Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

by Karen R. Koenig
Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems

by Karen R. Koenig

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Overview

Use Life Skills, Not Willpower, to Stop Overeating

The reason you turn to food when you’re stressed or distressed is that you don’t have better ways of managing life’s ups and downs. According to Karen R. Koenig, an expert on the psychology of eating, you can transform your eating habits — and your life — by developing effective life skills. When you have enhanced skills, you won’t need to turn to mindless eating to make it through the day and will get the best out of life rather than letting life get the best of you. With Koenig’s guidance, you’ll learn how to establish and maintain functional relationships, take care of yourself physically and emotionally, think rationally, and create a passionate, joyful, and meaningful life. When these behaviors take root and become automatic, food becomes what it is meant to be: nourishment and one of life’s many pleasures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608683161
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 606,866
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, MEd,, a psychotherapist, coach, and speaker, has been focusing on eating and weight issues for 30 years. A frequently quoted expert in both the popular media and professional literature, she lives in Sarasota, FL.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Life Skills Preassessment 5

Chapter 1. The Definition and Purpose of Life Skills
Is Excelling at Cleaning My Plate a Life Skill? 11

Chapter 2. Wellness and Physical Self-Care
You Mean My Body’s Not Like a Self-Cleaning Oven? 29

Chapter 3. Handling Emotions
I Thought That’s What a Spoon and Fork Were For! 47

Chapter 4. Living Consciously
I’m Conscious Only of Wanting to Go Unconscious! 67

Chapter 5. Building and Maintaining Relationships
I Already Have a Great Relationship...with My Refrigerator! 85

Chapter 6. Self-Regulation
There’s Something Besides an On-Off Switch? 103

Chapter 7. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Is Critical Thinking Different from Thinking Critically about Myself? 123

Chapter 8. Setting and Reaching Goals
What If I Can’t Get There from Here? 141

Chapter 9. Balancing Work and Play
All Work and No Play Makes Jack . . . Crave a Snack! 161
Life Skills Postassessment 182

Chapter 10. Integrating Life Skills into Eating “Normally”
I Get It — Gain the Life Skills, Lose the Food Problem! 189

Acknowledgments 203
Notes 205
Index 209
About the Author 217
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