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

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

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by Karen R. Koenig
     
 

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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

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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.

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Praise for Outsmarting Overeating:

“In Outsmarting Overeating, once again Karen R. Koenig engages the reader with new twists on critical issues like handling emotions, eating 'normally,’ and reaching goals. She clearly presents practical, accessible, and effective life skills for taking care of yourself.”
— Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS, editor in chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention

“Essential self-care skills are usually the missing component of problematic eating. Outsmarting Overeating shows you how to effectively navigate life by focusing on key life skills that we all need — for decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and coping with emotions and stress. Readers will appreciate Karen Koenig’s friendly writing style. I highly recommend this book.”
— Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, coauthor of Intuitive Eating

Outsmarting Overeating does more than offer a solid, step-by-step approach to building a healthy relationship with food and eating. It offers a thoughtful, compassionate, effective path for healing your life, emotions, and relationships. Highly recommended!”
— Donald Altman, MA, LPC, author of One-Minute Mindfulness and Art of the Inner Meal

“If you find that your relationship to food and eating is a problem and you want to find a way to change it without dieting, Outsmarting Overeating is sure to add some wonderful tools to your toolbox. Karen R. Koenig’s newest book elevates the self-help genre to a whole new level of writing that will benefit every reader!”
— Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating and coauthor of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes

“This is a nurturing, realistic system for developing healthy life skills and then applying them to eating behaviors.”
— Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

Praise for Karen R. Koenig’s Previous Books:

“What [The Rules of 'Normal’ Eating] offers is a perspective on working through some of the many misbeliefs and setbacks that prevent many of us from eating a 'normal’ diet. Karen outlines what each rule would look like in real life, and gives practical advice for how to start to change lifelong habits into healthier ones.”
— Rebecca Bitzer, The Nutrition Experts, EmpoweredEatingBlog.com

“Using humor, plain talk, examples from her clinical experience, reflection exercises, case studies, and homework, Koenig lets troubled eaters know that their yo-yo patterns of eating and self-care are due to conflicts. She shies away from easy answers and, instead, provides hope and concrete actions to developing a permanent, positive relationship with food.”
Midwest Book Review

“Since women, at least those of us in the Western World, are socialized to be pleasers, Karen Koenig has written a wonderful book to help us save ourselves from ourselves....[Nice Girls Finish Fat] is deceptively simple and chock-full of stories to help readers see themselves in the lessons she teaches. She is a master clinician.”
— Dr. Beth Erickson, author of Marriage Isn’t for Sissies

What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Eating and Weight Issues is a wonderful tool for therapists to gain more insight on the occasional eating and weight problems in clients.”
International Journal of Psychotherapy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608683161
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
01/13/2015
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
375,815
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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