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The Jerusalem Diet: Guided Imagery and the Personal Path to Weight Control
This is a book about why we eat, and why we diet; why we overeat and then deprive ourselves; why, finally, we fail to feed and satisfy the person we really wish ourselves to be. This is not a diet book in any conventional sense of the word, even though it contains many practical tips for losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Rather, it is a book about appetite. It is ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 20th 2007 by Gefen Books
(first published March 1st 2007)
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"Verbiose and repetitive, this ""diet"" book has little to recommend it. Written by a psychotherapist and an English professor, it contains no nutritional information, no diet planning advice, and few tools for everyday change. It purports to document how ""guided imagery"" will lead the dieter to perfect weight maintenance through self-hypnotic sessions and journalling, but provides only scant anecdotal evidence. While self-analysis and awareness of what one is eating are certainly useful tools ...more
The Jerusalem Diet is not your conventional diet book. Instead of going into a specific eating/exercise plan, this books delves into the reasons why we overeat, and our overall relationship with food. The book has ten common sense rules, and 43 exercises of guided imagery, or visualizations, that are meant to heal this relationship permanently. Having just read through the book without taking the time to follow along with the imagery, I cannont say for sure how effective it will be. I have, howe ...more