Kindle Price: $7.10

Save $3.90 (35%)

Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

DITCHING DIETS: How to lose weight in a way you can maintain Kindle Edition

27 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"

Length: 140 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Gillian Riley has been teaching this method since 1997. She is the author of five self-help books about smoking and overeating. Gillian lives in the East Midlands (UK) and runs her seminars in London.

Product Details

  • File Size: 370 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956105114
  • Publisher: Full Stop; 3 edition (January 16, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 16, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #259,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

First of all, just to clear up any confusion, there are two of us named Gillian Riley who have written and published books about food. The 'other one' (from my perspective) is a food historian who describes traditional recipes and foods. I am the Gillian Riley who has written about an entirely different aspect: facing the challenge of making real and lasting changes in our modern, everyday eating.

Most of my readers and clients want to lose weight - but not all. Many have got themselves into a big muddle about food: how often to eat, how much to eat, how to eat less at meals or snacks. Often they are looking for some peace of mind... and weight loss, where appropriate, is one good result among many.

Nutritional advice is not my priority. That information is widespread, is still somewhat controversial, and will tend to differ from person to person for a number of reasons. My priority is to enable you to apply the advice to eat in healthier ways - without following rigid rules and unreasonable restrictions.

I've been running seminars about all this in London, England since 1997, simultaneously studying the medical research, reading books on a range of related subjects, and, of course, learning from my clients. This has been my full time work and life for the best part of two decades, and what I offer you now comes from this experience.

I'm available to do consultations by telephone or Skype. You can reach me through my web site, where you'll also find a lot of information about my work, where you can sign up for my free monthly blog and receive an eBook on why 'Intuitive Eating' doesn't work for everyone.

I hope you find my books helpful; if so, please leave a review because that really does help others decide if this is the right book for them.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
BIG HONKING NOTE: I almost Kindled this book, thinking it was a new one by Gillian (I own WILLPOWER! and BEATING OVEREATING and EATING LESS by her). If you already own BEATING OVEREATING: The Easy Guide, which is her book with the orange cover, then you already have this. It's the same book (except may have some second edition updates, not sure, since there are some changes to the latter chapter headings).

Glad I tried it out first with Kindle Borrow, or I'd be out the moolah. Still, it's a good, simple, short book.

If you feel food has power over you, then please buy this (if you don't already own BEATING OVEREATING, or you own it and want the updated version).

Gillian puts the focus back on YOU, your choices, your power. Whatever diet plan you may follow, this would be the diet plan for your will/mind. Use it as an adjunct to your food and exercise plan. So much is in the brain. So much is habit. So much is, in many cases, thinking we cannot do it, it's beyond us, the temptation is in control. Change that. Gillian helps.

It's easy enough to look at the preview to get a sense of the tone, her writing style, and the chapter headings. Do take a look.

You can also visit Gillian's site, Eating Less dot com, and sign up for her newsletter. I did back in 2010. (Well, it's how I found out she had a new book.) I've lost 116 pounds, and part of it included learning from Gillian's books. I was a binge-eater and overeater, and I have not binged since May of 2010. I still have days I overeat, though. That's why I'm gonna go ahead and reread this. It helps. Thanks, Gillian.

I wish you well as you find your ability to choose BETTER and BEST...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Sankey on February 18, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The author comes from England and her English personality and vernacular shines through it. Her book is meant for readers who have dieted, lost the weight, gained it back only to find that their pervasive overeating habit gets in the way of their ever achieving any real lasting success. Gillian suggests that we ditch the diets and that we come to understand that every food we take into our mouthes (good, bad or healthy) is a choice that we make. We are free to eat whatever it is that we like and when we are about to eat compulsively, we are still in charge of whatever it is we put into our mouthes. We need to own that truth. She teaches us how to apply awareness to the eating and overeating sessions that we engage in and course correct by setting up specific times to eat and to plan right before we go to eat what it is that we intend to eat, how much we are going to eat, etc. Through witnessing and allowing ourselves to feel the discomfort that comes along with not fulfilling the compulsive desire to eat outside of planned meal times and outside of the food we have planned to eat, we can begin to eat less and discover one day that we've lost weight and feel so much better in every other way through enhanced self esteem to increased greater health and well being.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a compulsive overeater, who has been on diets, lost the weight and gained it back and is ready to deal with their overeating problem head on once and for all. This is the abridged version of her earlier book entitled: Eating Less - Say Goodbye to Overeating by Gillian Riley. Enjoy them both.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AU on March 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is amazing. About two years ago I became very restrictive with my diet, and then began to binge and overexercise. After that, I stopped being restrictive and overexercising but I still binged. With a lot of hard work, I managed to tone my bingeing down but I still overate. I've never been overweight but I wasn't happy with my weight after gaining almost 20 pounds. This is the book that made the difference for me (and I've lost five pounds since I read it a few weeks ago).

I won't summarize the book here, but let me tell you that this has been the biggest help to change the way I think about eating. After reading all sorts of weight loss books, blogs, podcasts, forums and magazine articles-- I've realized that overeating is a mental problem for me. It's not about self-control or what foods or how much of them I eat or don't eat, or what exercise programs I'm doing or if I tally up calories, ...! A central theme of the book is that you should find reasons other than weight to decide wether or not you will eat something, how much to eat, and when. I'd heard this advice before, but the way Gillian Riley writes, everything suddenly becomes clear and makes perfect sense.

You have to apply what you've learned and WORK at it. You have to make an effort, or nothing will become of it and you'll never feel beter. It's not a magic pill, though this is as good as it gets!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By clean living on March 22, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I read a comment by the author in response to a blog & found it so refreshing & interesting that I had to find out who the person was. Found out she wrote this book & ordered it right away. Very short book & easy to read. I had to force myself to read it slowly to let it sink in. 75% of the material strongly resonates with me & 100% make sense.
I have been incorporating the ideas slowly & re-read the book here & there as I need to.
For the price & the time it takes to read this, I'd say try it! Not much to lose except may be a few pounds. I don't need to lose much weight, but have been in this vicious worrying cycle about what, when, how much to eat FOREVER. Really sick of it & love the freedom the concepts in this book offer. It's not a magic fix, but surely better than anything I've read (and I read alot on diet/exercise/health) Her website & emails are loaded with good info too.
Thanks Gillian!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in