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About the Author

Elisabeth L. grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a son, a daughter, and five delightful grandchildren. She and her husband live in Virginia, dividing their time between Arlington and Midlothian, a suburb of Richmond. Elisabeth joined Overeaters Anonymous in 1976. Although her abstinence has not been perfect, for 25 years she has maintained a weight between 120 and 125 pounds. More important, during that time she has been free of the compulsive overeating that controlled her life for at least 25 years before she found OA. One day at a time, she continues to be gratefully recovering. Biographical lnformation: Program Manager, Eating Disorders Program, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 1984-1993; Cultural Affairs Department, Organization of American States, 1980-1983; Teacher, Music and English, Greenwich, Connecticut 1959-1961; B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 1959.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden (July 1, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894860909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894860904
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elisabeth L. grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a son, a daughter, and five delightful grandchildren. She and her husband live in Virginia, dividing their time between Arlington and Midlothian, a suburb of Richmond. Elisabeth joined Overeaters Anonymous in 1976. Although her abstinence has not been perfect, for 25 years she has maintained a weight between 120 and 125 pounds. More important, during that time she has been free of the compulsive overeating that controlled her life for at least 25 years before she found OA. One day at a time, she continues to be gratefully recovering. Biographical lnformation: Program Manager, Eating Disorders Program, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 1984-1993; Cultural Affairs Department, Organization of American States, 1980-1983; Teacher, Music and English, Greenwich, Connecticut 1959-1961; B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 1959.

Customer Reviews

This book was in very good shape.
Luise Pailet
I think everyone should buy this book, not just overeaters, it has lots in it for everyone.
Laney
It provides a daily inspirational message to help you to stay on your path to success.
T. Woodward

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By purdue_maggie on April 1, 2007
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The entries are very helpful for a beginner in OA. I have found that the entries stick with me throughout the day and help me to understand concepts that I am struggling with. For example, I had difficulty envisioning abstinence as anything but impossible. After reading a few of the entries on abstinence, I was able to define it in a way that I am comfortable with - abstinence is freedom.

It is a good little book. I cannot speak for long time members of OA, but as a beginner, this book is helpful in finding my own worth away from food.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By love2read on September 20, 2000
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I purchased the book, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, a few years ago. Elizabeth L. knows what she is talking about. I read a daily meditation each morning and always find something in the writing that pretains to me. If you suffer from compulsive overeating, buy FOOD FOR THOUGHT. It's very inspirational.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Debi B. on February 29, 2000
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This book has been a great support for me. I often go back to passages over and over. It is supportive and written in a positive manner. It addresses motivation, making mistakes, forgivness, you name it. I know people that use this book for mediations even if they aren't over eaters. I highly, highly recommend this book!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Herrick on January 9, 2011
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This book has a lot of powerful truth tucked into it. Daily meditations on compulsive overeating don't beat around the bush or contain simple "feel good" thoughts. The writer has written several other books and really tells the truth in love. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with food that is out of control.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Norma R. Evett on December 30, 2012
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This "non-program-approved" book is my very favorite daily meditation book. I've been reading it every day at work for a few years now. It was a gift from my first sponsoree. Now I also have the e-version so I don't have to carry the book back and forth from work on my days off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deborah T Nix on June 11, 2013
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I use this book daily. It helps me to center on the right things, the important things in my life. It helps me to make good decisions about my day and my relationship with God and other human beings. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a healthy, centered life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Staey on July 31, 2010
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This book has been so helpful, along with Letting Go of Compulsive Eating: Twelve Step Recovery from Compulsive Eating - Daily Meditations. Both of these give me something to think about and reflect on throughout my day and lead me towards better choices. I've had more success from doing daily readings out of these books than I have ever had before. Food for Thought is also a small, convenient size to take with you if you leave town or just want to have something in an emergency situation! It's small enough to fit in move average sized purses without taking the whole thing up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Fargiano VINE VOICE on August 5, 2009
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I bought this book because it was recommended by a trusted friend. I've struggled with weight issues for sixteen years now and although I had done well for the first six months of this year, having some meditations to help address my subconscious problems appealed to me. What I've found in Food For Thought is not so much any meditations, but daily messages that are very uplifting. They appealed to me in many different ways, and also made me feel as though I am not alone in my struggles.

The book is actually the OA manual for success which may or may not be a problem for some people. My personal problem is more medically based then it is an actual overeating issue. Either way, the fact that these words cut right to the heart of the weight causes and "cures" is beneficial. My only criticism is that instead of having each message dated from January 1st to December 31st is that it should have simply been left out or replaced with Day One and so forth. I'm hopeful that anyone who needs some help in getting themselves on track will get a lot from this book. Jim Fargiano, author of The Spoken Words of Spirit: Lessons From The Other Side
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