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Life Inside the Thin Cage A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter

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ISBN-10: 0877880387

ISBN-13: 9780877880387

Edition: 2003

Authors: Constance Rhodes

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Frustrated by the often unrealistic standards of beauty presented by today’s media, many women have become trapped in a never-ending pattern of chronic dieting. Daily they endure destructive self-talk such as “I can’t eat that or I’ll get fat” or “If I could just lose a few more pounds everything would be better.” Chronic dieters may be any shape or size but they have one thing in common: They are often left to suffer alone with an undiagnosed “sub-clinical” eating disorder. Such sub-clinical disorders include eating habits that are unusual, even unhealthy, but do not fit the technical classifications of anorexia or bulimia. Addressing the many dimension of “chronic dieting,” Life…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: The Undefined Disorder
When "Thin" Becomes a Cage
A View from Within
When Dieting Turns Chronic
The Thought Process
Weird Eating--Exposed
Health and Physiological Factors
How Did We Get Here?
We Live in a Fallen World
How Our Past Shaped Us
Significant Life Events
My Body Has Betrayed Me
Challenging Environments
The Hollywood Effect
What Keeps Us Trapped?
We Don't Know We're in It
Making Choices out of Fear
We're Addicted
Good Help Is Hard to Find
Triggers
The Message of the Tapes
A Good Dose of the Truth
Our Excuses and the Price We Pay
Sex Appeal Does Not Equal True Acceptance
It's All About Perspective
On Getting Older
That Which Defines Us Controls Us
A Richer Life Awaits Us
Getting Out
Starting Simple
Changing Our Perspective
Opening the Closet Door
Anticipating the Pitfalls
Final Thoughts
Notes