This program includes an introduction read by the author.
Gary Foster's The Shift is not about what to eat or not eat. It’s not about when to eat. It’s about building thinking habits, proven through science, that help you lose weight.
Can you lose weight before you value your body? Are big goals needed to achieve big results? Do you deserve to go it alone because you got yourself into this? Is it possible for a weight loss journey to avoid setbacks? Must gratitude and happiness wait until you’ve succeeded at your wellness goal?
No. To all of it.
Dr. Foster’s 7 Mindset Shifts show you how—and why—to treat yourself in a way that feels better and primes you for likelier success. His argument and the techniques in each chapter, built on years of research and breakthroughs in cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology, can lead to results on the scale—but, more important, in your own thinking. The Shift flips old-fashioned weight-loss theory on its head, training you to recognize when your thinking is taking you away from your goals, to focus on action rather than outcome, and to value non-scale victories more than the number on the digital display. It’s evidence-based motivation—and it really works!
The 7 Mindset Shifts include learning to enhance the traits you like best about yourself, leaning into your strengths, appreciating the power of small steps (and more frequent reward), finding your people, and truly relaxing into happiness and gratitude.
“Diet thinking” isn’t habit-forming; mindset thinking is. And muscular yet kind mental habits, like the ones found in The Shift, are key to permanent, positive change.
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Gary Foster, Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer at WW (formerly Weight Watchers International). He is the founder and former director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University, and he served as clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on the psychology, causes, and treatment of obesity and has worked with thousands of people in group and individual settings. He lives in Philadelphia.