Making Peace With Your Thighs
One of the nation's leading authorities on eating disorders presents a plan for stopping the obsessive body image cycle. The key involves getting a grip on self-image, one's belief system, and understanding how the emphasis on looks came to be....
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One of the nation's leading authorities on eating disorders presents a plan for stopping the obsessive body image cycle. The key involves getting a grip on self-image, one's belief system, and understanding how the emphasis on looks came to be.
Get your thighs off your mind and lose the lies that bind. ^Women of America, it's time to stop obsessing and start making peace with your thighs, your waist, and any other body part that leads you to feel inadequate. ^Everywhere we turn-magazines, movies, television-we are bombarded with images of what a woman "should" look like. And every image makes body acceptance and confidence harder to achieve. So author and therapist Dr. Linda is inviting all members of the sisterhood of the dissatisfied traveling pants to discover how we arrived at this discontent and how to change our attitudes-and our lives-when it comes to liking our bodies.
From actresses and models to CEOs, housewives, teachers and moms, body obsession is eating away at women's souls and causing anxiety from middle school to mid-life. It's our one common denominator as females, says Dr. Linda Mintle, celebrity or not. And the cultural whiplash to be thin ?but not too thin? has left many victims in its path, including the author . . . until she learned what it took to stop the obsessive cycle. Her experiences, which she shares in this book?some of them hilarious and some of them poignant?affirm that we don?t have to carry this anxiety with us from womb to tomb. But giving up the baggage, she says, involves getting a grip on who we are, what we believe and why we care so much about our looks. This book, from one of the nation's leading authorities on eating disorders, will be your friend and guide.
DR. LINDA MINTLE is a nationally recognized writer, speaker and licensed clinical social worker who has been in general clinical practice for 20 years and specializes in marriage and family therapy and eating disorders. Dr. Mintle is also the resident expert for ABC Family Channel's Living the Life and a regular psychological contributor to several magazines. She has authored or co-authored three Integrity books: Overweight Kids, Lose It for Life (with Stephen Arterburn) and A Daughter's Journey Home. She and her husband live in Virginia Beach with their two children.