Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Weight of Happiness - weight loss


  • File Size: 970 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 2, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

The Weight of Happiness - weight loss


This book focuses on the touching journey of Ayelet Kalter, a dietician and eating behavior therapist, and her patient Tamar. A journey that began with the strong desire to lose weight but ended up leading to life changing insights. It’s the intimate story of a brave woman who dares open up before her readers and share in her personal struggle against the Kilograms.

See the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MT5ASBP/



This book is a difficult read. Written in a memoir style, with journal entries as well as seemingly clinical notes, this is a story about weight loss, or the attempt thereof, and how the numbers on a scale should not define a person.

We learn about Tamar and her struggles. What the weight may be doing for her, protecting her from, and we learn about the relationship between client and therapist.

It is gritty and emotional, with intellectual concepts guaranteed to evoke a reaction from the reader.
No two people will get the same results or reaction from this book. 



Ayelet Kalter was formerly the head of a highly regarded weight loss clinic who has transformed into a leading activist against the pursuit of being thin, the illusion industry of dieting and weight discrimination. She is a specialist clinical dietitian for treating obesity and eating behaviors and is the CEO of the ‘Eating Dialog Center’. The center is a leading institute in the field of obesity and eating behaviors in Israel, utilizing both academic and social approaches called "health at every size" (HAES).

Ayelet is RD and has a MSc. in Bio-chemistry and Nutrition from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in collaboration with the School of Social Work of the Tel Aviv University. She has studied family therapy and psychotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University, group guidance at the ‘Telem’ Institute, underwent studies at the Mind and Body Health Center and is on her way to earn a PhD at the Philosophy Faculty of the Tel Aviv University. Kalter has further educated herself under the guidance of Prof. Joh Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness), Prof. Steven Hayes (ACT – acceptance commitment therapy), Dr. Jean Kristeller and others. She also speaks around in conferences domestically and abroad, writes for the local media and attends radio and TV shows as a guest specialist. Additionally, she has served as Chairwoman and spokesperson for the Clinical Dietitians Foundation in Israel (ATID). Finally, Kalter serves as part of the teaching staff for the M.A program of nutrition at the Agriculture Faculty in Rehovot. 

Today, Kalter runs a program designed for professionals – ‘Treating Obesity and Eating Behaviors’. The program takes place at the Hebrew University’s Agriculture Faculty in Rehovot as part of its foreign studies branch.

Ayelet Kalter published 3 books: 
“How Much Does Happiness Weigh - On Food, Body and Spirit", Published by Yediot Acharonot Publishing (2005). 
"All of Us Are Real People - Diet: the Most Successful Failure in the Modern Era", Published by Rimonim publishing and distributed by Keter (2011).
The third book, "Mindful Eating - Free Yourself from the Diet Language" was recently published and is available for purchase on amazon.com

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