Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions

Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions

by Cynthia M. Bulik, Nadine Taylor
     
 

The first book to address a disturbing new trend: dangerous eating patterns in midlife women that can have serious health consequences.

Struggling to cope with the stress of menopause, empty nest syndrome, caring for ailing parents, work overload, and the cultural emphasis on youth and beauty, more and more women find themselves eating compulsively to ease

Overview

The first book to address a disturbing new trend: dangerous eating patterns in midlife women that can have serious health consequences.

Struggling to cope with the stress of menopause, empty nest syndrome, caring for ailing parents, work overload, and the cultural emphasis on youth and beauty, more and more women find themselves eating compulsively to ease tension, manage anxiety, quell depression, and distract themselves from what's really eating them. Others obsessively follow strict diets or exercise excessively.

In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., and dietitian Nadine Taylor team up to present a patient-tested 8-step program to help women regain a healthy relationship with food. Readers also will find:
o A thorough explanation of the full spectrum of
Runaway Eating behaviors, from occasional lapses into binge eating to restrictive dieting to compulsive exercising o Alternative ways to alleviate anxiety and defuse depression o Practical strategies for managing the menopausal symptoms that often lead to disordered eating

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There is no question that food misuse in this country constitutes an epidemic. Approximately 64.5 million American women are overweight, and more than half of them are classifiably obese. Clinical psychologist Bulik (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and dietician Taylor (Natural Menopause Remedies) are concerned with a group of problem eaters that has been steadily growing in the last five years: women in midlife and beyond. In Part 1, the authors define "runaway eating" as the "consistent use of food or food-related behavior to deal with unpleasant feelings." They discuss the causes, the risk factors, and, perhaps most interesting, why such problems arise in midlife. Part 2 provides an "8-Point Plan To Conquer Runaway Eating"-e.g., "eat on time and in time," "identify your triggers," "manage menopausal symptoms," and "pare down perfectionism." This very readable book, which is dotted with anecdotal experiences, is particularly noteworthy because it emphasizes eating problems in middle-aged and older women. Suitable for consumer health collections in public libraries.-Linda M.G.Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594860386
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

CYNTHIA M. BULIK, PH.D., is the William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program. She currently resides in Chapel Hill.

NADINE TAYLOR, M.S., R.D., a registered dietitian, is chair of the Women's Health Council of the American Nutraceutical Association. Author of Natural Menopause Remedies and If You Think You Have an Eating Disorder, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

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