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A New line of Weight Loss Psychology Books for Women — just in time for the New Year

Posted Dec 27 2010 6:23am

The New Year is coming, and people like to keep the resolutions they make. Symmetry Press offers help, with its new line of weight-loss psychology books for women.  

PsychYourDiet-3D - all 3 vols   

Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose3 volumes for the 3 stages of weight loss—START, STICK TO IT, and KEEP IT OFF. 

These are handy advice manuals for women to use every day. The books are designed to be read one piece at a time, one a day. Each selection gives an effective dose of daily knowhow, encouragement, and inspiration.

The research shows it is staying on a diet (adherence) and not the particular diet that makes for successful weight loss.1,2,3 Women who want to lose weight need good information and help with adhering, just like they now have with knowing what to eat. Judging by the statistics, the old formula [diet + exercise = weight loss] is not helping women to adhere. On any given day 45% of women are dieting, but 62% of women from 20 to 74 are still overweight. 

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet is a novel of passionate weight loss. 


The book delivers its self-help by pulling the reader deep into a psychological milieu. Maria’s weight-loss journey is a story of suspense, mystery, daring, and victory. It begins with an unintended look in the mirror, and ends in triumph when Maria reaches her goal weight at last.

Kenneth Schwarz, Ph.D., a Connecticut psychologist and member of the allied health staff at Sharon Hospital, is one of the authors of this weight-loss psychology collection. 

All books can be purchased either in paperback or as an e-book from major online retailers or from a nearby retail store.  

1. Danziger, M, et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and Zone Diets for Weight Loss and Heart Disease Risk    Reduction. JAMA. 2005: 293(1): 43-53.

2. Gardner, C, et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN Diets for Change in Weight and Related Risk Factors Among Overweight Premenopausal Women: The A to Z Weight Loss Study. JAMA. 2007: 297(9): 969-977.

3. Alhassan, S, et al. Dietary adherence and weight loss success among overweight women: results of the A to Z weight loss study. International Journal of Obesity. 2008: 32: 985-991.


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