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When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies Hardcover – February 21, 1995


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The authors of Overcoming Overeating (1988) consider women's eating disorders and distorted self-images. They promote a combination of behavior and thought modification to get at not only eating patterns that contribute to weight problems but also the thought processes that lock women into those patterns in the first place. Their book is in three parts. "Reclaiming Your Appetite" reiterates the message of Overcoming Overeating--stop dieting and start "demand feeding" or becoming attuned to the body's natural signals of hunger and fullness. "Reclaiming Your Body" explores "bad body fever"--those interior voices that say, for instance, "I hate my fat thighs" when looking in a mirror. "Reclaiming Yourself" helps women think about their bodies and emotions realistically and compassionately. It would be shortsighted to consider this merely a self-help tome. It is that, of course, especially for overweight women, but it is more, because it treats women and weight so complexly, recognizing the societal pressures and internal demands placed on women's bodies and thereby offering something for every woman, overweight or not. Mary Ellen Sullivan

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What do you think would happen if women stopped hating their bodies? We would . . . .
* Learn to eat when, what, and how much our bodies need.
* Overcome our fear of not dieting.
* Look in the mirror and like what we see.
* Decode our fat talk to reveal our real concerns.
* Stop trying to measure up to society's ridiculous and impossible standards of female beauty.
* Learn to accept ourselves -- our bodies as well as our feelings -- unconditionally.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 363 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett; 1 edition (February 21, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449906809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449906804
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,396,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JANE R. HIRSCHMANN, C.S.W., is a psychotherapist who for the past 36 years has specialized in the treatment of children and adults with compulsive eating problems. She co-authored OVERCOMING OVEREATING and WHEN WOMEN STOP HATING THEIR BODIES with Carol H. Munter. Formerly, she was on the Faculty of the New School for Social Research. Currently she is Co-director of the National Center for Overcoming Overeating. She has trained professionals concerned with the treatment of eating problems, lectured, toured extensively and appeared on national television and radio discussing her approach to this nation's eating dilemma. She lives in New York City and has raised three daughters with this method.

For more information, please visit the Overcoming Overeating web site at: overcomingovereating.com

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Was helpful and had lots of good information. What I learned from this book and the countless others I've read------there really isn't anything wrong with us, we are all perfect the way we are. The sooner we realize this, the less money we will have to waste on books like these trying to convince us something IS wrong with us. We read these books trying to find that one quick answer to loving ourselves--there is a quick answer, it's self acceptance. We are fine the way we are, skinny, short, tall, overweight, tan or pale. We are perfect the way we are---stop wasting your hard earned $$$$ on the crap they write to convince us we are anything less than exactly what we are supposed to be--- Beautiful!!
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