This volume is aimed at the masses who are making themselves miserable and unhealthy by dieting. Dr Wendy Oliver-Pyatt discusses this problem's devastating effects on people's physical and mental health, and offers a compassionate perspective as someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.
Fed Up! is an important new book aimed squarely at the masses (mostly women) who are making themselves miserable and unhealthy by dieting. In Fed Up, Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt - herself a survivor of bulimia as well as a medical doctor and psychiatrist specializing in mild to life-threatening eating disorders - provides ample evidence of the epidemic proportions of this problem and its devastating effects on people's physical and mental health (both short-term and long-term). She provides checklists to help readers recognize how "at risk" they may be, and offers a rare, personal, compassionate perspective as someone who has personally suffered from an eating disorder. (Now a happy, healthy, working mom, Dr. Oliver-Pyatt will be a great spokesperson for the book and an immediately appealing role model for her readers.) Dr. Oliver-Pyatt's view is that dieting is a self-destructive behavior that millions of people practice for most of their lives--with counterproductive, destructive, and completely exhausting results. Obviously, this makes no rational sense, and this book begins by taking a look at why so many otherwise smart people persist, redoubling their dieting and/or exercise efforts with each attempt to lose weight. The book then moves on to a comprehensive ten-step plan to help people understand their own attitudes and behaviors and create a health-promoting, sustainable lifestyle - without ever counting another calorie or a fat gram, stepping on a scale, fearing "fattening" foods, or feeling guilty for missing a workout. Although there are countless diets books on the market, this one has a lot to offer: It is medically sound (written by a respected MD specializing in overcoming eating disorders), its author will appeal to the target audience (she has overcome an eating disorder and is now a happy, healthy working mum), and it takes a holistic, intelligent approach to adopting a fit lifestyle. Another appealing aspect is that the book does not try to sell the reader anything - no meal plans, no supplements, no "ab rollers," etc. Finally, the book is clearly written with a tone that blends rigorous professionalism with a natural approachability.
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Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt is a practicing psychiatrist in Reno, Nevada, and a psychiatry for UN-Reno's Dept. of Psychiatry. She has appeared on TV as an expert on dieting, eating disorders, and related topics. She received her M.D. from SUNY School of Medicine in Brooklyn, completing her postgraduate residency at NYU Medical Center (where she was named Resident of the Year) and as Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital's Outpatient Psychiatric Service. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the New York University-Bellevue Psychiatric Society, as well as a happy, fit, and healthy married mother. Hometown: Reno, NV
Fed Up! by Wendy Oliver-Pyatt
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