Overcoming the Legacy of Overeating: How to Change Your Negative Eating Patterns

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Examines the link between negative eating patterns and the bond between mother and daughter. Fuchs addresses the relationship between the emotional and physiological reasons for overeating, including biochemical components that may be responsible for depression and food cravings. This updated edition contains new information on genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors that can contribute to the cycle of overeating and offers meal plans and affirmations to combat it.

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Overview

Examines the link between negative eating patterns and the bond between mother and daughter. Fuchs addresses the relationship between the emotional and physiological reasons for overeating, including biochemical components that may be responsible for depression and food cravings. This updated edition contains new information on genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors that can contribute to the cycle of overeating and offers meal plans and affirmations to combat it.

"...examines how eating problems involve not only physiological issues, but also emotional ones, the roots of which are oftentimes found in habits & behaviors developed as a child."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737302554
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D., is the author of The Nutrition Detective.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Why a Nutritionist? And why this Nutritionist? xi
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xix
Part 1 Generations of Pain 1
1. From Mother to Child to Grandchild: How It Began and How It Can End 3
2. First Things First: Affirmations, Visualization, Meditation, and Exercise 17
Part 2 In the Beginning--and the End--Was Food 33
3. Food as Love 37
4. Food as Attention and Approval 41
5. Feeding Others as Camouflage 47
6. Food Replaces Feelings 51
7. Food as Reward or Punishment 57
8. Food as Power Struggle 65
9. Food: The Mother Who's Not There, or Never Was 71
Part 3 Emotional Answers to Emotional Problems 79
10. Learning the Meaning of Hunger: The Solution to Eating Constantly 81
11. Learning to Plan Ahead: The Solution to Procrastinating 89
12. Learning a "Better Than" Approach: The Solution to Being a Perfectionist 97
13. Learning to Pace Yourself: The Solution to Eating for the Past or Future 109
14. Learning How to Make Choices: The Solution to Being Overdisciplined 117
15. Finding Security Within Yourself: The Solution to Feeling Lonely or Abandoned 125
16. Learning to Enjoy Yourself: The Solution to Being Bored 131
17. Learning to Express Yourself: The Solution to Swallowing Anger and Other Emotions 137
Part 4 Physiological Answers to Physiological Problems 143
18. Feeling Satisfied with Starches: The Amino-Acid Solution to Carbohydrate Bingeing 147
19. Getting Unhooked from Sugar: Diets for Low Blood Sugar and Candida 161
20. Overcoming Chocolate Cravings: The Magnesium Solution 181
21. Eliminating Allergies and Food Sensitivities: The Rotation-Diet Solution to Food Cravings 189
22. Alleviating Depression: Correcting Chemical Imbalances 199
Part 5 Your New Program 209
23. Good Foods, Bad Foods 213
24. How to Design Your Own Eating Plan 225
25. How to Survive Holidays and Other Celebrations 233
26. Supporting Yourself 247
27. How Herbs and Nutritional Supplements Can Help 263
Afterword 281
Resources 285
Index 297
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