Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever

Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever

by Roger Gould

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Studies show that the reason why many people gain weight—and keep it on—is emotional eating, not physical eating. Now Dr. Roger Gould, a psychotherapist and a leading authority on emotional eating, shows how to overcome fear, anxiety, and other stresses and stop using food as an over-the-counter tranquilizer that can cause weight gain. With 12 practical ways to stop emotional eating and an eight-session program, Dr. Gould helps you become your own eating therapist and shrink yourself for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470275375
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/14/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 271,625
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Roger Gould, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author, and former head of Community Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry at UCLA who is one of the world's leading authorities on emotional eating and adult development. His Web site on emotional eating is .#{.

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Table of Contents




The Learning Sessions.

1 Emotional Eating 101.

2 Food, the Over-the-Counter Tranquilizer.

3 The Costs of Powerlessness.

4 Your Self-Doubt Layer.

5 Your Frustration/Reward Layer.

6 Your Safety Layer.

7 Your Rebellion Layer.

8 Your Emptiness Layer.


The Practice Sessions.

9 Recovering Your Power.

10 SESSION 1: Getting Started.

11 SESSION 2: Conquering the Feeling Phobia.

12 SESSION 3: Waking Up from the Food Trance.

13 SESSION 4: Challenging Your Self-Doubts.

14 SESSION 5: Defeat Your Defeatism.

15 SESSION 6: Creating Real Safety.

16 SESSION 7: Maturely Dealing with Anger.

17 SESSION 8: Fill Yourself Up.

Shrink Yourself Conclusion.


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