Why We Overeat and How to Stop
If you struggle to control your weight and can’t escape the endless cycle of yo-yo dieting that always seems to leave you worse off than when you started, this book offers a groundbreaking approach that could change everything. The author uses basic brain science–explained in simple, everyday terms–to show why most of us continue to overeat despite desperately wishing we could stop, and why our efforts at change so seldom stick. Once you understand how this works, you can stop beating yourself up and start using your new knowledge to manage your urges more effectively. You can begin relating to food in a way that empowers you to eat with dignity and real satisfaction even as it supports your health. The author shares many practical and effective strategies to help you get started, all written in a style that is clear, compassionate, and easy to follow. Peace with food is possible, and this book is an indispensable tool for helping you to achieve it. This book combines compassion, science-supported information, and a practical guide to light the way toward a sustainable and joyful relationship with food. It points the way for us to create deeply meaningful lives revolving around what matters most, inviting us to let ourselves off the hook and make a life-change for the better. Very rarely do self-help books offer tangible, accessible steps with such clarity and depth of heart. Dr. Lori Gray, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Assistant ProfessorIntegrative Holistic Health and Wellness, Western Michigan University Elizabeth Babcock has written the most helpful and comprehensive book on overeating I have ever seen. The book is extremely well written and thoroughly referenced. It takes the reader by the hand to design a new life without overeating, from the ways to think about such a life to the step-by-step practical strategies that lead there. It is a worthy read for anyone, and a godsend for those who seek to enjoy a satisfying life without overeating. Sharon Eakes, MA, BCC, Executive Coach, Authorformer Clinical Director of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Aliquippa, PA Ms. Babcock provides compelling insight into the fundamental reasons why all of us are prone to overeating. The all-encompassing comprehensive approach to this book truly makes it stand out. It is thoroughly researched, well written, and wide reaching. It has proven to be a very enjoyable read, with practical advice that just makes sense, and I intend to wholeheartedly recommend this book to my patients going forward. Jeffrey Liu, MD, Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologistSouth Hills Cardiology Associates, Bethel Park, PAThis book is nothing short of remarkable in its ability to address the dynamics of overeating in a clear and understandable manner as well as those processes needed to make change. It is easily understood and written in language that can be followed by clients, and novice as well as seasoned clinicians. Dr. John D Massella, LPC, NCC, CCS, CCDPAssistant Professor and Clinician, California University of Pennsylvania Elizabeth Babcock has written one of the most easily “digested” self-help books I have ever read. It provides a wealth of information about how evolution, neuroscience, culture, and society influence the way we eat, and, more importantly, many well-thought-out and tested strategies for making profound life changes. She manages to convey all of this in a conversational style without jargon or undue complexity, her insight, compassion, and support emanating throughout. Robert Mason, LCSW CEAP, Director of Employee Assistance Services21st Century Employee Assistance Partners, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.