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The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating Acceptance and Self-Care


Dear Judith and Ellen,

I wanted to thank you for The Diet Survivor's Handbook. I picked it up last weekend and could not put it down – it is amazing and has absolutely changed my life! I have struggled my entire life with dieting, and despite having a Ph.D in psychology have never been content with my body. I am now a professor and am often shocked by the body image problems in my graduate students – despite being intelligent people they hate their bodies and have such low self-esteem. I am going to recommend your book and publicize it within our department.

Thanks again,
Misty, West Haven CT

Hi Ellen and Judith,

I have been working with a client for awhile who was feeling somewhat "stuck." I sent her home with The Diet Survivor's Handbook, and she came in yesterday, clutching the book, saying, "This book changed my life."

I just had to tell you!
Carmen, Boulder CO

Full of insightful tips and perspectives for anyone dealing with weight… straightforward and practical advice that goes beyond the simplistic notion of dieting. This is a must have if you are serious about tackling these issues.

Dr. Dean Edell, Syndicated Radio Host

Sensational advice for anyone who’s ever been on a diet. Practical, inspirational and easy to use. Free yourself from food and weight issues forever!

Dr. Linda Bacon, University of California-Davis, author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Dear Judith and Ellen,

I can’t believe it! After years of struggling with overeating, I can finally go out with friends and eat like a normal person. Thanks to The Diet Survivor’s Handbook, I no longer deprive myself of the food I love. I’ve followed your advice and really listen to my body to tell me when I’m hungry and when I’m full. It’s made all the difference in the world! Thanks for all of the work you do.

Kristin, Akron OH

I am a text-book case of the yo-yo dieter that Judith and Ellen describe in their book. For a few years in a row I would gear-up, diet, lose about 10 pounds, get antsy after about 3-4 months, binge, then gain back the 10 and then some.

I had the opportunity to attend a presentation the authors gave about the book at a local bookstore. I was intrigued by the idea that you could avoid having to restrict yourself, track points, calories etc., and simply get in-tune with your own physical comfort as it relates to food and eating.

I made some subtle modifications to the way I eat. I never feel stuffed anymore after a meal, and literally felt light enough to start an exercise regimen which resulted in further weight loss. (The down side is that I've had to replace much of my wardrobe—from size 12 to around Jr. size 9)

This book turns the whole idea of dieting on its head. I hope Oprah sniffs it out so she can share it with the world.

Read it!

Andra, Skokie, Illinois