Bring an end to emotional eating by getting to the root of the problem.
Most books about emotional eating tend to focus on how to strengthen self-restraint or how to identify what triggers it. The former can make the problem worse, while the latter may be different each time it occurs. Both approaches fail to help emotional eaters understand why they feel compelled to do something that they don't want to do in the first place. This understanding is the key to changing this behavior.
From the Author
My purpose in writing 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating is to make my approach to the treatment of emotional eating more widely available, beyond my clinical practice.
I view emotional eating as a rebellious response to the harmful message of the diet culture that you must lose weight in order to be accepted by others. People who are vulnerable to this idea may accept the sacrifice and self-deprivation that this requires, but this also requires them to ignore basic biological and psychological needs. Eventually, their need for autonomy—the freedom to make one’s own choices in life—tells them that this is wrong. That's when emotional eating becomes a way to rebel against this pressure and restore, though only temporarily, their sense of self-determination. By challenging the belief that being accepted requires dieting, you can eliminate the need to reject it with defiant eating. Adopting a less restrictive and more intuitive approach to eating will help you reestablish a healthier and more enjoyable relationship with food. The book's eight keys will show you how.