- Paperback: 343 pages
- Publisher: Barricade Books (January 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0942637607
- ISBN-13: 978-0942637601
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #498,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art & Science of Rational Eating Paperback – January 1, 1992
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The authors only give the reader examples from their weight control therapy groups of people who try to lose weight and fail. The examples that are painted in a positive light are patients who decide that losing weight is not worth the discomfort and who learn to accept being heavy. People who try to be fit are painted as being shallow and wasting their time on a triviality.
The authors claim to know a lot about nutrition, dieting and fitness. Yet, they recommend going on extremely low calorie diets because they think seeing fast results will keep people motivated. It is believed that crash diets are responsible for the yo-yo effect they decry and contributes to raising body weight set points. The authors also minimize regular exercise as a fat loss tool, claiming it helps a little, and is good for health, but it doesn't contribute much to serious weight loss. No wonder so many of their patients give up on trying to lose fat and focus on acceptance.
For what it is worth people do lose large amounts of weight and keep that weight off for long periods of time without being uncomfortable. People interested in this should go to the web site for The National Weight Control Registry.
The book has an interesting discussion about bigotry and the bigotry against heavy people.Read more ›
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Anything by Albert Ellis is tops in my book.
Thank book can help overeaters learn how their thoughts are causing the overeating.