I WISH I WERE THIN, I WISH I WERE FAT

THE REAL REASONS WE OVEREAT AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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JUMP OFF THE WEIGHT GAIN/WEIGHT LOSS TREADMILL AND DISCOVER THE REAL REASON MOST DIETS FAIL!
With so many diet programs available, most overweight people try one after another, with varying degrees of temporary success, but never succeed in reaching the permanent weight loss they so desperately want. In the bestselling I Wish I Were Thin, I Wish I Were Fat, Michelle Joy Levine, a psychotherapist for over twenty years, uncovers the real reason why most dieters fail: an unconscious yet powerful fear of being thin or a desire to be fat! As incredible as this may sound, the poignant and revealing case histories presented in this book demonstrate how childhood experiences affect our eating habits, and the helpful exercises included will teach you how to stop sabotaging your goal of permanent weight loss.
Understanding why we overeat is the first step toward a healthy weight and happier life. This highly acclaimed, remarkably insightful book is a must for anyone who is serious about eliminating destructive eating habits from their lives forever.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 25, 1999)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684857381

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Raves and Reviews

Annette Mont, C.S.W. Psychotherapist At long last those of us who have an unhealthy relationship with food can understand why...a must read...

Frederick T. Sherman, M.D. The Mount Sinai Medical Center I have struggled...to help my overweight patients....Finally, a book that goes beyond the mundane and stereotypical...real insight and valuable support.

Monica Rawn, C.S.W., B.C.D. psychoanalyst; psychotherapist; faculty, training and control analyst, vice president SPSR; faculty, training and control analyst, New York Freudian Society; member, International Psychoanalytic Association ...one of a kind...jargon free...richly informative book about why people need to overeat...an appetizing scholarly treat while we learn...what makes us tick and...want to eat to excess.

Morton Kissen, Ph.D. psychoanalyst; professor of psychology, doctoral and postdoctoral, Adelphi University; author of Affect, Object and Character Structure and Gender and Psychoanalytic Treatment ...quite brilliant...innovative...a tremendous accomplishment...extremely useful for...[those] struggling with problems of overeating...fascinating insight into unconscious factors interfering with...weight reduction.

Susan Sherman, D.S.W. psychotherapist; adjunct faculty, Adelphi University, School of Social Work ...unique and powerful...join[s] with the reader in a real and deep way...vivid and relevant case examples...I highly recommend this important book.

Sheila Baum, C.S.W. psychotherapist I highly recommend this book to therapists as well as the general reader....As a clinician treating eating disorders for twenty-four years...this is one of the best...conveys ideas in a simple but powerful manner.

Jeanine Klein, C.S.W. psychotherapist; formerly professor, Suffolk Community College; administrator, Farmingville Mental Health Clinic ...exceptional achievement! Should be read by anyone who struggles with overeating...how our early experiences influence our eating...essentially stopping the destructive cycle of overeating.

Barbara Fendel, C.S.W. psychotherapist; adjunct clinical supervisor, Adelphi University; past faculty, Pederson-Krag Institute of Psychotherapy ...well written...I plan to recommend this book to patients and colleagues alike.

Sheila Felberbaum, A.C.S.W., R.N., C.S. psychotherapist, adjunct faculty, Nassau Community College; author ...a delight to read...of interest to the general public...medical and mental health professionals.

Helen Steinberg, C.S.W., B.C.D. psychotherapist; fellow, Society of Clinical Social Workers ...thought-provoking work...gives hope to those who have had persistent failure in their effort to lose weight.

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