How Much Does Your Soul Weigh?: Diet-Free Solutions to Your Food, Weight, and Body Worries

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Harper Collins, Aug 10, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages

Dr. Dorie McCubbrey knows firsthand how difficult it can be to struggle with weight and self–image: she began dieting at age ten, and spent fifteen years battling anorexia, bulimia, and overeating. A trained therapist and author of the successful self–published Dr. Dorie's Don't Diet Book, she approaches weight problems by exploring patients߭ental attitudes toward themselves and their appearance.

In this book, she explains her theory of ⨮tuitive self–care,⟨elping readers to reconnect with themselves spiritually and emotionally as they work to free themselves from guilt, worry, and unnecessary emotional attachments to food. With its holistic approach, How Much Does Your Soul Weigh? applies to all eating and weight problems 埦rom anorexia to obesity.

By confronting underlying issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as identifying the ⦡mes⟴hey play with themselves about weight, readers can form a healthy sense of themselves and lose weight naturally. Drawing on her own inspirational success story, and case studies, anecdotes, and examples from her own thriving weight–counseling practice (she boasts a 95% success rate), Dr. Dorie sets forth the four primary personality ⠲chetypes⠗⑩gid Rachel,⠓Searching Sarah,⠓Escapist Eric,⟡nd ⁵sy Beth⠗ that experience weight problems; the difference between ⬥ntal⟡nd ⡯dy⟷eight; the ᵠSecrets of Naturally Thin People,⟡ self–assessment quiz that will tell you how much your soul weighs, and ⑥cipes⟦or success –– tips and exercises that can easily be incorporated into daily life.

 

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With the favored formula for getting and staying thin changing nearly as often as the weather, McCubbrey (Dr. Dorie's Don't Diet Book) presents a plan that puts souls before scales-and therefore, she ... Read full review

Contents

Your Journey Begins Within
1
Diet Dilemmas
7
Living the Diet Nightmare
9
The Games Dieters Play
25
Lighten Your Load by Losing the Games
43
Real Results
61
Intuitive SelfCare
63
The Seven Secrets Naturally Thin People
76
Beyond the Number on the Bathroom Scale
105
Living Free of Weight Problems
139
Soulful Strategies
165
Feed Your Hungry Soul
167
The Recipes for Success
193
Enjoy Your Journey of Freedom
243
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About the author (2004)

Dorie McCubbrey, M.S.Ed., Ph.D. -- the "Don't Diet" Doctor -- is a licensed professional counselor who combines her doctorate in bioengineering with her master's degree in counseling to help people undo the damage that restrictive weight-loss methods often cause. A member of the National Speakers Association, she provides seminars, workshops, and keynote addresses to audiences across the country. She has developed numerous learning resources, including Dr. Dorie's "Don't Diet" Book, the fitness video Healthy Weight Workouts, motivational cassettes, and workbooks. She lives near Boulder, Colorado.

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