Shades of Hope
A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living
One of the foremost experts on eating addiction, Tennie McCarty uses her own inspiring story, as well as the treatment from her famous retreat center, Shades of Hope, to help readers break the endless cycle of diets.
This is not a guide to losing weight. There are millions of people who bounce from one diet to another without understanding why because they never look beyond their plates. McCarty believes that food addiction is a physical and mental problem with a spiritual solution. An interactive book that asks readers to be a part of their healing, Shades of Hope shares the teachings, therapies, exercises, and mind-set that McCarty has used and developed throughout her career in treating addiction. Drawing from her own personal story, as well as those of her patients, McCarty shows readers how they can create new relationships—with food, their loved ones, and themselves.
“A pioneer in her field who is highly regarded by her peers, [Tennie] combines canny knowledge with intuitive genius, welded together by the hard-earned gifts of her exquisite empathy. She is brilliant.” —Ashley Judd, from the foreword
“… this book will touch on you and change your life. Whether struggling with stuff like food, relationships, shopping, or bottom-basement self-esteem, Tennie shows you how to interrupt the blame, shame and guilt to find your inner good-good self, whatever that may be. The only question now is: Are you ready for her? I hope so. Here’s to that hope . . . in every shade you find it!” —Brad Lamm, Addiction Specialist
“As I read Shades of Hope, I felt as though Tennie were sitting across from me sharing her wisdom. Tennie has given a miraculous gift to us all, she has brought Shades of Hope to us. . . Shades of Hope will open your eyes, and you will start living. Start turning the pages, and begin the life you were supposed to live!” —Ruby Gettinger, author of Ruby’s Diary: Reflections on All I’ve Lost and Gained
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