Why Weight?: A Workbook for Ending Compulsive Eating (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 30, 1989 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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With the publication of her ground-breaking books, Feeding the Hungry Heart, and Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, Geneen Roth has helped hundred of thousands of people win their battle against the destructive binge-diet cycle. Now this remarkable companion workbook shows compulsive eaters—in a constructive, non-judgmental way—how to stop using food as a substitute for handling difficult emotions or situations ... and how to enjoy eating and still lose weight naturally. By using the liberating exercises and techniques developed by Geneen Roth in her highly succesful Breaking Free® workshops, dieters, who've tried every conceivable diet—losing weight again and again, only to gain it back—and bingers, who are harming their health, can learn wholesome, beneficial ways to achieve their goals. This proven program offers reassuring guidlines on:Letting food become a source of pleasure rather than anxietyKicking the scale-watching the habit—forever!Recognizing the difference between physical and emotional hungersLearning to say noListening to, and trusting, your body's hunger and fullness signalsDistinguishing "forbidden foods" from those you truly wantUncovering the conflicts that stand between your desire to lose weight and your urge to eat compulsivelyDiscovering other pleasures besides food


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Review: Why Weight? A Workbook for Ending Compulsive Eating

User Review  - Liz DeCoster - Goodreads

A true workbook, so buy your own copy. Read full review

Review: Why Weight? A Workbook for Ending Compulsive Eating

User Review  - Mtennisonyahoo.com - Goodreads

Great counseling resource. I encourage you to do the exercises yourself if you really want to see things about yourself that you haven't before. Read full review


Who Am I?
Life Without Compulsive Eating
The Fat Me
Why Weight?
The Thin Me
The Nos of Being Thin
What Am I Waiting for?
A Dialogue with Fat
The Hunger Scale and Satisfaction
Practice Exercises
Ways I Sneak
Why I Sneak
The Message of Sneaking
If They Really Knew
Making the Commitment

First Reactions
The Stages of Breaking Free
Where Am I?
The Eating Chart
Hurts from Long Ago
Do You Believe in Magic?
If My Weight Could Talk
My Life Without This Weight
Old Messages
Living as If
Beginning Now
Remembering the Diets
Remembering the Binges
What Was I Deprived of?
How I Keep Myself Deprived
Beliefs about Bingeing
Plunges into Oblivion
Forbidden Foods
Eating My Forbidden Foods
Feelings about Hunger
Eating for the Hunger to Come
Are You Hungry Now? How Do You know?
The Hunger Scale
The NotNecessarilyMealtime Chart
Eating When You Are Not Hungry
First Reactions
Eating without Eating
Eating That Doesnt Count
Standing at the Refrigerator
Real Eating
Immediate Reactions
The Seduction of Wanting
The Reality of Having
What Do I Really Want?
Calories Dont Count
Restaurant Eating Social Eating
Thoughts on Commitment
Playing with Food
Your Childlike Self
Noticing the Lost Parts
If I Had It to Do Over
One Birthday Is Not Enough
The Color of Pain
Old Pain Past Pain
Present Pain
Making Changes
Allowing Misery
Judging Yourself
My Most Unforgivable Thoughts Actions
When Do You Get Judgmental?
Instead of Judging
Anger Leftovers
All My Anger
Expressed Anger
Ways to Nourish Myself with Something Other Than Food
Setting Limits and Practicing as Ways to Nourish Yourself
Setting Limits This Week
Treating Your Body With Kindness
Mirror Work
A Few Words about Scales
Asking and Receiving
Forming a Support Group
The Value of Therapy
Suggestions for Change During the Year
Winter and Me
Instead of Dieting
Holiday Fears
On Being Alone
Being Realistic
Creating Happier Holidays
Additional Suggestions During the Holidays

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About the author (1989)

Geneen Roth is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. She is the founder of the Breaking Free workshops, which she has conducted nationwide since 1979. She is also the author of Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, and When Food is Love. A frequent guest on television and radio programs, she has written for and been featured in Tie, Ms., New Woman, Family Circle, and Cosmopolitan. Her poetry and short stories have been published in numerous anthologies. Born in New York City, she now lives in northern California.

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