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Shrink

The Diet for the Mind
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Summary

Philippe Tahon has made a thrilling discovery, and it's something many of us will want to know. This highly sought after London psychotherapist not only has created a unique set of tools that enabled him to lose five stone but is now doing the same for hundreds of others.

In Shrink, Philippe shares his easy programme and teaches you to eat mindfully, intuitively and positively. He encourages you to throw away the rule book and free yourself forever from emotional eating and the diet trap.

In being mindful we can tell how hungry we really are. Using our intuition, we eat only what our body knows is good for us and when. By eating positively, we no longer regard food as the enemy but make friends with it, embracing it for the pleasure and nourishment it brings. 

Philippe's holistic technique gives you back your confidence, allows you to retake control and enjoy food guilt-free. Step by step, his impressive list of clients - including fellow therapists and celebrities - identify the patterns in their eating habits and learn how to eat what they like whilst losing weight for good. 

The simple beauty of this hugely successful programme is that it allows you to 'think like a shrink' and have the body you really want - for life.

©2018 Philippe Tahon (P)2018 Octopus Publishing Group

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Enlightening

This was surprisingly a very enlightening book for me. Such simple concepts that can help you to make significant changes to your lifestyle. It makes me want to kick myself for not thinking of them in the first place! Over the last couple of days I have implemented what was discussed within this book and had no idea how much I was actually eating when my body was telling me I was full.

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Something new to try

I really enjoyed this book. I’m not into mindfulness but after years of battling with my weight and emotionally eating I thought I’d have a listen and I’m pleased I did.
The author talks common sense and makes you really think about why you eat the way you do and I found it enlightening. I am trying a few of his techniques and feel I’m on a much healthier path to loosing weight and keeping it off instead of starving myself and giving up.

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  • 02-01-19

Life changing if you follow the advice

once in awhile a book comes along that you just know you will listen to again and again. this is one of those books. if you have any desire to get in touch with your body, emotions and habits read this book.

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  • 26-01-19

Insightful

Easy listen that makes you stop and reflect on your own habbits. Some very handy take away points.

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Important read!

I loved this book. The main reason is that it addresses the fact that what we are presented with by the media (fast track weight loss, cure all detoxes) are really misleading. He talks about mindfulness and having a healthy approach to your diet which I think is key! Highly recommend this book!

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Write everything down until you’ve no time left to eat!

This book asks you to journal so many things that you wouldn’t have time to eat. It talks a lot about the need to understand why you’re eating the way you are but little in the way of finding it out. Time with a therapist would be better spend of this money!

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Make sense

Despite the fact that it says nothing new it come across the basic facts we all know with the needed motivation and plan to fulfill
As a Muslim it felt like explaining how to eat like a Muslim, not to eat except when hungry and not to eat beyond fullness
I do really recommend it

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  • Reem Taye
  • 24-01-19

Truly a transforming book

Phillippe gets to the heart of the issue why we all overeat - something underlying that we refuse to address. If you want the book to give you an instant solution, you should probably look elsewhere. Instead, he leads you down a path of listening to yourself, your needs, your body to figure out when you're done eating. As someone who only dabbles in evidence-based science, the self-guided therapies in this book truly were something I'd never explored with eating, and they've improved my relationship with food much like standard therapy has improved my relationship with people.