Emotional Eating: What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Next Diet

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Wiley, Sep 13, 1993 - Psychology - 208 pages
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This revealing and useful book tells how emotions can cause bad eating habits and provides an effective antidote to radical crash diets. The author uses a cognitive-behavioral approach, and offers an encouraging alternative to current theories on the causes on overeating, such as psychopathology, addiction, or moral weakness. Emotional Eating shows how to identify individual patterns of emotional eating, and then tells readers how to respond to these patterns. Filled with tables charts, and self-assessment tests, Emotional Eating can help you learn self-control by identifying emotional triggers and developing alternative behaviors.

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Emotional eating: a practical guide to taking control

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Excessive overeating in response to emotions must be controlled before weight management can be successfully achieved, according to Abramson (psychology, California State Univ.). Using case histories ... Read full review

Contents

The Connection Between Emotions and Eating
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Are You an Emotional Eater?
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Why Emotional Eating
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Edward Abramson, Ph.D. is an internationally-recognized expert on eating and weight disorders who lectures to professional and lay audiences around the world. He is a professor of psychology at California State University and a former director of the Eating Disorders Center at Chico Community Hospital. Dr. Abramson has appeared on "Hard Copy," "20/20," PBS, "Good Day LA," "Joan Rivers," and other TV and radio programs, and his work has been written about in "Reader's Digest, Cosmo, Good Housekeeping, Self, theNew York Times, The LA Times", the "Washington Post", and other major publications.

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