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The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness Paperback – January 1, 2011
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Named one of '10 New Diet Books for 2011' TIME.com, January 10, 2011
'If you have been willing to spend hundreds of dollars on pills or special diets plans – less than $20 on a book that just may well change your life is worth a try.' -- Kerri O'Connor, Examiner.com, May 9, 2011
'It's ['The Self-Compassion Diet'] wonderful, and I can openheartedly suggest you check it out. This is one of the kindest and most practice-based books I've come across in a long time. Geared not only to the reader interested in weight loss, Ms. Fain addresses eating disorders and body image issues with loving-kindness.' -- Janice Lynne Lundy, www.awakeisgood.com, January 18, 2011
'Mindful eating is something you could learn and practice on your own. But like any skill, professional advice and guidance is always useful because you don’t know what you don’t know. I like this book ['The Self-Compassion Diet'], and it’s already given me food for thought.' -- Sophie Dembling, suitupandshowup.blogspot.com, January 14, 2011
'Certainly not your typical diet book, The Self-Compassion Diet proves that loving kindness to yourself is more effective than any diet food or miracle diet – you'll lose weight all while gaining respect and love for yourself.' -- Michele Borboa, MS, sheknows.com, January 28, 2011
Named one of the 'Most Popular Diets for 2012' LIFESCRIPT.com, December 21, 2011
Named one of '8 Must-Read Books On Mindful Eating' PSYCHOLOGYTODAY.com, December 16, 2011
From the Publisher
-Jean Antonello, RN, BSN, author of Breaking Out of Food Jail
"Most books about eating issues are so deadly serious they make me want to bury my head in a pound of pasta and forget the whole thing. In all my times of dieting, failing, and resolving to be harder on myself, it never occurred to me that not only had that approach not worked, but it didn't feel particularly good. Jean Fain's approach -- trying a little tenderness -- feels much better. Thank you for creating this gentle, sane approach." -Suzan Colón, author of Cherries in Winter
This book will not only transform your waistline, it will change your life."
-Kristin Neff, Ph.D., author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind
"If you're tired of losing weight and then regaining more, forget about starting that same-old diet tomorrow. Read this book today."
-Steve Gurgevich, PhD, author of The Self-Hypnosis Diet
"This book is a real gem!"
-Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
"This delightful handbook moves the diet conversation to a new level. The author, diet expert Jean Fain, gently unravels the mystery behind successful change---self-kindness---and weaves it into a wise, carefully-organized, multifaceted, step-by-step approach to healthy eating."
-Christopher K. Germer, PhD, author The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
"Jean Fain's engaging writing style, complete with mini-assessments, helpful practices, and case-studies, will help you say goodbye to dieting, once-and-for-all, and feel good in the process."
-Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, author of Intuitive Eating
"The Self-Compassion Diet by Jean Fain blends eastern meditative techniques and western psychology for a gentle, comprehensive approach to weight loss. These techniques will help many people of any weight to be calmer and happier with their lives."
-Deirdre Barrett, author of Supernormal Stimuli
Top Customer Reviews
Jean Fain has recorded some of the information from her new book "The Self-Compassion Diet" on this audio set. The package contains TWO CDs. Here's the Table of Contents...
Session One: Self-Compassion Practices for Weight Loss
1. Introduction [0:46]
2. An intuitive approach [4:11]
3. Understanding self-compassion [11:19]
4. Guidelines for practice [3:12]
5. Meditation: Calm [11:41]
6. Meditation: Kind [4:58]
7. Meditation: Wise [7:52]
8. Meditation: Hunger [7:47]
9. Meditation: Taste [7:09]
Session Two: Self-Hypnosis Practices for Weight Loss
1. Introduction [0:22]
2. What is hypnosis? [10:45]
3. The journey of self-compassion [2:30]
4. Guidelines for trance [3:21]
5. Satisfaction trance [6:29]
6. Encouragement trance [4:29]
7. Gradual change trance [5:36]
8. Picture of health trance [8:33]
9. Imaginary triggers [7:30]
10. Memorable moments trance [6:46]
Ms Fain's speaking voice is slow, her diction very good, and her tone calm and soothing. Her voice is pleasant to listen to, especially during meditations. The pace is appropriate for inner work.
I'm quite auditory so I do well listening to voice (rather than reading a book) therefore I like listening to this audio set more than I like reading her book. I have learned from these recordings and I think I will be able to achieve my goals.
There are four main components: self-compassion, hypnosis and relaxation, mindfulness, and social support. In each section, the author provides several exercises and tools so that you can find the approach that works best for you. Because I've been a binge eater for so long (not because I love food--I actually often find myself hating it--but because going into that trance state of the binge and stuffing down carbs and sugar and fat temporarily relieve the overwhelming anxiety I so often cope with), I've never figured out how to NOT slip back into it when I'm stressed and anxious. This book has given me so many great ideas on what to do and how to view my disorder--ideas I've never thought of before and am glad to be aware of since the self-hatred route OBVIOUSLY has never worked. I don't feel completely alone in my struggle anymore.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ignoring the truth is never "compassionate." Weight loss attempts fail. Period. There is no way to turn fat people into thin people without simultaneously killing us. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KayBee
This diet was recommended to me. I didn't really get a lot out of it and have gone on to another diet plan.Published 9 months ago by Sylvia Patzold
This is a very lovely book that speaks directly to the heart, Jean Fain's sweet and gentle voice will open you to the truth of mindful eating.Published 15 months ago by Uffe Damborg
Not only is this book a great read for persons wanting to lose weight, it is also a powerful tool in changing the way you think about yourself, your life, and therefore your eating... Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by scoopanuts
Don't waste your money on this cd. The quality of the sound recording is a joke. You hear every single little lip smack she makes-- it's like she is really thirsty & with a dry... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Sunshine
This is an amazing book. I feel that if everyone who has been on a diet or is considering a diet would read this, the diet industry as we know it would go out of business. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Wendy A. Sorrell
Very different, very useful book for regaining a healthy body. I read it as a way to accept my body the way it is. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by Maia
I like this book and admire Jean Fain for her knowledge and ingenuity in bringing vital information to the countless people caught in the body and weight reduction obsessions that... Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Joanna Poppink