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The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women's Obsession with Food and Weight

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With so many women approaching their diets, body image, and pursuit of a slender figure with slavish devotion, The Religion of Thinness is a timely addition to the discussion of our cultural obsession with weight loss. At the heart of this obsession is the belief that in order to be happy, one must be slim, and the attendant myths, rituals, images, and moral codes can leave some women with severe emotional damage. Idealized images in the media inspire devotees of this “religion” to experience guilt for behaviors that are biologically normal and necessary, and Lelwica offers two ways to combat this dangerous cultural message. Advising readers to look hard at the societal cues that cause them to obsess about their weight, and to remain mindful about their actions and needs, this book will not only help stop the cycle of guilt and shame associated with food, it will help readers to grow and accept their bodies as they are.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780936077550
Author:
Lelwica, Michelle M.
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Eating disorders -- Patients -- Religious life.
Subject:
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18 oz

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