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Habits not diets : the secret to lifetime weight control
Ferguson, James Mecham, 1941-
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder, CO : Bull Pub., [2003]

Physical Description:
x, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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RM222.2 .F4267 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This easy-to-follow workbook teaches readers how to differentiate between psychological and physiological hunger, and identify the thoughts and feelings that trigger the desire for food. The authors show how to keep a food diary, take a more active approach to daily life, and maintain weight loss through self-observation. This new edition discusses the pros and cons of the latest diet drugs and offers a proven weight-loss program that is based on changing behavior. Filled with illustrations, charts, tables, and worksheets that help the reader succeed, the guide is a truly unique tool.

Author Notes

James M. Ferguson, MD, is a nationally prominent clinical psychiatrist specializing in weight control and the treatment of eating disorders. Cassandra Ferguson, his daughter, is currently in research at the University of California#150;San Diego.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Week 1 Introduction to Habit Awarenessp. 1
Week 2 Home Decalorization: What You Don't Have, You Won't Eatp. 25
Week 3 Cue Elimination: The Signals That Lead You Astrayp. 39
Week 4 Being Active: The Difference Between Success and Failurep. 59
Week 5 Being Active (continued): Fitness Versus Fatnessp. 81
Week 6 Maintenance: Keys for Survivalp. 107
Week 7 Behavior Chains: One Thing Leads to Anotherp. 113
Week 8 The Act: Eating--Changing Your Stylep. 133
Week 9 Planning: Heading Off the Urgesp. 151
Week 10 Cue Elimination (Part Two): Switching More Signalsp. 169
Week 11 Time to Eat Out: How to Do Itp. 185
Week 12 Maintenance Week: You Deserve Itp. 195
Week 13 How We Think Is How We Eat: Think Before You Buyp. 199
Week 14 Dealing with Feelings: Think Before You Bitep. 213
Week 15 Stress: Excess Pressurep. 233
Week 16 Couples: Is Your Family Fattening?p. 253
Week 17 Problem Solving: The Key to Self-Helpp. 267
Week 18 Maintenance Weekp. 279
Week 19 Living and Personal Goals: How to Copep. 285
Week 20 Snacks, Cues, and Holidays: How to Celebratep. 293
Week 21 The End and Beginning: Here's to a New Life--and Lifestylep. 307
Self-Evaluation Sheets and Resourcesp. 315
References and Suggested Readingsp. 327
Notesp. 329
Major Contributors to the Field of Nutritional Counselingp. 330
Indexp. 333