This book changed my life and if your struggles sound anything like mine, read this book! Numerous failed fad diets led to feelings of hopelessness and suicide. Her personal recovery began in 1967. My marriage and friendships have blossomed because I had inadvertently become a new person. I am practicing mindfulness and getting rid of the compulsions - I am attempting to think before I eat or decide to go and get fast food. Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions? My problem is not learning control.
Portion control and self-control in these areas is often not possible for me. Not something you go out and buy because you are alone and you need comfort as I tend to do when I have money. So I have a problem, an addiction, clearly, but it's not bad enough as to make me the intended audience for this book. The spine may show signs of wear. The terrible truth is that for certain individuals, refined carbohydrates can trigger the addictive process. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Health Communications, Incorporated, 1993. Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters.
Since its publication, Food Addiction has become a primary resource for food addicts and compulsive eaters. I tackled my addiction, very slowly at first by just avoiding certain foods. She is a charter member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the host of the Food Addiction Conference for America Online's Addictions and Recovery Forum. But this book deals with binging and purging, something I have never done. This book has also given me a deeper understanding of addiction in general. There are suggestions about food choices and even a meal plan.
Here food addiction is defined, trigger foods are identified and consequences of food addiction are revealed. That's the food I have been abstaining from. Or at least once weekly. My problem is that with all the illnesses and addictions I have anxiety, depression, compulsive shopping, overeating , I always fall somewhere in the middle. This book is an effort to help you understand and solve the problems of compulsive eating.
I ignored the stuff about fat being bad. This book describes it exactly but recommeds that I give up all sugar, carbohydrates, processed foods. Best of all, a food plan that doesn't involve hunger! She conducts five-day intensive stabilization and weekend workshops for food addicts worldwide. It is worthy of note that Sheppard treats food addiction as an addiction and not as a weight problem to be fixed by diets. I cannot emphasise enough that anyone suffering from an eating disorder of any kind should seek professional counselling and medical advice. No use to experiment around with the symptom, whatever it is. I read it about 10 years ago.
It's funny how fat being unhealthy is so ingrained she didn't even discuss it. Believe me, when I was younger I tried to make myself vomit. The first month was hell. A lifetime eating plan demonstrating how to stick with a healthful food plan for the long term is also provided. Can one cookie destroy all your good intentions? If you are in advance stages of food addiction despair, this book might prove useful to you.
It helps that she knows what she's talking about. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food. You may lose weight, but you'll be just shifting symptoms you can welcome another kind of eating disorder, say anorexia or bulimia, or orthorexia, or exercise bulimia. Her solution is abstinence from all trigger foods. Today, I am a strong, 160lb woman who now looks to the future rather than hiding from it. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Do you eat when you are disappointed, tense or anxious? Bookseller: , Washington, United States. I owe all of this to discovering this book. I would recommend it if you're looking to understand why food isn't making you happy though you firmly believe it will. For a food addict, relapse is an ever present danger which begins in the mind before reaching for that cupcake or other trigger food. The terrible truth is that for certain individuals, refined carbohydrates can trigger the addictive process.
I came across this book after reading several praises on Amazon reviews and instantly purchased it and read it immediately. I did like that the author, Kay Sheppard, has struggled with food addiction herself. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Health Communications, Incorporated, 1993. I had an epiphany one day when I realized that I couldn't just eat part of a pint. But then it clicked: I'm addicted to this and the way it makes me feel.