This morning while talking to a client who’s having an emotional eating problem, I recommended she read Shrink Yourself (The therapists guide to losing weight), by Roger Gould, M. D.
After she left, I started going over the parts I had outlined when I first read this great book many years ago, and couldn’t put it down. I’ve made myself a promise to read it again sometime in the near future. Even though I don’t soothe my emotions with food, I’m a firm believer in reinforcing what we already know to stay healthy.
Dr. Gould says that hunger originates in the mind, not your body. So recognizing the psychological stumbling blocks in your life that contribute to your emotional eating is the first step in overcoming the cycle of overeating and the powerless feeeling of loss of control.