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Table of Contents
Preface: You Can Stop the Triggers 1
Introduction: My Story 5
Part 1 The Science of Triggers
1 Willpower or Wiring? 13
2 The Chemistry of Triggering 19
3 Know Thyself 27
4 The Science of the Spirit 37
Part 2 The Heart and Soul of Your Triggers
5 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places 53
6 What Is Eating You? 61
7 Stinkin' Thinkin' 73
8 It's All Peace and Love 85
9 Walking the Minefield 97
10 Tackling the Trigger Strongholds 109
11 Sweet Surrender 121
12 Do What You Can and Let God Do the Rest 131
Part 3 Beating Your Triggers: A Plan
13 Trigger-Free Eating 143
14 Developing a Food Plan 155
15 Eating Out While in Recovery 169
16 Build a Winning Support System 181
17 It's Not Just about the Food 197
Conclusion: Writing a New Story 205
The Triggers List 211
Reader's Group Discussion Guide 225
What People are Saying About This
"Food addiction is real. It's also discouraging, and the endless diets are exhausting and in most cases, worthless. In Food Triggers, Dr. Rhona shares how she won the 'food fight' and brings the wonderful worlds of science and faith together to chart a brilliant path to freedom and self-control. What are you waiting for?"
--Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the American Association of Christian Counselors
"Dr. Rhona is one of the few professionals to speak to the tantamount role of spirituality and faith in sustained recovery. . . . I wholeheartedly recommend Food Triggersto anyone struggling with the tyranny of addictive eating or dieting."
--Marty Lerner, PhD, CEO, Milestones Eating Disorders Program
"If you work this plan you will see lasting results! And you don't have to starve yourself. This model is one that can last a lifetime. I highly recommend Dr. Rhona's revolutionary book on how you can achieve results and then maintain consistent results for life!"
--Thomas Whitman PhD, Founder, Life Counseling Services
"A masterpiece of a roadmap designed to bring love, acceptance, freedom, and, most of all, balance back into the lives of those torn up by the claws of addictions."
--Lindsay Roberts, Author, speaker, and co-host of The Place for Miracles and host of Make Your Day Count
"If you can't put down the fork, if you never have leftovers, if you're always hungry but never full, if your addiction to food is running your life- buy this book and let it set you free!"
--Daniel G. Amen, MD, Author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
"Food Triggersoffers a new perspective and real answers to those struggling with food addiction. For those who have failed with diet and exercise alone, feeling it was simply a lack of willpower, Rhona Epstein offers hard science and real-life experience to give them new hope."
--Jennifer Cisney Ellers, Christian counselor, life coach, and co-author of The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders
"Dr Rhona's unique combination of personal recovery, professional experience, and spiritual power will show you how to create true freedom from addictive eating. Combining scientific truth and overwhelming grace, this book will lead you out of the darkness and help you create your new life."
--H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN, Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc., www.sanefood.com
"Dr. Rhona has the unique and potent combination of her personal recovery experience as well as professional training to help those still suffering. Her book brings to life what food addiction is, the research that substantiates it, and hope for anyone still suffering. There is a way to freedom!"
--Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, CEO and Medical Director, Timberline Knolls
"Dr Rhona's unique combination of personal recovery, professional experience, and spiritual power will show you how to create true freedom from addictive eating. Combining scientific truth and Dr Rhona's overwhelming grace, Food Triggers will lead you out of the darkness and help you create your new life."
—H. Theresa Wrigh, MS, RD, LDN, Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc., www.sanefood.com
"The big dilemma in conquering food addiction is that you can't just quit using like an alcoholic or a drug addict. The need to continue to eat exposes us to many triggers that take over our appetites. Add to that the emotional and relational triggers, it is no wonder so few people keep the weight off. Dr. Epstein has the answer to this dilemma. From her own experience, research and the experience of others she provides a way to put your triggers on safety. If you struggle with weight as I have, you will find something new and very helpful in Food Triggers."
--Stephen Arterburn, Author of Every Man's Battle, Founder of New Life Ministries, Women of Faith
"As someone who struggled most of my life with food, I wish I could have given this book to myself years ago!"
--Michelle Aguilar, Author of Becoming Fearless and Season 6 winner of The Biggest Loser
"With scientific truth and overwhelming grace, Dr. Rhona provides escape and a way of rescue for those trapped in the pit of food addiction. Read this book . . . you'll be glad you did!"
--Amy Feigel, LPC and speaker
"Anyone who has lost control of their eating and is in search of help will find it here. . As a professional who treats addictions, I understand the challenges involved and Food Triggers provides hope for a way to recover."
--Mark Laaser PhD, author of Faithful and True
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you or anyone you love struggles with binge eating, then this is definitely the book for you! One of my favorite parts of the book was the very beginning where Rhona shared her own personal struggle with binge eating and the path she took to overcome it. It sets the tone for the whole book and lets you know that she speaks from experience. The added benefit is that she is a Certified Addictions Counselor so she not only shares her personal experience but also her clinical expertise. The book is broken down into three sections with several chapters contained in each section. The first section is entitled The Science of Triggers. This section goes into the description of what constitutes binge eating. The second section is entitled The Heart and Soul of Your Triggers and it begins to dissect the triggers into different categories so you can begin to see what it is that begins the binge. The third section is entitled Beating Your Triggers: A Plan. This section helps you lay out a strategy to overcome your binge eating. If I had to come up with one word to describe this book it would be HOPEFUL. Rhona has a gentle yet firm voice that encourages the reader and continues to point towards healing. Her use of Scripture throughout cements the notion that this is more than just about eating too much it is truly a spiritual battle but it is a battle that can be won! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
4 STARS Boy can I see myself in a lot of this book. I was surprised at the different things I learned in this book. Food Triggers is not just about what foods to avoid but help in fixing problems that make us abuse food or other things. Food addiction is real. Rhona help dealing with the whole problem, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of why we do what we do and address ways we can get better. It looks at you and makes you realize that food and overeating has issues in our past. We need to fix our issues too. Teaches us skills to help us figure out the whys. This is not a simple read and you can change how you eat. It takes work, faith, learning to love ourselves and look at our past honestly and figure out why you started to overeat. We did not get into this mess all at once. We can change if we work at it. Rhona gives us lots of tools, advice, knowledge, other resources and even the biggest of all Faith in God to help us. I know I am going to work and keep reading and following Rhona's advice. Perfect timing to help me with my goals I have set. I was given Food Triggers by Rhona Epstein to read and asked to give honest review and be part of Food Triggers blog tour. I do want to spell Rhona's name differently though..
She talks about how new research has found that some people have a particular pattern of brain chemicals where sugar is broken down into a cocaine like reaction. This can basically force these people to keep eating - so it's wrong to blame people for being overweight. Then she shows how you can break the chain of these chemical food triggers and get to normal.
Food Triggers is incredibly insightful, brilliant and interesting reading. These are concepts we all need to know, but have struggled to apply. I believe that this book will become a bestseller and will impact the health of this generation.