“As a physician, I read this book, constantly nodding my head: "yes, that is so true" and "why did I not think of that?" Like Dr. Asher, I have also counseled thousands of patients about the health risks of obesity. This guide provides the most practical, realistic, life-affirming, spirit-building approach to healthy eating and life. It also addresses the ten key steps to maintaining your success. You will learn to reframe your beliefs and your behaviors about what gives you comfort and support. Stop eating with shame; join J and J on a joy-filled journey of health and well-being.”
—Janice Hillman, MD, physician, Adolescent Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"It’s only taken four or five decades to find—finally!—a smart, compassionate, and workable book about weight. Down with body-shaming, dopey nostrums, food quackery, and cringing before mirrors. Up with smart science! Janice Asher (a physician) and Jae Rivera (an anthropologist) have written the ultimate no-diet diet book. Bless them."
—Susan Isaacs, author of Compromising Positions and Takes One to Know One
“Asher and Rivera’s new book The Permanent Weight Loss Plan transcends the usual self-help weight loss program. It provides the sustainable road map we all need to live healthier lives, as well as to improve our relationships with food, ourselves, and our support systems.”
—Ann Steiner, MD, clinical professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
“Dr. Janice Asher and Jae Rivera give us all a practical, evidence-based approach to losing weight. . . . There is no blame in this book, just gradual positive strategies that everyone can benefit from and add up to big life changes. Kudos to the authors for their spectacular accomplishment.”
—Lisa Rosen, MD, clinical assistant professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania