If Not Dieting, Then What?

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Allen & Unwin, Sep 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
'Instead of advice, Kausman gives understanding his empathy will shine like a beacon for those women who feel they are constantly judged for their size.' Rosemary Stanton, AO

So how do you manage your weight? There is a solution and it's all about attitude. If Not Dieting, Then What? shows you how to look at food in a more positive way and move away from the no pain, no gain ethos', as well as explaining how to fine-tune fat content without sacrificing food enjoyment.

Dr Rick Kausman is recognised as the pioneer of the non-dieting approach to healthy weight management. In this straightforward, no-nonsense guide to weight management he shares his, and his clients' experiences with the reader. You can learn how to: enjoy food without feeling guilty, increase your eating awareness, improve how you feel about yourself, fit some sort of activity into your day, and achieve and maintain a healthy, comfortable weight for you, without being deprived of food or quality of life.

WINNER, BEST NUTRITION WRITING, Australian Food Writers Awards

'What sets this book apart is its understanding of human nature, without which no behavioural change is possible.' - The Age

'Dr Kausman has written a sensible, practical book which will make you feel good about yourself.' - Dr James Wright, Sunday Telegraph

'This is the first book on weight management that left me feeling optimistic and empowered.' Judith McFadden, author of Diet No More!

'This book is an eye-opener for those who believe losing weight is the key to happiness.' - Herald Sun

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User Review  - Beaujolais - LibraryThing

I've never been into diets, mainly because I always believed they didn't work. This book explains why they don't work and is a very sensible approach to weight loss and healthy eating. Even if you don't need to lose weight I recommend this book. It has made me look at food with fresh eyes. Read full review

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User Review  - jodes101 - LibraryThing

This book is fantastic. It is at the forefront of the pschology of eating without all of the spiritual crap. It teaches you to eat when hungry and enjoy it. This is definately not a diet but a way of ... Read full review


Diets dont work
The importance of choosing the right goals
Nonhungry eating
Three key concepts that can change your life
What is normal?
Nutrition and intuition
Eating with awareness
Being active
Working with food in a more positive way
Going off focus
A new paradigm
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Dr Rick Kausman has been working in the area of weight management and eating behaviour since 1987 and currently has two weight management and eating behaviour clinics in Melbourne. Rick is the Australian Medical Association spokesperson on weight management and eating behaviour, the Chairperson, Body Image and Health Inc, Committee member of the National Health and Medical Research council, a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine and a member of the Australiasian Society for the Study of Obesity. He is in demand by the media to comment on body image issues and has given dozens of public lectures in the field. For more information see Rick's website at www.ifnotdieting.com.

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