This revealing and useful book tells how emotions can cause bad eating habits and provides an effective antidote to radical crash diets. The author uses a cognitive-behavioral approach, and offers an encouraging alternative to current theories on the causes on overeating, such as psychopathology, addiction, or moral weakness. Emotional Eating shows how to identify individual patterns of emotional eating, and then tells readers how to respond to these patterns. Filled with tables charts, and self-assessment tests, Emotional Eating can help you learn self-control by identifying emotional triggers and developing alternative behaviors.
"This pioneering book gives individuals the tools they need to take charge of their emotions . . . and effectively manage their weight. Highly recommAnded." (John P. Foreyt, Ph.D., director, Nutrition Research Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine)
"Anyone who has struggled with eating and weight will feel empowered by Abramson's emphasis on self-determination. . . . Emotional Eating is a very important addition to the bibliotherapy library." (BrAnda L. Wolfe, Ph.D., director, Research/Client Relations, Jenny Craig, Inc.)
The connection between emotions and eating; are you an emotional eater?; why emotional eating?; dieting and emotions; eating and self-nurturance; identifying emotions; depression and eating; anxiety and eating; boredom, loneliness and eating; anger and eating; sex, marriage and weight; the decision to diet.