A Substance Called Food : How to Understand, Control, and Recover from Addictive Eating

A Substance Called Food : How to Understand, Control, and Recover from Addictive Eating

by Gloria Arenson

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Overview

A Substance Called Food : How to Understand, Control, and Recover from Addictive Eating by Gloria Arenson

An experienced psychotherapist and teacher who has worked with thousands of bulimics, compulsive overeaters, and anorectics provides startling insights into the emotional factors that drive people to view eating as an escape from their problems and offers realistic solutions that can help those people overcome their obsession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830634309
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
IFood Addiction: A Problem for Millions1
1I Had to Write This Book3
2Causes of Addictive Eating19
3Who Binge Eats?33
4What Is a Binge?53
5Medical Dangers of Eating Disorders81
IIThe World of the Food Abuser95
6A Lifetime of Struggle: Diets Don't Work97
7Core Issues of Food Addicts115
IIIA Self-Help Program for Change135
8The Four-Level Plan: An Overview137
9Changing What You Do151
10Changing How You Feel173
11Changing How You Think193
12Retrieving Your Power219
IVFood for Thought249
13How Psychotherapy Can Help251
14Advice to Family and Friends261
AppendixStop Addictive Eating! The 4-Level Plan277
Suggested Readings279
Index281

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