Hirschman and Munter, who teach at Manhattan's New School for Social Research and conduct therapy groups, here present a three-part program to help overeaters to "live free in a world of food." The authors warn against dieting, with its weight-off-on-again discouragements, focusing on methods successfully adopted by their clients. Case histories dramatize the results of learning to distinguish "stomach hunger"the body's legitimate need for sustenanceand artificial craving for treats as substitute for emotional satisfaction. Interviewees quoted here who have conquered food obsessions support the authors' claim that the program is revolutionary. The book is wordy but engagingly informal and accessible. It includes two questionnaires, one of which the authors request readers complete and return to them. First serial to Family Circle; Psychotherapy Book Club and Social Science Book Club selections.
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"A powerful, persuasive, affirming, radical perspective on overeating that will transform lives."
- HARRIET LERNER, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger
"It gives the reader all the inspiration they need to stop dieting and begin living a rich, full, self-accepting life."
- GENEEN ROTH
"A refreshing, upbeat approach to eating and living. Hirschmann and Munter use their considerable expertise and insight to provide a wealth of practical advice about how to stay off the diet treadmill."
- DR. JANET POLIVY and DR. PETER HERMANN, Authors of Breaking the Diet Habit
"At the core of each diet is a resounding, "NO MORE."
I can still remember this line, more than 27 years after reading. This book changed my life. Read more
I've read several books on the subject of intuitive eating and anti-dieting. Overcoming Overeating is my absolute favorite because of its clear, consistent, and simple message. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah Crawford
I LEARNED A LOT WITH THIS BOOK. IT MADE ME AWARE OF MY EATING HABITS AND NOW I THINK BEFORE I EAT.Published 5 months ago by juanita jimenez
Fascinating approach to the topic of overeating. I have a close relative who has struggled with overeating for decades. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reuben J. James
A must-read for anyone who lives his or her life as a slave to a number; whether that number is what size you wear or the number the scale says you weigh. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patti Newton
Had some interesting parts. If you have an eating disorder this book has a lot of information that could help you.Published 8 months ago by sharon