Wendy Higdon is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and her experience and deeper understanding of human behavior in helping others shines through on each page of her book. This book offers its readers a new and motivating perspective of aiding change by changing our mindset with cognitive techniques.
I am one of those who have struggled with turning to food to self-medicate when the stresses of life become overwhelming, and then the consequential struggle with a weight problem. In the chapter, "My Pain Points" and "How Do They Affect My Self Concept," I resonated most with the effects of forgiveness/self-forgiveness. This book gives us a perspective for hope and the knowledge that change is possible. A very practical guide to permanent weight loss. ~Kath Jones, Clinical Mental Health Nurse, best-selling author of Aftershock Bounce Back
As someone who struggles with weight and the beliefs that accompany being heavy in this culture, Change Your Mind, Change Your Body helped me identify patterns in the way I eat and think about food. The advice makes sense and is very practical. There are so many important tips here that I will remind myself of on a regular basis, tips like "one day of overeating won't make you fat" and "you can have success, one small step at a time." This is a very comprehensive look at the problem of obesity and weight loss. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their relationship with food and with themselves. ~Davina Chessid, best-selling author of Food Crazy Mind
Quoted review by a former Canadian dietitian:
This book is impressive. I might even call it a definitive text on the causes and effects of obesity. It is also a complete information file of the psychological and emotional factors involved in becoming overweight and of struggling with the results. It also offers practical guidelines to make the changes you desire, with the guidance of a capable professional. ~Judith Pratt-Jefferies, author of Permission Granted
Change Your Mind, Change Your Body is a useful tool for all those who are looking to reduce their weight. The author shares her personal struggles with weight issues and also guides readers through the difficult task of keeping it off by changing our attitudes toward what we are eating. The book is not the usual guide about how to lose weight, but it challenges the thought process that helps in losing weight.
It's a book worth having in one's personal collection as the concepts and applications of changing thoughts and behaviors to conquer weight loss are life-long. ~Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorites 5-Star Review