Overcoming Overeating: How to Break the Diet/Binge Cycle and Live a Healthier, More Satisfying Life

Overcoming Overeating: How to Break the Diet/Binge Cycle and Live a Healthier, More Satisfying Life

Jane R. Hirschmann, Carol H. Munter

Language: English

Pages: 316

ISBN: 1456413333

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The reissue of a classic in healthy living, with more than 300,000 copies sold! Diet/binge. good food/bad food. punishment/reward. These are the compulsive eater's nightmares, a long-time pattern of recrimination and guilt that ultimately leads to more overeating and more weight gain. In an updated edition, here is the ground-breaking, step-by-step plan that doesn't control eating habits but cures them instead, once and for all.

Overcoming Overeating will show you how to:

  • Give up dieting forever
  • Eat from true stomach hunger instead of "mouth hunger"
  • Stop overeating and lose weight naturally
  • Move beyond a preoccupation with eating and weight in order to live a more satisfying life

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antidote for anxiety. Food as a fuel in response to hunger, however, is most effective. The cure for compulsive eating requires that you put food back where it belongs, a process we call “demand feeding for adults.” You are going to go back to the beginning of your eating life and start over again, reestablishing the connection between food and hunger that was severed years ago. The heart of our plan involves eating as often as possible in response to physiological hunger. The more often you

exacerbated his compulsive eating. As long as the rebel within Fred knew that having a well-stocked freezer was a temporary indulgence, it was going to get what it could while the getting was good. Sandra had a more successful experience than Fred. She took the chance and saw that when you dump the diet you no longer crave foods the same way. “I don’t think my diets have been very serious for a long time now. Sure, I’ve gone on diets and off them, but somewhere I think I’ve recognized that diets

a result of them. We are not suggesting that by her second visit Nina will have resolved all her problems. Indeed, she may not seem very different to you, to us, or even to herself. But because she has been feeding herself and talking to herself about her eating and her weight in a sympathetic but not an abusive way, Nina will feel differently about herself. When she arrives at her parents’ house Nina may not feel the same desperate need to eat that she did in the past. At some point, either on

subject of a food bag comes up. “I can’t go to the trouble of packing up my kitchen every time I leave the house.” Their tone invariably suggests that packing a food bag is an enormous chore. In truth, their resentment has more to do with having to care for themselves than with the specifics of packing a bag of food. They are reluctant to take on the job of reparenting themselves, perhaps equating parenting with resentment. Maybe their parents let them know that they weren’t worth the trouble

their lives. The examples throughout this book are drawn from our experiences working with people very much like you. If you will stop yelling at yourself about your eating habits and your weight, if you will promise yourself—and truly mean it—that you will never diet again, we guarantee that, with our method, you will stop binging and gaining weight. Many of you will go on to become skillful, attuned “demand feeders” and return to your natural, lower weight. Even more important, you will

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