Book | Breaking Up with Food: Maria’s Last Diet

By Kenneth Schwarz Ph.D. and Julie North Schwarz

Symmetry Press

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet is a novel of passionate weight loss written to deliver self-help in the form of a gripping, inspirational story. By making it a novel, it breaks the didactic feel of the “how to” book, and delivers the self-help in surround sound, like in a movie. Immersing the reader in Maria’s psychology makes the dieting slash weight loss process as absorbent as possible.

This book isn’t just about Maria. It’s fiction, but there is a real story behind it. It’s Maria: it’s you; it’s any woman who has trouble dieting; it’s for those who can’t stay on a diet, for those who stay on but at some point gain it all back.

It’s for those who keep trying and failing, for those who keep dreaming about losing weight, and for those who have given up the dream and want it back.


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About the Author:

Kenneth Schwarz PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst practicing in Connecticut USA. Dr. Schwarz writes with his wife, the writer Julie North Schwarz. Books by the authors include the novel Breaking Up With Food: Maria's Last Diet, the three-volume Psych Your Diet series, Stop Your Emotional Eating, Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose Weight, How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat, 99 Essential Weight Loss Blogposts, and How to Break the Seven Rules of Women Who Stay Fat. The Schwarzes blog at Their blog is for women who need help solving problems preventing them from losing weight.