Another diet book, this one geared to the idea that there is more to successful and permanent weight loss than simply...

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HOW TO BE A WINNER AT THE WEIGHT LOSS GAME: The Psychiatrists' Behavior Modification Method for Weight Loss

Another diet book, this one geared to the idea that there is more to successful and permanent weight loss than simply limiting the amount and kinds of food you eat. Fanburg and Snyder stress the absolute necessity of breaking old habits and reflexes by altering the emotional and environmental stimuli which contribute to obesity. Unfortunately, in true behavioralist fashion, this means keeping meticulous records; indeed the format here is that of a grade school workbook. Their procedures include timing the exact duration of meals (never less than 30 minutes); cutting down on the number of ""cues"" for eating by restricting your meals and snacks to one ""eating territory,"" either the dining room or kitchen; eliminating munching as an automatic accompaniment to certain activities such as watching TV or reading a book; becoming aware of the emotional states which make you rush to the refrigerator -- anger, frustration, loneliness -- by finding other less destructive outlets. For those who Fred that will power alone is not enough, this emphasis on the formation of new eating habits, on Finding alternate sources of gratification, spartan though it is, may just be a long-range success.

Pub Date: April 1, 1975

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1975