- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Perigee Books (May 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399525025
- ISBN-13: 978-0399525025
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,088,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's Not about Food Paperback – May 1, 1999
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From School Library Journal
YA-The authors' philosophy is that extra weight is an emotional as well as a physical issue, and that it can be handled, in part, by learning to distinguish between emotional and physical hunger. The book's supportive, empathetic tone is evidenced in such key messages as: "You are not using food because you lack control, and are undisciplined, or are flawed, but because it is the only way you can take care of yourself for now." Techniques to use to listen to the body, learning to respect and express feelings, using visualization to enlarge spiritual understanding, setting limits, and trusting the process to take you to a new and better place are all discussed. This intelligently presented book will find readers in any library and has great merit as an alternative to the usual recipe and diet books.
Catherine Charvat, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
We learn that we can listen to and trust our bodies and ourselves by the "radical" act of legalizing all foods and allowing ourselves to eat when we are hungry, eat what feels good to us, and stop when we have had enough. This book is written with sensitivity and solid support for those who suffer with this painful issue. It is a book to read over again when a boost in self love is over due.
This book is impowering in its message to get out there and seek your worth in more than your body image and to give yourself what you need to be successful.
same thing as Overcoming Overeating. the whole point of the book is to stop dieting and to stop having a dieting mentality. also it doe snot deal with the actual cause of you overeating ( which is not dieting)
if you really want to overcome overeating and end your obsession with food, you need to know why you are physiologically addicted to food. why you find so much pleasure in it. and for that you have to read books with substantial research, not just a feminist sound-off.
read : the pleasure trap, LIfe is hard- food is easy , to name a few good ones.
but this one and her other one won't help you at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful book! I work at a girls high school and recommend it to students all the time!Published 18 months ago by gothambonnie
If you are ready to receive the message that your ED is NOT about food, but about an emotional/spiritual hunger, then you are in the right spot! Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Anon
Great book I am still reading it. It is one of the best books on non-dieting that I have ever read. I like the fact that it was co-written by an MFT. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by AABNST/11
I think this book would be very helpful for anorexics, however I am not one. All I was looking for was a way to break free of gorging on refined carbohydrates (I call pasta "my... Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by LeeLee
The book arrived in a speedy fashion. It was a good read; I even passed it along. Hope and understanding within the pages.Published on July 10, 2009 by Kathy A. Bee
I've struggles with my weight and eating since I was 13. A once anorexic turned into compulsive exerciser and binge eater. This book helps you understand your E.D. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Dutch Girl
This is a must for anyone struggling with food addictions. This book was recommended by a counselor and it was the best way I found to help me understand the deeper issues I was... Read morePublished on September 21, 2008 by K. Adkins