The Weight Escape: How to Stop Dieting and Start Living (Paperback)
Skip the diets and calorie counting—the bestselling author of The Happiness Trap reveals how mindful eating is the key to long-term weight control
Using the mindfulness-based method called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Happiness Trap author Dr. Russ Harris, psychological practitioner Ann Bailey, and scientist Joseph Ciarrochi present a holistic approach to well-being and weight loss. Focusing on the mental barriers that prevent us from setting and achieving our goals, they go beyond meal plans and calorie counting to explain how you can apply mindfulness to your lifestyle and eating habits. Through practical exercises and personal stories they show you how to:
· Set goals and give direction to your life
· Overcome destructive habits and exercise self-control
· Deal with cravings and stressful situations
· Develop self-acceptance
This book contains the tools you need not only to get the weight-loss results you want but to maintain a healthy weight—and a healthy sense of well-being—for the rest of your life.
About the Author
ANN BAILEY, MA, is a senior clinical psychologist who has designed and implemented an award-winning government service. She is currently the psychological consultant for dieticians in South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health, running workshops and coaching allied health staff on the principles of ACT for health and well-being.
DR. JOSEPH CIARROCHI is Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney and a renowned ACT trainer and researcher. In 2011, he won a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellow award, which recognizes him as one of the top scientists in the country. He is, along with Ann Bailey, one of the authors of the best-selling self-help book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens.
DR. RUSS HARRIS qualified as a doctor in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1991. He now works as a therapist and executive coach, as well as being an internationally acclaimed ACT trainer. He is the best-selling author of seven books, including The Reality Slap, The Confidence Gap, and his best-known work, The Happiness Trap, which has now been translated into thirty different languages.