Gérard Apfeldorfer

Slimming: It's All in the Head New, revised and enlarged edition Publication date : April 1, 2004

Perhaps you think that if fat people wish to become thin all they have to do is lose weight - and to lose weight they just have to follow a slimming diet. Perhaps, like most people, you believe that once those extra pounds have been shed, life goes on as it did before (or better than it did before). But why then do so many highly-motivated people fail to lose weight, or, when they do succeed in losing it, rapidly put it back on? Dr. Apfeldorfer argues here that becoming a thin person - and remaining one - is a long and demanding quest, which can be broken down into seven steps. The goal of this book is to help readers successfully undergo this metamorphosis and take charge of their own lives, by taking these steps one at a time.

In this new, revised edition, the author has taken into account extensive feedback from readers to the earlier edition, improving the advice given and making it easier to follow. In addition, direct experience with patients has enabled him to clarify his method and illustrate it with new examples.

Gérard Apfeldorfer is a medical psychiatrist and psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders. A member of the French Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy and the president of GROS (Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Obésité et le Surpoids), he formerly worked in the department of functional nutritional exploration at Hôpital Bichat, in Paris.