How to Manage Cravings, Reduce Stress, and Stop Hating Your Body
Are you obsessing about food day and night? Do you feel out of control around certain foods? Do you continue to overeat and binge despite consequences? In The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook, physician and eating disorder and addiction specialist, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS offers the proven-effective Anchor Program™ to help you understand why you may have a food addiction and how to recover.
When it comes to addiction, abstinence isn’t always the answer—and with food addiction, abstinence is not possible; we have to eat to live. So you may feel hopeless and helpless in the face of your food cravings, obsessive thoughts about food and emotional shame associated with loss of control around food. But there is hope.
The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this workbook 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 will know intuitively how to feed your body, and you’ll make peace with food and with your body. Anyone who’s been on the diet treadmill will admit that it doesn’t instantly bring health or happiness. It’s a red herring for the real issue, the misuse of food to solve a problem that has nothing to do with food.
The Anchor Program™ described in this book offers a whole-person approach that blends practical information on managing addictive symptoms and regulating emotions without relying on food. If you’re ready to uncover the true cause of your food addiction, then The Anchor Program™ is the next step.
Ross, Carolyn Coker. The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook: How To Manage Cravings, Reduce Stress, and Stop Hating Your Body. New Harbinger. Sept. 2017. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781626252097. $24.95. HEALTH
While there’s a plethora of diet books on the market, few deal with food addiction, characterized by obsession and out-
of-control eating. Physician Ross (The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook), former head of the eating disorder program at the treatment center Sierra Tucson, CA, claims that sufferers need to be anchored in their authentic selves in order to manage body dissatisfaction and stressful emotions without food. To achieve this goal, she has compiled a workbook complete with case studies, self-examinations, and exercises that allow readers to analyze their attachment style, develop new core beliefs, and thrive in recovery. VERDICT A much-needed book for those who suffer from food addiction. Readers may want to purchase their own copies so they can write in their answers and complete the various activities. – Library Journal
(from the book)
Carolyn Coker Ross is a leading authority in the use of integrative medicine for eating disorders and addictions. Her new book offers a compassionate and highly effective approach to treating individuals with these problems. She offers both expertise and hope in showing us possibilities for transformation and healing at the deepest levels.
–Andrew Weil, MD
author of Mind Over Meds and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook is an important, much-needed resource in the field of eating disorders. Carolyn Coker Ross once again blends cutting-edge science with clinical wisdom and compassionate, practical tools. I highly recommend this book!
author of Goodbye Ed, Hello Me and Life Without Ed, and coauthor of Almost Anorexic