Most people say when they lose weight and look better, they’ll like themselves better. Jean Fain suggests that we’ve got it all backward. “The best way to loseweight and look your best is to start with loving who you are.” With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist shares a revolutionary new model for lasting weight loss.
Combing the best of four proven weight-loss methods—self-love, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and group support—this unique mind-body approach cultivates true self-acceptance, which paradoxically produces remarkable physical change.
Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. In her Concord, Massachusetts private practice, she uses hypnosis and mindfulness to treat everyday eating issues. Her health articles have appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Shape, and more. She has dedicated her work to helping others keep physically, emotionally and mentally fit.