Fat is a Family Affair: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships

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Hazelden Publishing, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 294 pages
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With more than half a million copies sold, Fat is a Family Affair is recognized as the benchmark text on family dynamics and eating disorders. Newly updated with current research, perspectives, and stories, this instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors--specifically overeating and undereating. Judi Hollis is eminently qualified to offer guidance on this topic, having counseled families for more than 30 years and pioneered the nation's first Twelve-Step eating disorders treatment program.

Key features and benefits over 500,000 copies of the first edition have been sold features personal stories that validate readers' experiences ideal for overeaters, undereaters, and binge eaters as well as their loved ones

About the author Judi Hollis, Ph.D.., is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in New York City and teaches on a number of faculties. Dr. Hollis, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped to establish New York City's Phoenix House programs. In 1975, Dr. Hollis founded the HOPE (Helping Overeaters through People and Education) Institute, the nation's first addiction-model eating disorders hospital unit.

 

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Its a good book.
The author has tactfully used epigrammatic situations to make the victims of the obesity realize the PAID which they face in real life. It has also nicely talked about dieting which
is also not good for every one. The chapters No to Food Yes to life and the fear of flying are motivating.  

Contents

Relate to Recover
3
Whos the FO?
25
Whos the CP?
63
Why Are We Together?
105
THE WEIGH
137
Accept That Its Difficult
139
Extend the Family System
179
No to Food Is Yes to Life
219
Fear of Flying
265
About the Author
291
Other Materials by Dr Judi Hollis
293
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Judi Hollis, Ph.D.., is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in New York City and teaches on a number of faculties. Dr. Hollis, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped to establish New York City's Phoenix House programs. In 1975, Dr. Hollis founded the HOPE (Helping Overeaters through People and Education) Institute, the nation's first addiction-model eating disorders hospital unit.

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