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Gérard Apfeldorfer

Slimming: It’s All in the Head

If to stay slim all one had to do was lose weight, then everyone (or nearly everyone) would succeed. Yet many people fail, despite being highly motivated. Dr. Apfeldorfer argues here that to become slim, and especially to stay slim, and to feel good in the process, it is unfortunately not enough to follow even the best of diets — for the simple reason that the battle must be won in the dieter's head.

This book, filled with practical tips, explains the inner world that rules our relations with food. No one will be the same after reading it. By showing us how to master our eating habits, it will help us understand ourselves and lead better lives.

If you have ever been disappointed in a diet, believe there is no such thing as a miracle diet, and refuse to follow yet another food fad, this book is for you. It tells you how to tackle the real problems, teaches you to eat properly and shows you how to feel at peace with yourself.

This is the first complete guidebook to eating disorders and contains detailed solutions to each dieter's problems.

A physician, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Gérard Apfeldorfer is the president of GROS (Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Obésité et le Surpoids), which specialises in eating disorders. He is the author of, most notably, Maigrir c'est fou (2000) and La Dictature des régimes. Attention! (written with J.P. Zermati, 2006).