Dying to Diet

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Trafford Publishing, Mar 20, 2008 - Self-Help - 196 pages

Obesity is the materialisation of a frightening internal struggle, and loss of control with your eating. It is a battle fought and lost with food each day. Being overweight is about being overwhelmed by food. Food has become the nurturing internal carer, a substitute parent which offers sustenance at a damaging price.

Compulsive eating, comfort eating, yo-yo dieting, mindless eating and eating to soothe stress, become the easy option in a desperate attempt to fill a vast emptiness inside that seems insatiable and has very little to do with hunger. Throughout childhood and the pressures of our environment we can lose sight of ourselves because of the need to find love and attachment in security. The secret of our true identity lies within the realms of the child within. Reaching that lost child and reclaiming that innocence and spontaneity will, I believe, take you towards your true self and then onto a journey of self care and self love which, although challenging gives new insights into how to manage around food.

 

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Contents

Chapter
29
Chapter Four
59
Chapter Five
95
Chapter Seven
121
Your Personal Diary
168
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Born in the north of England June left school at fifteen in 1959, turned out of the school gates, with little in the way of expectations for either herself or her future and carrying rock bottom self esteem issues. She worked in a variety of jobs, many of which were poorly paid and lacking in stimulation or satisfaction. In it all she gained huge experience and made many friends along the way.

After having her daughter at twenty she found it within herself, despite having an awful childhood, to follow a path of self development. Enhancing her career prospects by opting for further education, June eventually reached the status of Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and then Counsellor. After twenty five years in the Health Service she ventured into psychotherapy in 1987, qualifying in 1993. June trained and supervised therapists up to her retirement in 2007. She has extensive experience working with all aspects of the human condition including relationship issues, physical and sexual abuse, low self esteem, loss and grief and various attachment issues and importantly, body issues.

June decided to write a book about the struggle with compulsive eating and dieting because it is something she has been involved with for most of her life. Her journey on this path has been a long and painful one.

A widow for three years she found happiness again in a new relationship with Brian, a widower very daringly found through an internet dating agency. Between them they have three children and six grandchildren. Although the book is written in the name Brereton june is now a Heathcote.

www.dyingtodiet.com

Born in the north of England June left school at fifteen in 1959, turned out of the school gates, with little in the way of expectations for either herself or her future and carrying rock bottom self esteem issues. She worked in a variety of jobs, many of which were poorly paid and lacking in stimulation or satisfaction. In it all she gained huge experience and made many friends along the way.

After having her daughter at twenty she found it within herself, despite having an awful childhood, to follow a path of self development. Enhancing her career prospects by opting for further education, June eventually reached the status of Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and then Counsellor. After twenty five years in the Health Service she ventured into psychotherapy in 1987, qualifying in 1993. June trained and supervised therapists up to her retirement in 2007. She has extensive experience working with all aspects of the human condition including relationship issues, physical and sexual abuse, low self esteem, loss and grief and various attachment issues and importantly, body issues.

June decided to write a book about the struggle with compulsive eating and dieting because it is something she has been involved with for most of her life. Her journey on this path has been a long and painful one.

A widow for three years she found happiness again in a new relationship with Brian, a widower very daringly found through an internet dating agency. Between them they have three children and six grandchildren. Although the book is written in the name Brereton june is now a Heathcote.

www.dyingtodiet.com

Born in the north of England June left school at fifteen in 1959, turned out of the school gates, with little in the way of expectations for either herself or her future and carrying rock bottom self esteem issues. She worked in a variety of jobs, many of which were poorly paid and lacking in stimulation or satisfaction. In it all she gained huge experience and made many friends along the way.

After having her daughter at twenty she found it within herself, despite having an awful childhood, to follow a path of self development. Enhancing her career prospects by opting for further education, June eventually reached the status of Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and then Counsellor. After twenty five years in the Health Service she ventured into psychotherapy in 1987, qualifying in 1993. June trained and supervised therapists up to her retirement in 2007. She has extensive experience working with all aspects of the human condition including relationship issues, physical and sexual abuse, low self esteem, loss and grief and various attachment issues and importantly, body issues.

June decided to write a book about the struggle with compulsive eating and dieting because it is something she has been involved with for most of her life. Her journey on this path has been a long and painful one.

A widow for three years she found happiness again in a new relationship with Brian, a widower very daringly found through an internet dating agency. Between them they have three children and six grandchildren. Although the book is written in the name Brereton june is now a Heathcote.

www.dyingtodiet.com

Born in the north of England June left school at fifteen in 1959, turned out of the school gates, with little in the way of expectations for either herself or her future and carrying rock bottom self esteem issues. She worked in a variety of jobs, many of which were poorly paid and lacking in stimulation or satisfaction. In it all she gained huge experience and made many friends along the way.

After having her daughter at twenty she found it within herself, despite having an awful childhood, to follow a path of self development. Enhancing her career prospects by opting for further education, June eventually reached the status of Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and then Counsellor. After twenty five years in the Health Service she ventured into psychotherapy in 1987, qualifying in 1993. June trained and supervised therapists up to her retirement in 2007. She has extensive experience working with all aspects of the human condition including relationship issues, physical and sexual abuse, low self esteem, loss and grief and various attachment issues and importantly, body issues.

June decided to write a book about the struggle with compulsive eating and dieting because it is something she has been involved with for most of her life. Her journey on this path has been a long and painful one.

A widow for three years she found happiness again in a new relationship with Brian, a widower very daringly found through an internet dating agency. Between them they have three children and six grandchildren. Although the book is written in the name Brereton june is now a Heathcote.

www.dyingtodiet.com

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