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Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stopby Christopher G Fairburn
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This book has already offered tremendous help to more than 125,000 readers struggling with out-of-control eating. Christopher G. Fairburn presents a scientifically based blueprint for breaking free of unhealthy eating patterns and finding new ways to deal with the emotional triggers that lead to binges. Packed with step-by-step instructions and straight-talking advice (for example, strict dieting does more harm than good), the book cuts through the stigma and shame surrounding binge eating. The fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in eating disorders treatment. It features a new module on body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food.
This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to:
*Overcome the urge to binge.
*Gain control over what and when you eat.
*Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges.
*Establish stable, healthy eating patterns.
*Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse.
This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Written by Dr. Christopher Fairburn, an international expert on eating disorders, this unique book provides clinicians, sufferers, and interested others with an authoritative and accessible account on binge eating problems.
Overcoming Binge Eating provides all the information needed to understand the problem and bring it under control. Dispelling many of the myths associated with binge eating, Part One provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current knowledge about binge eating problems. Chapters address such issues as:
* Who binges and why
* How binge eating differs from everyday overeating
* Whether binge eating is an addiction
* How binge eating affects people emotionally and physically
* Ways those who binge can gain control
Part Two of the book is a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for binge eating problems. Designed to be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy, the program provides step-by-step guidance for:
* Overcoming the urge to binge
* Gaining control of eating behavior
* Reducing the risk of relapse
* Establishing stable, healthy eating habits
Presenting the most up-to-date information, as well as an effective program for treating those who binge eat, this book will be used by clinicians both as a comprehensive reference and as recommended reading for clients. Offering inspiration and insight, this book will help your clients empower themselves to deal with their binge eating problems, as well as the shame and isolation that characterize them.
About the Author
Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FMedSci, FRCPsych, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO). Dr. Fairburn is a research clinician who has won many awards, including the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. He has a particular interest in the global dissemination of effective psychological treatments. His website is www.credo-oxford.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: This Book and How to Use It
I. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts
1. Binge Eating
2. Eating Problems and Eating Disorders
3. Who Binges?
4. Psychological and Social Aspects
5. Physical Aspects
6. What Causes Binge Eating Problems?
7. Binge Eating and Addiction
8. The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems
II. An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge
Alternatives to Binge Eating
Appendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating Problem
Appendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass Index
Appendix III. If You Are Also Overweight
Appendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems"
Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and Friends
Appendix VI. A Note for Therapists
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