Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever

Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever

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by Roger Gould
     
 

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Studies show that the reason why many people gain weight—and keep it on—is emotional eating, not physical eating. Now Dr. Roger Gould, a psychotherapist and a leading authority on emotional eating, shows how to overcome fear, anxiety, and other stresses and stop using food as an over-the-counter tranquilizer that can cause weight gain. With 12 practical…  See more details below

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Studies show that the reason why many people gain weight—and keep it on—is emotional eating, not physical eating. Now Dr. Roger Gould, a psychotherapist and a leading authority on emotional eating, shows how to overcome fear, anxiety, and other stresses and stop using food as an over-the-counter tranquilizer that can cause weight gain. With 12 practical ways to stop emotional eating and an eight-session program, Dr. Gould helps you become your own eating therapist and shrink yourself for good.

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""In Shrink Yourself, Dr. Gould offers a simple but profound truth: hunger originates in your mind, not your belly. This empowering book will allow you to lose weight by recognizing the psychological stumbling blocks in your life that contribute to your emotional eating. If you're fed up with yo-yo diets that leave you feeling frustrated, confused, and powerless, you owe it to yourself to read the wisdom in this book.""
- Joseph J. Luciani, Ph.D., author of Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety and Depression

""Some things in life we can change; some things we can't. Our weight is definitely something we can change and control if we follow Dr. Roger Gould's brilliant method. Every time I'm tempted to reach for that extra sugar fix, I think about what I learned in Shrink Yourself - and I just keep on walking.""
- Maud Adams, actress and model

""Obesity is an epidemic in America, and numerous experts have tried to identify its causes. Drawing on his background in psychiatry, Roger Gould makes a major contribution to our understanding of it by identifying the basic emotions that give rise to unhealthy eating habits and offering a manageable step-by-step program for readers to combat it.""
- Senator Edward M. Kennedy

""It's important for long-term weight loss to change your eating habits to include healthy, whole, natural foods in your diet, but in order to motivate yourself to lose weight for the long term you need to change the way you think about eating???and about yourself. Shrink Yourself gives you the equivalent of eight therapy sessions with a brilliant psychiatrist who coaches you step by step to stop emotional eating and start feeling and looking great.""
- Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet and The Hamptons Diet Cookbook

""In this motivational, fascinating, and practical new book, Roger Gould shows readers how to lose weight by stopping and reversing the emotional eating habits they have developed over a lifetime.""
- Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas and author of Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork

""This is a masterpiece: the only serious and practical guide for anyone serious about losing weight.""
- Warren Bennis, University Professor at the University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470893098
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
197,663
File size:
331 KB

Meet the Author

Roger Gould, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author, and former head of Community Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry at UCLA who is one of the world's leading authorities on emotional eating and adult development. His Web site on emotional eating is .#{.

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Shrink Yourself 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Pat_McK More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of experience in both nutrition and in weight loss approaches - and Shrink Yourself is something different and something effective. There is an online program that you may also want to try. The idea in this book is that it is feelings of powerlessness that trigger emotional eating episodes, which in turn keep us overweight. With excellent technique, this SY method leads a participant into the middle of emotional eating episodes - and then it gets interesting. By studying that 'innocent' moment where the hand reaches for food in some detail - a doorway into an inner exploration is opened. The technique is not for the casual explorer! It takes commitment and courage to do this study, and to go against and interrupt years of habit 'in the moment' But - if you are finished with yo-yo approaches to diets and years of failed efforts - this method has a lot to offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I was an emotional eater for 10 years plus and this book stopped it dead in its tracks. It focuses on WHY we emotional eat. It gets right into your head, takes the disorder by the neck and disassembles it before your eyes. I LOVE this book and am the happiest I have ever been. I read this book a month ago and have lost 7 pounds so far and counting. Thank God for this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have struggled with emotional eating for years and this book has been the best 'therapy' for my problems. I am returning to it again and again and I have learned many coping strategies to handle stress in more positive ways. Excellent advice - this book will REALLY HELP YOU!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been an emotional eater for 3 decades and used countless self help books and diets to no avail. Roger Gould cracked the code. You will conquer your battle with food. He is a genius and you won't regret a single penny spent on the book or a second reading it.
heweaver More than 1 year ago
As someone who has gone to counseling for years for disordered eating, I found this book extremely informative and right on the money. It is a great resource to keep yourself headed I the right direction, as well as a great manual to getting your thoughts and emotions back on track.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome and so eye opening..just as good as therapy. Even better if you go to a therapist and read this book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It spoke to me when no other book could... Don’t get me wrong, I am still working through two decades of overeating; two decades of feeling what Roger Gould calls powerless. But with the help of this book, it will happen, I will wake up one day soon and the urge to overeat will be gone. You have to read this book... it has opened my eyes and I know it will open yours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great self help book. Could related to all the issues & solutions. To follow through with the plan, you have to be willing to journal a lot. Have recommended it to a few friends already.
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