Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions
Cynthia Bulik & Nadine Taylor
Rodale, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Melissa Parcel
' is defined as an unhealthy relationship with food that results in eating to
from problems. Whether it's used to fight boredom, ease stress, as a reward, or to fill an emptiness inside,
is potentially dangerous and has nothing to do with nourishing the body.
s eating disorders become prevalent in younger women, many of the eating problems discussed in
occur in mid-life. The authors - a counselor and a registered dietitian - have many years of experience dealing with eating problems and their expertise shows throughout the book. It's divided into two parts. Part one helps the reader to understand the concept: what it is, what causes it, and who's at risk. Part two is an eight-point plan to conquer runaway eating. Techniques include: eating on time and in time; identifying triggers; changing thinking; learning how to deal with moods, anxiety, stress, depression and perfectionism; and dealing with hormonal problems. A list of resources and sources for additional help are featured as well.
his book is fascinating, helpful, and straightforward. If you suspect you might be a runaway eater, a 40-question quiz will help you decide. The authors then walk readers through the plan step-by-step with worksheets, plans of action, and practical advice. If a person is serious about dealing with unhealthy food behaviors, this book will be an invaluable resource to get on track. The information is extremely well researched, with references included. As a registered dietitian, I often see bizarre books dealing with diets and food behavior.
is one of the best I have read on this subject in a long time.
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