Losing Your Pounds of Pain: Breaking the Link Between Abuse, Stress, and Overeating Paperback – July 1, 1994
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Nina Wikstrom Aguilar, Harris Computer Systems, Melbourne, Fla.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I have previously read "Don't let anyone dull your sparkle" and Louise Hays "You can heal your life" I highly recommend all 3. I was able to let go of self loathing and inward directed anger that I didn't realize I had carried for so long. Happy reading.
This book touches upon the different causes of self-punishing over-eating, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, PTSD, and more.
I highly recommend it if you struggle with emotional over-eating. It is NOT for those who simply overindulge or who want a diet. It is specifically for those who eat out of emotional pain.
This book has been very eye opening to me. It really helped me grasp what my dear friend is going through, have an understanding of why her body is keeping the weight on, and also gave me some wisdom and insight about how to be supportive for her. Losing your Pounds of Pain will also more than likely make you look at those that are overweight in a completely different light. Those that have been through enormous amounts of pain in their life/awful experiences normally struggle with weight gain. It's not necessarily just the food that they are eating. This is why some people could eat junk food all day and stay small, but others gain weight. Everyone copes with their pain in different ways. You'll read more about this in the book. <3 Whether you are struggling with your weight or just wanting to expand your mind, the combination of Doreen's loving words and the applicable information makes this book a good read. :)
While I'm not certain the objective of losing weight by facing one's demons can be universally realized here, the book does provide a useful service in that the reader can come away feeling uplifted and comforted. I know I was. Having suffered ongoing abuse as a child, I became a pleaser and a perfectionist in an effort to stop said abuse - to no avail. The author's statement that even had I been the perfect child, the behavior of the abuser would not have changed was of considerable comfort to me.
Whether the reader achieves the goal of losing weight or not, the book is still worth taking the time to read.
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I especially liked her advice on affirmations,and on using the weigh scale as a tool rather than avoiding it.Also I found her advice on food cravings and what they can mean very useful and accurate.
I am so thrilled that she pointed me in Doreen’s direction. The Pound of pain link is just unbelievable. Every time I read the individual stories I realised how much pain one carried unconsciously. She recommended reading this book along with seeing a psychologist, I will be seeing one soon.
If you are struggling with your weight and you wonder why the fat won’t melt it’s a good read on understanding why the pounds won’t drop.
Keep positive, keep going, and read this book!