The Art & Science of Rational Eating
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The Art & Science of Rational Eating

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This is the first book to systematically explore the biological psychological causes of eating disorders and how to control them using the principles of rational emotive therapy (RET) and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT).

The Art and Science of Rational Eating teaches RET principles of unconditional self- acceptance; how to always accept and endorse oneself--even when some

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Paperback, 343 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Barricade Books
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Steve
The message of this book is that most human beings are genetically predetermined to be fat by the current standards of society( there is a lot of truth to this). You can try to lose weight, but you will most likely fail to keep it off, so you are better off not trying to lose weight and accepting yourself as you are. Should you be foolish enough to try, the authors offer some diet tips mixed in with REBT (cognitive therapy) all while reminding you that failure is likely.

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Bill
Pretty typical effort from Albert Ellis. I'm discovering that most of his works are a combination of brilliant ideas paired with sometimes embarrassingly sloppy execution. Ellis's basic REBT theory and his ABC(DEF) model of attacking refuting irrational beliefs is extremely helpful. However, the application of those ideas to the concept of eating and weight loss is not always successful. I liked the way the authors suggest that some of us (who are only 10-15% over weight) may be better off accep...more
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Albert Ellis (September 27, 1913 – July 24, 2007) was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute for decades. He is generally conside...more
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