Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living

Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living

by Tennie McCarty


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One of the foremost experts on eating addiction, Tennie McCarty uses her own inspiring story, as well as the treatment from her famous retreat center, Shades of Hope, to help readers break the endless cycle of diets.

This is not a guide to losing weight. There are millions of people who bounce from one diet to another without understanding why because they never look beyond their plates. McCarty believes that food addiction is a physical and mental problem with a spiritual solution. An interactive book that asks readers to be a part of their healing, Shades of Hope shares the teachings, therapies, exercises, and mind-set that McCarty has used and developed throughout her career in treating addiction. Drawing from her own personal story, as well as those of her patients, McCarty shows readers how they can create new relationships—with food, their loved ones, and themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399158063
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tennie McCarty is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on addiction, especially eating disorders. She has more than thirty years of experience with the treatment of addictive diseases. She has appeared on Ruby, A&E, The Dr. Oz Show, Nightline, and Oprah’s OWN. Tennie McCarty lives in Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Foreword Ashley Judd xiii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Admission

One Filling the Void 13

Two Facing the Problem 39

Part Two Belief

Three Breaking the Cycle 63

Four Body Image 83

Part Three Decision

Five Spiritual Problem Defined 99

Six Finding a Spiritual Solution 117

Seven Recognizing the Divine Self 131

Part Four Action

Eight Process Prep 149

Nine Processing Our Feelings 161

Part Five Results

Ten Healing Family 201

Eleven Feelings Embraced 223

Twelve Meal Plan 247

Part Six Faith

Thirteen The Road of Happy Destiny 281

Appendix 297

Acknowledgments 300

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From the Publisher

“As I read Shades of Hope, I felt as though Tennie were sitting across from me sharing her wisdom. Tennie has given a miraculous gift to us all, she has brought Shades of Hope to us. . . Shades of Hope will open your eyes, and you will start living. Start turning the pages, and begin the life you were supposed to live!” —Ruby Gettinger, author of Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained

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