Everybody at school is on the ____ diet... Why can't I do it?
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As a woman, you probably know what it's like to struggle with food and weight, and you don't want your daughter to suffer the same way. But for today's girls, the struggle can be even harder, as they're bombarded with false images, confusing messages, and media manipulation. Written by a nutrition therapist, this book provides effective, easy-to-use suggestions to help you solve (and prevent) problems - to stop destructive patterns and raise a fit, happy, healthy daughter. Nourishing Your Daughter includes information on:
- Helping her get in touch with her body, her emotions, her hungers and desires
- Specific tips on hot-button topics from junk food to clothes shopping
- The eating disorder epidemic: important information on anorexia, bulimia, and bingeing - and how to tell if your daughter's developing a problem
- The role of dads, siblings, grandparents and others - with special advice on joint custody situations
- Vegetarianism, smoking, snacking, sports and exercise: encourage healthy habits - without the battles
- Taking charge of your own food and weight issues - to be the best possible role model for your daughter
Growing up is a time of new responsibilities. With this guide, you can help your daughter take responsibility for her health, her appearance, and her happiness - by building self-esteem, avoiding food fights and nourishing her... with love.
Carol Beck, www.carolbeck.net , is an intuition teacher/life coach with clients nationwide, an artist and author. Carol specializes in helping people use their blocks as openings to uncover their own intuition and creativity. Carol graduated from University of California, Davis with honors and earned her Master of Science degree from University of North Texas, Denton. Carol has also devoted 11 years of study to The Science of Energy: Auric Healing, Sacred Healing using Kabbalah, and Applied Quantum Physics; all of which she brings along with her laughter and relaxed style to her work with individuals and groups.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. The Science of Adolescent Eating 1. What’s Normal Eating for Girls in Puberty? 2. Your Daughter’s Intuitive Eating Sense about Food 3. What Influences Your Daughter’s Food Choices? 4. Different Kinds of Hunger 5. The Link Between Food and Pleasure 6. The Role of Food in Moods 7. Some Thoughts about Exercise 8. Dieting: A Rite of Passage Part II. Meals, Snacks, and Cooking 9. What to Say and Do about Family meals 10. The Importance of Cooking 11.Help with Breakfast Conflicts 12. What about Junk Food? 13. How to Handle Snacking Part III. The Family’s Role 14. What Is My Daughter’s Responsibility Concerning Food and Eating? 15. Parental Responsibility for Your Daughter’s Eating 16. Dad’s Role in Eating and Weight Issues 17. Mom’s unique Role in Eating and Weight Issues 18. Eating Strategies During Joint Custody 19. Siblings’ Role in Eating and Weight issues 20. What to Do if You Struggle with Food and Weight 21. How to Be Your Daughter’s Advocate 22. How to Handle Holiday Eating Part IV. Helping Your Daughter: What to Say and Do 23. When She Uses the Bathroom Scale 24. When She Loses Weight 25. When She Gains Weight 26. When She Says She Looks Fat and Ugly 27. When You Comment on Her Appearance 28. When She Asks for Diet Advice 29. When She is Teased about Her Weight 30. When She Shops for Clothes 31. When She Smokes for Weight Loss Part V. Understanding Eating Disorders 32. Food as a Drug 33. All about Sneak Eating 34. Some Ideas for Handling Eating Disorders 35. Words of Hope and Encouragement Resources Index About the Author