The Thinking Person's "Diet"

Fighting Fire with Fire




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781425162696

About the Book

Imagine a life filled with the daily consumption of brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and potato chips, a life in which you can eat these and other favorite foods on a daily basis. Imagine a life without dieting and deprivation. Imagine all of this and BEING THIN, NOT FAT!

It can happen and has happened for those successful with the “Fight Fire” program.

The following are important components of the program. Although some are utilized to some degree by other programs, the focus intensity, the specific techniques, and the integration of these components is novel.

  • You must eat your favorite foods.
  • You must not feel deprived.
  • You must not rely on willpower.
  • You must see every change as permanent.
  • You must not lose weight too quickly.
  • You must become educated about weight control so you can develop your own programs.

The program is:

Supported by initial research that indicates a better success rate than is true for typical programs—33% of those who initially reported losing weight reported maintaining an average 20-pound weight loss for 3 year (typical success rate at 3 years is 5-10%) Comprehensive—includes psychological and physiological variables as well as nutritional information Educational about reasons we gain weight, why most diets fail, and what changes are needed for weight loss Focused on changing thinking, behavior, and environment to achieve stable weight loss.

The program is not:

A quick cure Gimmicky Highly structured and restrictive

About the Author

Dr. Susan Ohlde-Isbell, a licensed psychologist, developed this program after dealing with her own weight problem for ten years. She was able to lose 50 pounds and keep them off for over 20 years. She has taught this program for over 25 years at various universities, hospitals, and continuing education programs. In addition, she has presented and published her papers nationally and internationally as well as the speaker for various media events. Dr. Ohlde-Isbell has studied the effects of this program through research throughout this time. Dr. Ohlde completed her B.A. and M.Ed. at the University of Illinois, and her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. The following are a sample of these publications and presentations: Ohlde-Isbell, S.K., & Karpowtitz, D.H. (2002). An innovative, cost-effective weight control program with long-term success, abstract. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16, 371. Krieshok (now Ohlde-Isbell). S.I. (1988). A review of selected literature on obesity and guidelines for treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 66, 326-330. Krieshok (now Ohlde-Isbell), S.I., Karpowtiz, D.H., & Krieshok, T.S. (1987). Differences in cognitive beliefs associated with eating style in relation to perception of body weight and degree of concern for weight. Presented toe the American (now International) Association of Eating Disorders Counselors Conferece, Orlando. Media Publications Bovsum, M. (1999). Food fantasies fuel obesity. United Press Internationl Chanay, Kris (1998). Getting fit in Ì¢*‰ã¢98Ì¢*Òfor life. Capitol Health, 6-11. Television Appearance KSNT TV-27 (NBC Affiliate-Topeka, KS) (Aired September 4, 2000). Ì¢*ÒHealthy Mondays: Depression and Overweight.Ì¢**