Thrive at Any Weight: Eating to Nourish Body, Soul, and Self-Esteem, 1st Edition

  • Nancy Ellis-Ordway
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  • ISBN-10: 1440870241
  • ISBN-13: 9781440870248
  • DDC: 394.12
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Widespread publicity about the war on obesity has led to pervasive anxiety, distress, and shame about eating, says the psychotherapist author of this title. Nourishing our bodies should be a source of pleasure and delight, not fear and anguish. Instead of feeling at home in their bodies, many people feel at war with them because of weight stigma and the unrelenting pursuit of thinness in America. It doesn't have to be this way. This book offers a detailed approach for change, with a focus on the message we give ourselves when we eat, exercise, and interact with other people. This process incorporates operating from an internal locus of control as a way to improve self-esteem. As opposed to the rules and restrictions of a diet mentality, clients focus on building self-esteem and growing a desire for self-care. Clients develop an ability to "listen to their own bodies" for guidance to eat for physical and mental health, which leads to better self-esteem and better health.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Where Are We, and How Did We Get Here?.
2: The Science of Weight and Health.
3: Finding Peace.
4: Eating 2.0: Upgrading Your Relationship with Food.
5: Healing the Self-Hate Injuries, Reclaiming Body Joy.
6: Dealing with the World: Weight Stigma, Part 1.
7: Social Justice: Weight Stigma, Part 2.
8: Going to the Doctor (and Other Adventures in Medical Care).
9: But What about the Children?.
10: What Now?.
11: Final Thoughts.
About the Author.