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Paperback The Diet Survivor's Handbook Book

ISBN: 140221250X

ISBN13: 9781402212505

The Diet Survivor's Handbook

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"Sensational advice for anyone who's ever been on a diet. Practical, inspirational and easy to use. Free yourself from food and weight issues forever!" -Dr. Linda Bacon, University of California?Davis If you're one of the nearly 116 million Americans trying to lose weight, only to find out that every diet you've tried has failed you, you are a diet survivor. You can step off the destructive diet bandwagon and reclaim your self-esteem, positive body...

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Perfect for those learning to eat intuitively

This book is a wonderful guide for people who are trying to learn to trust their bodies again. The journey towards becoming an attuned or intuitive eater can be hard, especially for anyone battling back from an eating disorder. This book gives you easy lessons, in short, easy to digest chapters. Its also a small book... perfect for slipping into a purse or backpack. That may seem like a silly comment, but I love it because it means I can take the book with me anywhere, for when I need some extra support.


This book is the best approach to learning WHY you feel the way you do about dieting, body image and food and to turning around the negative feelings to help you become healthy again. The individual lessons can be done in any order once you've read it through - very helpful if you have a particular issue come up. I've used it over and over again to help me on my journey away from compulsive and binge eating. Judith and Ellen encourage taking small steps, one thing at a time and focusing on health and self-care - a completely different viewpoint than I've ever used and it has changed my life. I'm relaxed around food, wear clothes that fit me NOW and have opened new areas in my life because I'm not obsessing about food, points, weights, portions, etc. I've rediscovered the joy of movement for how good it feels instead of only working for results - and so I move more often than I ever have. I now know I am a diet survivor, and this is the the book that started the change in my life.....I highly recommend it.

Oprah should read this book and share it with the world!!!

I am a text book case of the yo-yo dieter that Judith & Ellen describe in their book. For a few years in a row I would gear-up, diet, lose about 10 pounds, get antsy after about 3-4 months, binge, then gain back the 10 and then some. I had the opportunity to attend a presentation the authors gave about the book at a local book store. I was intrigued by the idea that you could avoid having to restrict yourself , track points, calories etc., and simply get in-tune with your own physical comfort as it relates to food and eating. I made some subtle modifications to the way I eat. I never feel stuffed anymore after a meal, and literally felt light enough to start an exercise regimen which resulted in further weight loss. (The down side is that I've had to replace much of my wardrobe - from size 12 to around jr. size 9) This book turns the whole idea of dieting on its head. I hope Oprah sniffs it out so she can share it with the world. Read it! Andra Kossy Skokie, Illinois

Finally a practical guide that makes sense!

This is a very user-friendly book that can be read again and again. The simple to understand lessons, wonderful activities to help apply the information, and insightful quotes guided me to a higher level of understanding of my own body/weight issues. With this handbook, I am excitedly changing my focus from the diet-binge cycle to understanding, acceptance and better care of myself. Thank you Ms. Matz and Ms. Frankel!

This book is a must read!

A great read! This book is the answer to the countless diets that I have tried. The authors present a nurturing, compassionate compelling answer to years of an unhealthy relationship with food and my body. The quotes along the way both inspired me and made me laugh. This is the type of book that I will turn to again and again for support and guidance. After reading this book I am proud to call myself a diet survivor!
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