I Can Beat Obesity! is not just about losing weight. It is about changing your psychological mindset and finding the drive and strength to improve your health. Having recovered from disordered eating herself, Nicola Davies recognises that beating obesity is not about fad diets and yo-yoing weight, but about your psychological motivation, confidence and skills to both lose weight and prevent relapse in the long term.
The workbook style exercises will help you to develop key self-help tools for overcoming obesity. Focussing on building your emotional wellbeing in areas such as self-worth, confidence and working towards goals before making changes to diet, this will be an essential companion on the path to maintaining control of your weight and recovering your health and wellbeing.
Dr Nicola Davies is a health psychologist, counsellor, and writer specialising in raising awareness about health and well-being. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Nicola also keeps a health psychology blog and runs an online forum for counsellors. Nicola is the co-author of the Eating Disorder Recovery Handbook (ISBN 9781785921339), also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Part 1. Introduction. 1. Understanding Obesity. Part 2. Preparing to Beat Obesity. 2. Why Beat Obesity?. 3. Beating Obesity. 4. Are You Ready?. 5. Are You Confident?. 6. What Are Your Goals?. Part 3. Beating Obesity. 7. Your Emotional Well-Being. 8. Your Cognitive Well-Being. 9. Your Social Well-Being. 10. Your Dietary Well-Being. 11. Your Physical Well-Being. Part 4. Beyond Obesity. 12. Accepting Yourself. 13. Your Future is in Your Hands.