Conquer Your Food Addiction: The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss

Conquer Your Food Addiction: The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss

by Caryl Ehrlich
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Conquer Your Food Addiction: The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss by Caryl Ehrlich

Conquer Your Food Addiction is not a diet book.
But if you're committed to losing weight, it's the right book for you!

Nobody can cajole, trick, or provoke you into shedding those excess pounds. But if you are genuinely ready to go for it, Caryl Ehrlich is here to lead the way with her 8-step program for permanent weight loss. The perfect solution for people who are overweight — many of whom are compulsive eaters — Ehrlich's is a behavioral approach to weight loss that teaches you how to change habits in order to overcome food addiction. As she observes, no deprivation diet will work for food addicts, because they use food the way other addicts use drugs or alcohol: not to satisfy physical hunger but to distract oneself from painful feelings — loneliness, anger, boredom, sadness — with a never-ending conveyor belt of food.
A former compulsive eater herself, Ehrlich developed this easy-to-understand program for herself more than twenty-five years ago and has taught it to others, with astounding results, for more than two decades. With the help of Conquer Your Food Addiction you will:

• Learn how to distinguish physical hunger from emotional hunger
• Become aware of your unconscious, ritualized eating habits
• Develop the skills necessary to approach food differently
• Change your behavior in order to change your body
• Awaken to an improved, realistic relationship with food
Using original concepts and easy assignments, Ehrlich's proven 8-step program retrains your thought process so that you can begin to see food in a new and healthy way. Once you do, you'll be amazed at how the pounds come off!

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ISBN-13: 9780743232821
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 05/27/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 422,520
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.70(d)

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Conquer Your Food Addiction: The Ehrlich 8-Step Program for Permanent Weight Loss 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After struggling with achieving and maintaining weight loss for most of my life, this book REALLY "clicked" for me. Helped me to learn how to change my bad food habits so that I no longer respond to food "triggers". Very practical, easy to understand, and easy to implement once you understand the concepts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just spent a year-long journey in recovery discovering who I am and realized how codependent I was for years. After peeling off the layer of codependency, I found out I had a food addiction to help cope with my anger, sadness, boredom, etc. Food was prevalent growing up with big family gatherings and outings to ice cream joints. During the first five years of my marriage, food had not been a complete issue. After I found out about my husband's own addiction five years into our marriage, my relationship with food had changed. It became my drug, medicating pain and loneliness. When my husband let me down and I couldn't change his behavior, food was there for comfort. I spent a good 10 plus years developing my addiction to food until my life became really unraveled in 2007 and joined a recovery group. I first dealt with my codependency and now am dealing with my food addiction. Since being in recovery, I have developed a love of reading and started my research on food addiction. I had read two other books before reading "Conquer Your Food Addiction". This was the book that made the most sense to me. It talked to me right where I was at with my food addiction with using food for boredom, medicating pain, anger, etc. What I needed was help in repatterning my addictive ways and meal parameters and she helped in that area. I have now lost 10 lb since starting The Program and am very grateful to Caryl for writing her book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was 30 pounds over weight and not happy with myself when I found Caryl Ehrlich's book. After I read it I knew clearly what I must do to lose those pounds. For example, after reading the book I came to see that I was eating far more then my body needed. What I really needed to do was cut down and eat portion sizes of food that would fill me up yet not stuff me. What I love most about this book is that It was written by a woman who herself weighed 50 pounds more then she was comfortable with and managed to lose the weight and keep it off for more than 25 years. I found the writing to be gentle, funny and very clear. The book focuses on changing behaviour to lose weight. For instance the author suggests that we slow down when we eat instead of rushing through our meal so that we can pay attention to our body's signals of when its had enough to eat. Once we've nurished our hunger, the author expalines, we should put down our knife and fork and say 'that was enough'. Oh..and yes, I have lost all the weight- and I know that I'll be able to keep it off because I now have the skills to manage my eating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caryl Erlich's book is wonderful! After years of overeating and always feeling deprived, this book has showed me how to feel very satisfied with what I eat. I actually eat less and still feel more satisfied. The book is funny, insightful and packed with logical information. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For years I have tried every diet to lose 8 lbs. Nothing worked. A friend mentioned a book that dealt with losing weight through a behavioral approach. Needless to say, I HAD to read this. The book of course was Conquer Your Food Addiction. As you read it, you realize how sensible Caryl Ehrlich's program is. It's clear to follow, and by the end of the book, you're eat differently, and the best part, you're thinner. It really worked! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you
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This is a diet.
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I don't think this is a very good plan...saying not to count calories/fat, but instead count everything that is not water. Not too sure on how this would work in everyday life...just me!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I never had a lot of weight to lose but struggled up and down for most of my life. After years of trying every new weight control fad I found this book. For the first time my overeating, my deprivation and my binging, all made sense to me. I was a food addict. When I knew what I was dealing with, it was easy to take the book's a.b.c. steps and do something about it. The book changed my habits but not the foods I eat. I lost weight eating real food in the real world and I'm keeping it off by modifying my behavior. Ms. Erlich's plan works because it is so flexible and no one even knows that I am doing anything special. By the way, I'm not perfect but if I get off track, I have the skills to recover so that the 2 pounds does not turn into 10 pounds. The book is very easy to read and follow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been trying to lose weight for 20 years and finaly did it with the Ehrlich Program. I have kept the weight off using this plan because it isn't a diet, just common sense eating, being mindful, and establishing good habits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know, 'move more - eat less,' is the way to lose weight. I'm not much in calorie counting and forget perspiration! I found this book and it made me view this weight loss thing completely differently. I just had a pesky 15 pounds to lose and did it - and it stayed off - now for the heck of it, I'll go another 5. I recommend CONQUER YOUR FOOD ADDICTION to anyone that really wants to lose weight in a simple logical way that makes you take a new look at how you do things. Great work!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For years I only had to lose 8 lbs. I tried all the diets. A friend told me about Conquer Your Food Addiction, so I read the book, and I lost the weight. She made it clear and simple to understand. It all made sense to me. Step by step I lost the weight. The humor throughout the book, made me realize she was a real person, and I could associate with her words. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.