Synopses & Reviews
Renowned therapist, eating disorder specialist and recovering food addict Kay Sheppard helps countless individuals win their battles over food addiction-people for whom diets, pills and purging have become a way of life. In 1993, her groundbreaking book, Food Addiction: The Body Knows
, explained the illness of food addiction from the physiological origins through recovery.
Today, obesity is on the rise. In addition to the 300,000 overweight people in this country, millions more who may not look overweight are unable to control their eating.
Sheppard's follow-up book, From the First Biteoffers the latest medical insights into food addiction coupled with time-tested, practical advice.
Unlike other books that are very dry in nature, this book includes compelling personal stories and do's and don'ts from other recovering and relapsed food addicts, including the author herself, who began her own recovery in 1967. The book explains how to avoid the physiological and situational triggers that lead to relapse; how to confront the emotional issues behind food cravings; how to establish a balanced food plan that eliminates cravings; and how to avoid hidden dangers in cleverly packaged foods. The book also includes a handy Twelve-Step workbook.
Just as Sheppard's first book broke new ground, her latest work offers a critical first step for food addicts on the road to physical, emotional and spiritual recovery.
Incorporating sound research with her own success secrets, renowned eating disorder expert and recovering food addict Kay Sheppard gives readers the tools they need to overcome a food addiction. Includes a handy 12-step workbook.
About the Author
KAY SHEPPARD, M.A., is a recovering food addict and the bestselling author of Food Addiction: The Body Knows. Since its publication in 1993, the book has become a primary resource for food addicts, bulimics and compulsive overeaters. It is currently on the conference-approved literature list of two Twelve-Step programs for food addicts. Sheppard is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist. She conducts five-day intensive stabilization and weekend workshops for food addicts worldwide. She is a charter member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the host of the Food Addiction Conference for America Online's Addictions and Recovery Forum. She manages a message board and handles hundreds of e-mails every week from food addicts looking for solutions. Her personal recovery began in 1967. She lives in Florida.