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This title presents 60 lessons in eating, acceptance and self-care. You've tried every diet in the book. You've lost weight and then gained it back again (98 per cent of all dieters will), and you've been through this cycle more than once. You're a diet survivor. Therapists, Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel have shown hundreds of women how to step off the destructive diet bandwagon and regain their self-esteem, positive body image and a happy, healthy life. These 100 lessons will show you how to: legalize all foods so you won't be tormented by cravings and deprivation; recognize your body's real hunger signs so you'll be satisfied at every meal; eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full; recognize when you're using food to comfort or reward or punish yourself; and become happy, healthy and calm around food.
Judith Matz, LCSW, and Ellen Frankel, LCSW, are clinical social workers and sisters who grew up in the Chicago area. In 2004 they published Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating. Judith is the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc., an organization dedicated to ending the preoccupation with food and weight. She has worked in the area of eating problems since 1986 and is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences on the topics of compulsive eating and body image. She has a private practice in Skokie, Illinois. Ellen has worked in the field of eating disorders sice 1987 in both outpatient and residential settings. Her book Beyond Measure: A Memoir about Short Stature and Inner Growth will be published in 2006. In additon to writing full time, she speaks at conferences and serves as a consultant. Ellen lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. You can visit their website at www.dietsurvivors.com.