Athlete, Not Food Addict
Wellspring's Seven Steps to Weight Loss
by Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, ABPP
Athlete, Not Food Addict shatters widespread beliefs about the addictive nature of food and offers an empowering method for effective weight loss. Professor Kirschenbaum, co-founder of Wellspring, the leading provider of treatment services for overweight young people and families in the United States, shows that weight problems are caused primarily by resistant biological forces within us, our culture and a lack of knowledge about how to manage and overcome these challenges. To lose weight permanently, weight controllers must become “weight controller athletes” and learn to use their brains to mold their bodies in a healthier direction, just as athletes do.
Dr. Kirschenbaum provides key steps necessary to maximize one’s inner power to control weight. He enables readers to understand the body’s resistance to weight loss and helps them learn how to effectively manage food to decrease appetite, control metabolic rate and otherwise tame the body’s biological resistance. He asserts the importance of increasing movement, while providing strategies to develop an athlete’s power of concentration through focus and self-monitoring logs. Readers will become proficient weight controller athletes and gain the necessary tools for a lifetime of successful weight control.
Author Kirschenbaum is currently being featured in a series of brief food and weight-related videos on the parenting website kidsinthehouse.com.
"...A must for any interested in better food management."
— Midwest Book Review
Clinical psychologist Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s medical school, a fellow and diplomate in the American Psychological Association and the president of Wellspring. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Basketball Association, the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Weight Watchers, Novartis Nutrition and WebMD and is the author of twelve books and 150 journal articles on weight management. He maintains a private consultation and clinical practice in Atlanta.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 304 pages
LC# 2013947757, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-464-2 (pb), $15.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-465-9 (eBook), $15.95