presents a well-written, engaging book that is an expose of the dieting industry.  She uses humor, skepticism, and insight and questions the wisdom of “traditional thoughts about dieting”. Plume (1998)     Purchase book . . .
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“Overcoming Overeating”, Hirschmann, Jane R. & Munter, Carol H.
Diet/binge. Good food/bad food. Punishment/reward. These are the compulsive eater's nightmares, a longtime pattern of recrimination and guilt that ultimately leads to more overeating and more weight gain. Now, for the first time, here is a proven, step-by-step plan that doesn't control you . . .
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“Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss---and the Myths and Realities of Dieting ”, Kolata, Gina
An eye-opening book that questions all our received wisdom about why we get fat and the health hazards of extra pounds. In chapters equally entertaining and dismaying, Kolata traces the history of dieting fads back to the 19th century; discusses our changing ideas about the ideal body (thinne . . .
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“Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: Orchestrating and Enjoying the Family Meal ”, Satter, Ellyn
This new book by Ellyn Satter breaks the spell of negativity and fear that permeates our eating. Ellyn Satter empowers and inspires us to love - and cook - our favorite foods and teach our children to do the same. Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family helps us past the barriers to getting a meal on . . .
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“The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care ”, Matz, Judith & Frankel, Ellen
If you want to live fully and freely in your own skin, this healing, compassionate guide will reaffirm that you haven't failed diets; diets have failed you. Each of the 60 lessons teaches how to experience a positive, satisfying relationship with food, the body, and ultimately one's self. . . .
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“The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food”, Tribole, Evelyn & Resch, Elyse
Do you use food to comfort yourself during stressful times? The Intuitive Eating Workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and bo . . .
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“The Non-Diet Approach for Dietitians: A How-To Guide for Applying the Non-Diet Approach to Individual Dietetic Counselling”, Willer, Fiona
This book describes the non-diet approach model of weight neutral lifestyle counselling and is written specifically for dietitians who work with people with weight concern. It includes instruction on the application of the framework as well as assessment tools and worksheets for use with clients. . . .
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“The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors”, Adams, Louise & Willer, Fiona
The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors is a how-to guide for applying the non-diet approach in therapeutic counseling settings. (2014)   Purchase book . . .
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“When Women Stop Hating their Bodies”, Hirschmann, Jane R. & Munter, Carol H.
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. They explore the difficulties women encounter replacing dieting with demand feeding. And finally, they t . . .
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