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The Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Overcoming Disordered Eating (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)by Carolyn Coker Ross
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All of us know the psychological power of comfort foods-simple recipes and snacks that remind us of positive emotions, familiar places, and times past. For people with binge eating disorder (BED), the comforting power of food is strong enough to temporarily quell serious spiritual, emotional, and psychological issues that seem impossible to face. And as overeating spirals out of control, so do shame, self-loathing, and the emotional issues the sufferer was trying to avoid in the first place. The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook presents an integrated body, mind, and spirit approach to getting at the root of disordered eating and developing a healthy relationship to food. The book offers proven-effective complementary, alternative, and allopathic techniques for correcting nutritional deficiencies, stopping bingeing, and learning healthy approaches to eating. Readers also learn mindfulness strategies for coping with stress, sadness, and anger, and determine whether or not they have co-occurring behaviors such as depression and substance abuse that may also be linked to their overeating. People with BED and other overeating disorders can use this workbook to assess their BED triggers and symptoms, family health history, physical activity levels, and current diet, and develop personalized New Me / Healthy Me plans for the future. The book offers a healthy eating plan designed to meet the needs of binge eaters who are undernourished due to their unhealthy diets. Readers are also provided with up-to-date information on medication, behavioral therapies, and alternative remedies.
Book News Annotation:
Ross is a physician and author who specializes in eating disorder and chemical dependency treatment, and she has designed this workbook for patients who need to avoid overeating and binging behaviors. The author combines approaches from both alternative and traditional medicine to help patients identify trigger foods as well as the anxiety, depression and stress that may dictate unhealthy eating patterns. This workbook employs activities that emphasize relaxation techniques, outline healthy eating practices and challenge the patient's core beliefs. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This workbook presents an integrated body, mind, and spirit approach to getting at the root of disordered eating and developing a healthy relationship to food. The book offers a healthy eating plan designed to help those who are undernourished due to unhealthy diets.
The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook offers a comprehensive recovery program for people with binge eating disorder and other overeating disorders. Readers will learn to use proven complementary and alternative medicine therapies to develop a healthy relationship to food and eating.
Some people use food to calm themselves when they feel overwhelmed. Others find it difficult to discern between eating out of hunger and eating out of habit. There are nearly as many reasons why people overeat as there are reasons to stop. While overeating can often bring comfort in the short term, it can lead to feelings of guilt later on. If you feel like you're caught in a cycle of unhealthy eating that you can't stop, this workbook can help you overcome it.
In The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook, you'll learn skills and nutrition guidelines recommended by doctors and therapists for healthy eating and how to quell the often overpowering urge to overeat. Using a variety of practices drawn from complementary and alternative medicine, you'll replace unhealthy habits with nourishing rewards and relaxation practices. This potent combination of therapies will help you end your dependence on overeating as a way to cope with unpleasant feelings and shows you how to develop new strategies for a healthier lifestyle.
This workbook will help you:
About the Author
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH is a physician, author, and nationally recognized speaker. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and an alumna of Andrew Weil's integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. She is the former chief of the eating disorders program and the integrative medicine department at Sierra Tucson, an addiction treatment center in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Ross currently is a consultant for the dual diagnosis eating disorders program at The Ranch, an addiction treatment center near Nashville, TN and is in private practice in Denver, CO.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Healing the Body
Chapter 1 What Are Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating?
Chapter 2 Your Body's Response to Too Much of a Good Thing
Chapter 3 Understanding Nutrition Basics
written with Alicia Trocker, MS, RD
Chapter 4 Nourishing Your Body
written with Alicia Trocker, MS, RD
Part 2: Healing the Mind
Chapter 5 Overview of Traditional Approaches to BED/CO
Chapter 6 What's Food Got to Do with BED/CO?
Chapter 7 Mirror, Mirror
written with Isabelle Tierney, MA, LMFT, BHSP
Chapter 8 Challenging Your Core Beliefs
Chapter 9 Co-occurring Diagnoses
written with Andrew Stropko, Ph.D.
Part 3: Healing the Spirit
Chapter 10 Coping with Stress
Chapter 11 Tools to Manage Stress
Chapter 12 Nourishing Your Spirit
Conclusion: Five Steps to Healing from Eating Disorders
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