The SHIFT, Dr. Gary Foster with Ashley Russo

 Join us as we welcome Dr. Gary Foster for an enlightening hour in conversation with Ashley Russo about his brand new book, THE SHIFT. The program will be held via zoom, registration is free, but required. The book can be pre-ordered below and will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Registrants will receive a 20% discount at checkout (if picked up in person). Not local? Complementary media mail for attendees of the session. 

THE SHIFT: 7 Powerful Mindset Changes for lasting Weight Loss, Gary Foster, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, WW

Dr. Gary Foster's THE SHIFT (St. Martin’s Press, 10/5) 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.

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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
  • Truly relaxing into happiness and gratitude.
  • “Diet thinking” isn’t habit-forming; mindset thinking is. And strong yet kind mental habits, like the ones found in THE SHIFT, are key to permanent, positive change.

About the author: 

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 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.

About the host: 

Ashley Russo, president of ASR Media Productions, is a four-time Emmy® award-winning executive producer and host of The PEAK TV and St. Luke’s HealthNow. A twenty-year media veteran, Ashley graduated from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is also the creator and host of a weekly podcast, Unscripted with Russo.


"What a remarkable book from one of the world’s foremost authorities on weight and wellbeing. With rare kindness and abundant wisdom, Gary Foster helps us see the central roles of self-compassion and mindful planning in achieving success. This book will dramatically shift the way that all of us, including health professionals, approach weight management."—Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D., Albert Stunkard Professor in Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

"Shifting your mindset toward successful and lasting weight loss is easier than ever now that Dr. Foster has distilled the complexity of behavioral science into practical, easy-to-understand and bite-sized action steps for a healthier and happier life."—Robert Kushner, M.D., Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine and author of Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!


Event date: 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00pm

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The Shift: 7 Powerful Mindset Changes for Lasting Weight Loss Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250277756
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 5th, 2021