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Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed. Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed.There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and most importantly, not avoid it — we often find the path to growth. This path, from ...

Book Review: Let Go of Emotional Overeating & Love Your Food Book Review: Let Go of Emotional Overeating & Love Your FoodIt is not news that America is currently facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic, and one that would quickly have us learning to say no more often, resist the temptation to give in to our favorite foods and have better self-control over our eating patterns. However, contends ...

Book Review: Ending The Diet Mindset A quick survey of obesity statistics and annual spending on diet and weight loss products in this country tells us two things: we have a crisis of obesity, and the way in which we are attempting to treat it is not working. According to Becca Clegg, ...

Book Review: Mindful Eating Book Review: Mindful EatingHow long does it take you to eat lunch? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk or in front of the TV, realizing that you have no recollection of what you’ve eaten? If so, you’re not alone. We live in ...

Book Review: The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating Book Review: The DBT Solution for Emotional EatingDo you eat because you are hungry? While our automatic response may be “yes, of course,” many of us, in fact, eat due to stress or to deal with other unwanted emotions. The truth is, the choice to eat is not always about physical hunger. Perhaps ...

Book Review: It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You Book Review: It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating YouWe live in a weight-obsessed world. Not only are we exposed to a constant barrage of images of the “perfect body,” but when it comes to attaining it we tend to focus on all the wrong things. We cut our carbohydrate intake, follow any exercise ...

Book Review: Hunger Book Review: HungerRoxane Gay is the brilliant author of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist. She holds a prestigious position as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She’s a novelist, a short-story writer, a professor, and a voice that untold numbers of devoted ...

Book Review: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook Book Review: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder WorkbookOur society continues to be obsessed with body image and body shaming. Young girls and boys are placed at a disadvantage if they feel they do not measure up, and often feel they have to conform to societies “ideal” body shape. Authors Carolyn Costin and Gwen ...

Book Review: Weight, Diet & Body Image Book Review: Weight, Diet & Body ImageWhen is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. Because food is such a prevalent part of our culture and it’s rare to have any ...

Book Review: Why Can't I Stop? Book Review: Why Can't I Stop?What if you had a pint of ice cream for dinner last night and spent three hours on social media? You probably wouldn’t hear any judgment at work the next day. In fact, your colleagues might nod and smile because they’ve been there. But what ...

Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger & Feed My Soul Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger & Feed My SoulKimber Simpkins, writing about her long struggle with anorexia, explains why she has banished any sign of a scale from her home. “Perhaps I don’t trust myself not to become obsessed by it,” she writes, “like a recovering alcoholic not keeping booze around. Perfectly sensible, really. For years, if I saw ...

Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss“The truth,” researcher Traci Mann writes, “is that diets do not work and may be bad for you, and obesity is not going to kill you.” That might surprise a lot of readers. We have been taught to think that diets can be successful if you simply have enough ...

Book Review: Mindful Emotional Eating Book Review: Mindful Emotional EatingEating because you’re sad. Eating because you’re lonely. Eating because you’re stressed. If you struggle with your weight, chances are good you’ve done one or all of these things. Maybe that one comforting cookie turns into two…three…five — and before you know it, there’s an empty package in ...

Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from Abandonment Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from AbandonmentPicture the following scenarios: It’s late at night, and you’ve got a looming deadline for work — yet, instead of getting your work done, you’re scrolling through social media, or mindlessly watching TV. You’ve promised yourself you’d start eating more healthfully, but can’t resist that morning stop for fast ...

Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight“Although we learned long ago to abandon magical thinking in connection with weather, crops, the care of animals, and other natural phenomena, it still has us in its grip when we think of diet.” So writes Ruth Gay in her 1976 American Scholar essay, “Fear of Food.” ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Eating Disorders Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/eating-disorders-book-reviews/
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