The Self-Compassion Diet

Author: Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW
Publisher: Sounds True
Genre: Health / Diet
ISBN: 978-1-60407-075-0
Pages: 240
Price: $16.95

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Have you had enough of fad diets? Do you want to get off the weight loss and regain merry-go-round that has held you captive for years? How would it feel to finally make peace with food? If you’re ready to try something different, The Self-Compassion Diet was written for you.

Rather than strict discipline, author Jean Fain suggests using loving-kindness. You don’t have to follow any specific diet to use this program. Instead, Fain offers advice on using hypnosis, mindfulness, social support, and self-compassion to facilitate weight loss. Each of these is explained, and exercises and quizzes are provided to put them into action.

Fighting food with rigid diets is a setup for failure. But by using these suggested techniques, you may find that you look at food in a different way. And by being kinder and gentler with yourself, you probably won’t have as many food binges, since you’re not beating yourself up over each tiny slip.

The New Year is just around the corner. This year, don’t reach for the latest fad diet. Instead, pick up The Self-Compassion Diet and learn how to be good to yourself and your body. It may be the best New Year’s Resolution you’ll ever make.

Reviewer: Alice Berger