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Life Inside the "Thin" Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter [Paperback]

By Constance Rhodes (Author)
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Item description for Life Inside the "Thin" Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter by Constance Rhodes...

Addressing the many dimensions of "chronic dieting, " "Life Inside the "Thin" Cage" offers a wake-up call and practical steps to those who need healing.

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Frustrated by the often unrealistic standards of beauty presented by today's media, many women have become trapped in a never-ending pattern of chronic dieting. Daily they endure destructive self-talk such as "I can't eat that or I'll get fat" or "If I could just lose a few more pounds everything would be better."
Chronic dieters may be any shape or size but they have one thing in common: They are often left to suffer alone with an undiagnosed "sub-clinical" eating disorder. Such sub-clinical disorders include eating habits that are unusual, even unhealthy, but do not fit the technical classifications of anorexia or bulimia.
Addressing the many dimension of "chronic dieting," "Life Inside the "Thin" Cage" offers a wake-up call and practical steps to those who need healing. Readers will find personal stories, insights into their secret patterns and habits, reassurance that they are not alone, checklists, self-tests, and, best of all, a new road to emotional, physical, mental and spiritual freedom.""

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  • Christian Retailing - 09/22/2003 page 21

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Shaw Books
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2003
Publisher   Shaw Books
ISBN  0877880387  
ISBN13  9780877880387  

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More About Constance Rhodes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Constance Rhodes is a former marketing director for EMI Christian Music Group where she worked with artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Delirious, Margaret Becker, and Newsboys. For years, Constance herself struggled with a -sub-clinical- eating disorder. Today she is the founder of FINDINGbalance, a multi-faceted organization dedicating to helping people achieve balance in the areas of eating, image, and life. Constance and her husband, AJ, live in Franklin, Tennessee, with their son, Christian.

Constance Rhodes currently resides in Franklin, in the state of Tennessee.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Loss
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Exercise & Fitness > General
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Women's Health > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Womens Issues

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Reviews - What do customers think about Life Inside the "Thin" Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter?

DID I WRITE THIS??  Aug 23, 2006
I happened upon this book by 'chance' (in other words, the hand of God, in my opinion) and when I read the back, a tear trickled down my face.

Having been overweight much of my life and now being a chronic dieter, I could resonate with Constance's words - I think those thoughts she expressed. I don't fit the DSM-IV diagnoses for bulimia or anorexia. I'm 'different'. She is so right - there is a constant battle going on in my mind regarding weight, eating, and exercising. I am addicted to food AND exercising. It governs my every waking thought and even governs my day and how I spend my time. It's insane, I know. Finding balance is something I am working on. The sad thing? Losing weight DEFINITELY changed my life (I lost 70 lbs) and people DO treat you differently (I've never been treated better than I have in the the years since I lost weight). So, it's hard not to be addicted to dieting when the results are so positive. But are they healthy? That is something I am working out. Thank you, Constance, for speaking what I feel!!!!
A real look at real life  May 3, 2003
Constance digs deep in her work...which affects nearly everyone at some point in their life (if we were to be honest). From the anorexic to the severely [overweight]...wishing our bodies were something else is the norm and our world can often revolve around it. This book is a great book of encouragement and sound advice from a clinical standpoint. I'd highly recommend it to anyone!
The Key to the Cage  Apr 27, 2003
We can draw on the stories of others to find our way out. Constance manages to talk openly about her struggle with a sub clinical ED which allows the reader to find shelter and acceptance. Fellow sub ED journeymen will realize they are not alone and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I believe her willingness to be vulnerable and create a public medium for sub clinical ED materialwill spur an increase in hope and help. The frustrating reality of our weight, our identity our ability to feel at "peace" with living is exhausting. When you read the pages of the "Thin" Cage a framework is given to your experience--you will recognize your behavior, your feelings, your habits, your rituals. And then you will realize you too want Balance. Constances' material will help you find the path to balance. Good reading!

WOW...Guys Read this Too!  Apr 21, 2003
What a marvelous resource - while I am a male reader I needed to understand women my sons will date, women in our family trapped in this cage like my niece, my sister, my cousin. Powerful and honest. Thank YOU Constance for this excellent title.
Words offer hope and healing  Apr 21, 2003
Although estimates vary across studies, eating disorders are disturbingly common. Even more common than Anorexia and Bulimia, however, are a spectrum of problems which fail to reach certain diagnostic thresholds called Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS). These disorders are rarely diagnosed and, consequently, are very infrequently treated. To the millions of people who suffer from so-called sub-clinical eating disorders, however, their impact is very significant.

In her work, Life Inside the "Thin" Cage, Constance Rhodes writes with transparency and disarming honesty about her own long struggle with EDNOS and bolsters her message with contemporary examples and insights derived from recent research. As a clinical psychologist, I find her tale to be familiar (and ultimately heartening) - the story of a driven, achievement-oriented, young woman on a quest for perfection who equates her value with the way she looks. Through a variety of events, she comes to the realization that she has a problem and ultimately succeeds in altering her orientation toward life (and toward food). In the process, she becomes increasingly balanced, healthy, and whole. She gently suggests that the transformation she has experienced is available to others and offers what I believe is a very helpful framework for a journey toward health. Importantly, she does not make unrealistic promises and (in contrast to many self-help books) does not offer a "quick-fix" but rather conveys the message that change is often a slow process, and a painful one at that.

I am an enthusiastic fan of Life Inside the "Thin" Cage and believe it raises awareness of a very significant problem while also offering words of hope and healing. It is a very important resource that deserves to be read widely and that can serve as a reliable guide for individuals interested in engaging in meaningful change and in finding freedom from unhealthy relationships both with food and with their own bodies.


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