When we constantly feel hungry and overeat, sometimes it’s not about the food. In this important book, an expert presents the proven-effective Anchor System to help people finally end their struggles with emotional eating and body image issues.
For over fifty years, nutritional and medical scientists have dissected the problem of obesity. The result of this half-century of investigation has been a series of recommendations about what and how much to eat, and an unintended consequence is that we’ve been deprived of the joy of eating. From low-fat diets to the no-carb craze, the market has been continually flooded with one assortment of fad products and diets after another. So, when does it end?
If you’re struggling with emotional overeating, you should know that you don’t need to deny yourself certain foods. In The Emotional Eating Workbook, you’ll learn about the real psychological needs that underlie your food cravings, how to meet those needs in positive ways, be mindful of your body, and find the deep satisfaction many overeaters seek in food.
It’s not about food. It’s about how food is used to self-soothe, numb ourselves against the pain of living, or self-medicate in coping with stress and unresolved emotions. The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this book is not about dieting. It’s about being anchored to your true, authentic self. When you find your unique anchor, you will relate better to your body, you’ll know intuitively how to feed your body, and you’ll reach the make peace with food and with your body.
The Emotional Eating Workbook is a delightful, informative, and passionate tour of the underpinnings of emotional eating. It is filled with timely and effective tools designed to end one’s battle with food. As a reader-friendly text, it will serve as an important work in the treatment of emotional eating.
Book review submitted by Ralph E. Carson, RD, PhD, consultant for the Pine Grove Women’s Center at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, MS, and board member of The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals