The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management: A Step-by-Step Program

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New Harbinger Publications, Nov 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 216 pages
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We all think we know what we have to do to manage our weight, and blame ourselves when we don't meet the goals we have set. In reality, we need to understand the biology behind the body's regulation of weight to achieve the control we are hoping for. And we need strategies for overcoming obstacles: the stress of daily life, emotional upsets, and people who sabotage our efforts or attack our self-esteem.

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management is a different kind of weight management guide that focuses on helping you stay disciplined and dedicated to your weight management goals by using cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach has been used by therapists for years to treat a diverse range of mental health conditions, and researchers have found that it also helps people make healthy changes that last.

This workbook includes exercises and worksheets to help you design a customized weight management strategy most likely to be effective for you based on the habits and lifestyle you have now. You'll set specific goals to improve your body image and your health, and follow a realistic weight management plan designed specifically for you. It is possible to feel good about yourself as you work toward a healthier lifestyle. This book will show you how.

Learn to:

•Manage situational, emotional, and interpersonal eating triggers
•Overcome body image difficulties and critical thoughts
•Make changes toward weight management that you actually enjoy
•Use support from friends and family to bolster success


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Setting Your Goals
Deciding What Weight Management Approach Is Right for You
Getting Ready for Your Change Journey
Designing Your Eating Plan
Designing Your Activity Plan
Dealing with Bumps in the Road
Managing Emotional Triggers
Managing Interpersonal Triggers
Dealing with Body Dissatisfaction
Changing Behaviors That Support Body Dissatisfaction
Maintaining the Lifestyle Change

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Michele Laliberte, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and director of the outpatient adult eating disorders program at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and neurosciences at McMaster University. She has trained numerous health care professionals in both individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for eating disorders. She has published articles about the role of weight control beliefs and family factors that predict disturbed eating, and has presented at international conferences on eating disorders.

Randi E. McCabe, Ph.D., is psychologist-in-chief and director of the anxiety treatment and research center at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada. She is also associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University. Her research has focused on anxiety, eating disorders, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has published numerous articles and coauthored four books, including the Overcoming Bulimia Workbook.

Valerie Taylor, MD, Ph.D., is assistant professor in psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. At St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, she is director of the mood disorders somatic health program and heads the psychiatric team affiliated with the bariatric surgery program. Taylor's research focuses on the interrelations of addiction, obesity, and mental health. She has received numerous research grants and academic awards and has published extensively on the areas of obesity and physical health outcomes in patients with mental illness.

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