The Self-Compassion Diet

A Step-By-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness

By Jean Fain; Jean Fain
(Sounds True, Paperback, 9781604070750, 255pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With "The Self-Compassion Diet, " this Harvard Medical School affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, "The Self Compassion Diet" is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body s signals that it s nourished Gradual change a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best your compassionate inner advisor Most dieters try to kill cravings and break habits with self-discipline, teaches Fain. Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food. "The Self Compassion Diet" book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat."

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