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The Thin You Within You

Winning the Weight Game with Self-Esteem

St. Martin's Press

Diets don't work. The pounds may slide off, but for too many dieters, once the food scales and calorie counters have been put away, the weight returns. Dr. Abraham Twerski, a specialist in addictive behavior, shows that it is not lack of willpower that leads to overeating but an absence of self-esteem. To develop healthy eating habits, a person must first develop a strong sense of self.
With his characteristic upbeat style, Dr. Twerski explains:

-The seemingly illogical compulsion of overeating and its connection to low self-esteem
-The origins and evolutions of low self-esteem and how to identify common problems of a negative self-image
-How to rely on yourself, instead of food, in times of stress, anger, and fear
-How to deal with friends and family members who may contribute to and unhealthy self-image and eating habits
-How to find the courage to change the life-long habits and where to get outside help in the form of therapy and support groups

With Dr. Twerski's straightforward and honest approach, losing weight is redefined as gaining a sense of self and banishing diets forever.

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The Thin You Within You
Part OneUnderstanding OvereatingChapter OneWhy Do We Let People Insult Our Intelligence?Every month, without fail, someone advertises a miracle diet guaranteed to reduce your weight quickly and dramatically and, as an added bonus, without starving yourself.Let's think for a moment. If any of these phenomenal diets really worked, why would there constantly be a need for new and different ones? Why not just stick with the one that works? You might argue that people don't know which one is really effective, and that might be a valid argument--if the notion of dieting was
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Abraham J. Twerski M.D., is a psychiatrist, ordained rabbi, and founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including When Do the Good Things Start?, Waking Up Just in Time, and "That's not a Fault. . .It's a Character Trait." He lives in Pennsylvania.   
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Winning the Weight Game with Self-Esteem

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