Janice Asher & Jae Rivera

Co- authors of The Permanent Weight Loss Plan: A 10-Step Approach to Ending Yo-Yo Dieting

Janice Asher, MD is a board‑certified obstetrician/gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as the Director of Women’s Health at the Student Health Service (1989–2018) and also began the MILE (mindful, intuitive living & eating) program. She has counseled over one hundred patients on how to lose weight and keep the weight off for good. 
Jae Rivera is a PhD student in Bioarchaeology at the University of Florida, where she is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and National Academies of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Ford Predoctoral Fellow. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Open Research Fellowship to Peru. Jae Rivera is her pen name. 

Diets come and go, and the scale needle swings as you drop pounds and then gain them back. But what if there were a weight loss solution for forever? Not another fad diet based on deprivation and restriction, but a holistic system for shedding pounds and maintaining your weight?  In  The Permanent Weight Loss Plan:  A 10-Step Approach to Ending Yo-Yo Dieting (January 2020; Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN 978‑1‑5107‑5148‑4; $18.99; Original Trade Paperback); co-authors Janice Asher, M.D. and Fulbright Open Research Fellow, Jae Rivera, reveal (from their own first-hand experiences), that it’s not just about the food you eat or don’t eat—it’s about a mindset and lifestyle change. After collectively losing 170 pounds and maintaining their weight for years, Janice and Jae share scientific evidence, personal experiences, and practical insights on how you can successfully reframe your relationship with food. 

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