320 pages, 9.52 × 6.37 × 1.13 in
January 1, 2013
Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030798611X
ISBN - 13: 9780307986115
About the Book
From internationally renowned intuitive counselor, life coach, motivational speaker, and author Baron-Reid, a four-step, eight-week program for managing empathy overload--the hidden cause of unwanted weight gain.
Read from the Book
1Feeling Too Much: The Hidden ThreadI don’t remember what was causing the tension to swirl through our house like the winds of autumn, sending emotional debris spinning through the air with such intensity that it seemed to smack up against me. What I do remember was what I felt like: confused and unsafe, as if the stories I could sense on the outside somehow got inside of me. I was helplessly floating in the chaos that surrounded and penetrated me. I was only four years old, but I remember the experience vividly.I had to have relief. Make it stop! I had to close myself off, ground myself in my body, in Colette.I knew just what to do. I picked up a cooking spoon that had sticky raw cake dough on it, and as soon as I put it in my mouth, I felt calm. Now, that feeling didn’t last, but it was very powerful. I had already discovered the connection between food and self-soothing. The fear melted away as the gooey, sweet mess on that spoon dissolved in my mouth and slid down my throat. I was “home,” in a safe place where that icky feeling of something being very wrong couldn’t get inside me again. That sense of physicality as the cake dough entered my body gave me a sense of substance. It made me feel whole, and secure.It would be years before I understood this experience or its significance, but when I finally did, everything changed. I realized that the missing piece in the puzzle of my baffling relationship to food, eating, and weight was empathy. I was a person who felt too much
Table of Contents
Part One: Understanding the Weight You Carry
1. Feeling Too Much: The Hidden Thread
2. When You Carry the Weight of the World
Part Two: Ready to Go
3. The Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much Program (“Now, That’s a Simple Plan I Can Follow!”)
Part Three: Four Steps to Managing Your Porous Boundaries
4. Step One: Speak Your Truth (“Yep, I’m a Person Who Feels Too Much!”)
5. Step Two: Own Your Truth (“Can’t I just promise to eat better?”)
6. Step Three: Reclaim Your Power to Choose (There’s a difference between a compulsion and a choice!!!)
7. Step Four: Reconnect Without Losing Yourself (“I don’t have to leave the party after all!”)
Part Four: It’s Simple, But It’s Not Easy
8. Now Let’s Talk Food
9. Challenging Situations for People Who Feel Too Much
From the Publisher
Here’s the truth: Other people’s drama is making you fat.
You’re a good person. You feel for other people’s troubles and challenges. Heck, you’re probably the go-to person for a whole list of people when the going gets tough!
But is your caring nature keeping you out of the best shape of your life?
Break the cycle and be the loving person you are—without letting other people’s drama keep you from being a hot mamma!
Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much focuses on the keys to weight loss for sensitive people. With a simple, practical program, bestselling author and internationally renowned intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid shows you how to release the extra pounds and create a new, healthy relationship with your body, your weight, and food.
This 4-step, 8-week program will show you how to finally let go of what’s weighing you down, physically and emotionally. You will learn how to:
• Reverse empathy overload and establish healthy boundaries
• Avoid the “noisy” trigger foods that lead to autopilot eating
• Deal with challenging situations and avoid your detours, from procrastination to perfectionism, that sabotage the success you deserve
This book is your guide to having a new healthy, loving relationship with your food and your feelings. It’s the end to other people’s drama—and the beginning to the body (and life) you deserve!
About the Author
COLETTE BARON-REID is an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, life coach, and author. Through a 22-year practice, she has advised over 34,000 clients in 29 countries and for three years toured as the opening speaker with Hay House. Colette's Master Intuitive Coach Institute certifies others in her transformational coaching techniques. "The Colette Baron-Reid Show" airs twice weekly on CBS-owned New Sky Radio and she has appeared on The Dr. Phil Show, "Oprah and Friends" with Dr. Oz and "Coast To Coast," among others.