Overcoming Overeating

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The reissue of a classic in healthy living, with more than 300,000 copies sold!

Diet/binge. good food/bad food. punishment/reward. These are the compulsive eater's nightmares, a long-time pattern of recrimination and guilt that ultimately leads to more overeating and more weight gain. In an updated edition, here is the ground-breaking, step-by-step plan that doesn't control eating habits but cures them instead, once and for all. Overcoming ...

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Overview

The reissue of a classic in healthy living, with more than 300,000 copies sold!

Diet/binge. good food/bad food. punishment/reward. These are the compulsive eater's nightmares, a long-time pattern of recrimination and guilt that ultimately leads to more overeating and more weight gain. In an updated edition, here is the ground-breaking, step-by-step plan that doesn't control eating habits but cures them instead, once and for all. Overcoming Overeating will show you how to:

* Give up dieting forever
* Eat from true stomach hunger instead of "mouth hunger"
* Stop overeating and lose weight naturally
* Move beyond a preoccupation with eating and weight in order to live a more satisfying life

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hirschmann and Munter here present a three-part program to help overeaters. The authors warn against dieting, and focus on the ability to distinguish ``stomach hunger''--the body's legitimate need for sustenance--from the artificial cravings brought on by emotional deficiencies. ``The book is wordy but engagingly informal and accessible,'' commented PW. June
Publisher's Weekly - Reed Business Information
Hirschman and Munter, who teach at Manhattan's New School for Social Research and conduct therapy groups, here present a three-part program to help overeaters to "live free in a world of food." The authors warn against dieting, with its weight-off-on-again discouragements, focusing on methods successfully adopted by their clients. Case histories dramatize the results of learning to distinguish "stomach hunger"the body's legitimate need for sustenance and artificial craving for treats as substitu
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456413330
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 188,076
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane R. Hirschmann, M.S.W., and Carol M. Munter are psychotherapists in New York City. They are both on the faculty of the New School for Social Research. Ms. Hirschmann is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work and is the coauthor of Preventing Childhood Eating Problems, a book about children and eating. Ms. Munter started the first anti-dieting group for women with compulsive eating problems in 1970.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2010

    Good Stuff.

    It's seems as though I've been on a diet for twenty years. I'm not even finished with this book yet and already... It has taught a new way of looking at myself (most importantly) and my eating habits. As I did find myself gazing into the fridge looking for something, anything. I stopped and questioned "What am I doing? Am I even hungry at all?" I have never really stopped and asked myself that question before. In the past two days I have been asking myself this often. It's amazing to me how often I am eating when I am not even physiologically hungry.

    I'm not saying that I am cured of compulsive eating, I'm sure I have a ways to go. I do feel that this book may have set me on the right path however.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Inspirational!

    This book changed my life. I suffer from an eating disorder and this book gave me the confidence to change the way I look at my body. It showed me the path to a healthier and happier life. I found it at the perfect time when I was willing to do just about anything to start feeling better. I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering from an eating disorder or body image issues. You will not be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2006

    The most amazing book I've ever read!

    The only reason I read this book was because of what all the other reviews said. I felt like the book was written about me and to know others have the same problem was so comforting. It's been a week and I can't believe how much it's already helped. It's a therapist in a 200 page book. If you have problems overeating don't pass this book up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    Excellent

    I have only gotten through the first few chapters of this book but it's as if the author is speaking directly to me. The life examples of the author, although different from mine, show just how I am not alone with my problem with food. It's right-on, direct and NOT condesending in the least bit. Please, if you have any questions, doubts or concerns that you have trouble with binge eating I urge you to buy this book. At least check it out from your local library! It's worth it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    Seeing things in a whole new light!

    I'm only to chapter 5 of this book and I can already say that I would highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they are overweight. It's a feel good book! It's a complete 180 from what many other books, trainers, dieticians, etc say. It's teaching me to stop the self hatred/dislike and helping me become excited about life-possibly for the first time ever! If you are considering buying this book, just take the chance and spend the $7.50. I have all the faith that it will be worth AT LEAST that amount. :-) Email me if you want to know more of my opinion on the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2000

    In Your research, START WITH THIS BOOK!

    I was completely unaware(maybe by choice...) of my problem with food until the day I was randomly flipping through this book. At the end is a self-test for compulsive overeaters to take - I did not even finish the test. The questions alone open my eyes wide to the hidden problem. I have read and re-read this book several times over the last few months cannot recommend it enough. Do yourself a favor, a big favor, pick this up and begin the suggestions as soon as possible. By the way, you might need a padlock for your shelf - buy the book and see what I mean...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2013

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    Highly Recommended - stop the diet/binge cycle

    As a compulsive dieter, I have learned "how" to stop the yo-yo diet cycle from reading the instructions in this book and to make significant changes in how, why, and when I eat so that food is not the focal point in my every day living. Although this book advocates a more radical approach--stop dieting altogether--it does help you to move past the constant thoughts of eating/weight to living a more satisfied life in general. Very good read!

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Great Book!

    If you have already tried all the fade diets, and exercise programs and can only lose weight temporarily, only to binge it all back later, than this is the book for you! Nothing crazy in this book, it's all common sense that was either never taught directly too us or just lost along the way. Give this book a chance, it's awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2003

    Life-changing!!!

    This book was recommended by a therapist to whom I went for dealing with overeating and body hatred. This changed my life! The authors ask tough questions to help you figure out WHY you overeat. Also, there is a lot of wonderful material on body acceptance and what's really important in life (hint: it's not the size of your thighs). This is one you will want to read over and over again as you go deeper and deeper into this journey of self-acceptance and changing your behavior. This book gave me a huge start on how to take care of myself and how to define myself beyond my weight. I am so thankful to the authors and I've been recommending this book to lots of people!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2002

    Learn to Live Life and Love Yourself

    This book is nothing short of a classic. It is sensible and it actually works. I would recommend it to anyone who has a problem with binge eating or has body image issues. It will teach you to be comfortable with food again, not terrified of it. Weight loss is inevitable with this process (unless you are already at your body's natural set point) but by the time you reach weight loss you won't care anymore. The best part of the process is the enourmous satisfaction of meeting my hunger with the foods I love. But a word of advice--don't read this book unless you are SURe you're done with diets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    saved my life

    I bought this book about 12 years ago, when I was 30 years old, after having been an overweight compulsive binge eater from the age of 14 and after having read dozens and dozens of diet books, been a member of OA, and tried everything else. A very high achiever, I thought that overeating was the only thing in my life I couldn't fix. This book changed everything, and I still feel incredibly grateful. Food is no longer an issue in my life, but (mostly) a simple pleasure. I stumbled on it here because I was looking for a book that would allow me to raise my baby daughter to have the healthy, normal attitude toward food that this book gave me. Most important thing: you have to trust the wisdom of Hirschmann and Munter's method, not be afraid of the permission it give you to eat, and really be willing to commit to never dieting again, but to accept your natural, comfortable weight. This book won't make you model-thin unless that is your natural weight, but if you trust it, it will make you comfortable with your body and with food (which means that your weight will normalize). It takes time: don't expect instant success. (Having a group to do it with also helps). Good luck!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2001

    don't let the pub. date fool you

    going through the self help section at the library one day i picked up this book and saw that it was published in 1989 and thought to myself this book can't be too much help in my quest to overcome the problems i was having with food and image of myself, but it was amazingly right on. i read the book about 5 months ago and i have never felt better about myself and my relationship with food. after 5 years of going on and off diets and starving myself and binging, i have now overcome all of that in great part to the steps and guidance that i recieved in this book. it is defiently worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    Unbelievably good!!!

    If you buy this book and follow the instructions given to you, fantastic things are going to happen to you. This book is about YOU and not eating, BUT miraculously it will change the way you look at food for good. You will learn to love yourself the way you have always deserved it!!!! And last, I would like to add a hint to the last reviewer's comment about the padlock you will need: the lock is not to keep the food from YOU! :-)

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