"Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books, which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn Hansen, the author of Brain over Binge, disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. Kathryn explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way- as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her own brain to recover - quickly and permanently. Sound theories and research support the ideas in this brave and refreshing new book, which holds promise for helping many who struggle with any form of binge eating." -- from author's website, http://www.brainoverbinge.com.
Author: Director of the Center for Asian Studies and Professor Department of Asian Studies Kathryn Hansen
Release Date: 2016-01-07
This book is a much-requested follow-up to Brain over Binge (2011), in which the author shared how she used a basic understanding of neuroscientific principles to overcome bulimia. In this sequel and companion volume, with the help of fellow specialists and authors Amy Johnson, Ph.D., Katherine Thomson, Ph.D., and others, Kathryn Hansen lays out those same principles--and many more--in a self-help format that educates and empowers binge eaters to pursue recovery efficiently and effectively. Although recovery is not the same for everyone, this book posits that there are only two essential goals that must be met to end bulimia and binge eating disorder: (1) learning to dismiss urges to binge and (2) learning to eat adequately. As you work toward these goals with a streamlined focus, you will discover your own strength, develop your own insights, and put into practice ideas and behaviors that work uniquely and authentically for you. The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide is comprehensive in its length and scope, but utterly simple in its approach: You will read and use only what you need--continuing on in the book if you feel you need more information and guidance; putting it down and moving on with your life when you feel you're ready--so that you can start living binge-free as quickly and easily as possible.
Author: Carolyn Coker Ross
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Some people use food to calm themselves when they feel overwhelmed. Others find it difficult to discern between eating out of hunger and eating out of habit. There are nearly as many reasons why people overeat as there are reasons to stop. While overeating can often bring comfort in the short term, it can lead to feelings of guilt later on. If you feel like you're caught in a cycle of unhealthy eating that you can't stop, this workbook can help you overcome it. In The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook, you'll learn skills and nutrition guidelines recommended by doctors and therapists for healthy eating and how to quell the often overpowering urge to overeat. Using a variety of practices drawn from complementary and alternative medicine, you'll replace unhealthy habits with nourishing rewards and relaxation practices. This potent combination of therapies will help you end your dependence on overeating as a way to cope with unpleasant feelings and shows you how to develop new strategies for a healthier lifestyle. This workbook will help you: •Identify the trigger foods and feelings that spur you to binge or overeat •Determine how stress, depression, and anxiety may be affecting your eating •Calm yourself in stressful times with nourishing self-care practices •Learn to appreciate and accept your body
Author: Richard Kerr
Publisher: Mind Free
Release Date: 2014-11-07
"I am truly extraordinarily impressed with the Bulimia Help Method. It is really impressive and very approachable" - Susan Paxton, Past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders & Professor at La Trobe University "There is much helpful, practical, and inspirational advice in this program, which is all backed by thorough research and the experience of thousands of recovered bulimics." - Kathryn Hansen, Author of Brain over Binge The Bulimia Help Method introduces readers into a five-step process that teach those seeking recovery how to stop bingeing, relearn normal eating and overcome bulimia for life. Inside you will find: - A unique step-by-step treatment plan for overcoming bulimia nervosa - A new empowering perspective on why you binge and how to remove the urge - Effective strategies for dealing with relapses - Comprehensive guidance for creating a meal plan - How to ensure you stay recovered and at your healthy ideal weight for life - How to remove food obsession and anxious emotions - How to rebuild a healthy relationship with food so that food becomes just food - How to let go of food rules, restriction and fears Actual Reader Feedback: “The Bulimia Help Method has saved my life. I don’t say that lightly. I have been bulimic for 10 years and I have been full of despair. I thought I would never recover and this sad sham of a life was what mine would be. I have been to doctors, therapy, and read every self-help book; this was the first time anything worked. I finally have hope again!!!” - Nadine “I am in a position to "graduate" from your recovery program. After over 45 years of disordered eating this is quite incredible! I would like to express my profound gratitude to you for compiling a system that works. Once more I have a potential to live life, be happy, healthy and help others along the way.” - Pat Mary “I had bulimia for 13 years when I came across this program. I am not sure what compelled me to purchase because I secretly believed that there was nothing that could help me, but now almost 6 months later I am no my way to being free of bulimia forever” - Sarra
Author: Randi E. McCabe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Severe dieting often results in periods of reactive binge eating, a phenomenon experienced by one in twenty American women. Responses to these periods may include prolonged fasting, self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives and diuretics, and obsessive exercise: all symptoms of bulimia. This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer encouragement. Discover that it is possible to overcome the disorder and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Through their cutting-edge research at the internationally renown Toronto Hospital Eating Disorders Programme, the authors of The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook have developed a step-by-step program for recovery whose efficacy has been proven in clinical trials. The authors empower bulimia suffers to take control of their lives, not only by providing information and advice, but by giving them a personalized format with which they can put these new behavior changes into practice - a process that is critically important for lasting recovery. This comprehensive guide covers everything from bulimia's symptoms, causes, and risks to how to normalize eating, shift eating-disordered thoughts, build on personal strengths, improve self-esteem, deal with underlying issues, prevent relapse, and understand what medications can help. With many real-life examples, this book also helps readers learn through the experiences of other sufferers how to overcome their disorder and live a happier, more fulfilled life.
Author: Leora Fulvio
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
Are you one of the millions of people suffering from Binge Eating Disorder? Are you caught in the trap of binge eating, emotional eating, mindless eating, and diet obsession? This book will help you to stop binge eating right now. You will heal the underlying issues that lead to your binge eating when you implement this complete mind, body and spirit approach to healing. It will help you to become the person who you know you are while gently guiding you away from the tyranny of food and body obsession, diets, binge eating and scales. You will come to a place of freedom and peace around food and your body so that you can enjoy your life. You will be able to breathe with ease and settle in to a place of normalcy around food and your body. Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating uses a new approach to treating binge eating that does not include dieting, deprivation, willpower, or any kind of self-criticism. These easy steps to becoming a normal eater are thought provoking, action oriented and enjoyable. Recovery from the torment of food and negative body image is within reach.
Imagine struggling with anorexia for seven years and finding yourself in the hospital weighing 56 pounds at 20 years old. Your parents are planning your funeral, and you are given little chance to live. Fast-forward one year. You are now 221 pounds and obese. Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders is Brittany Burgunder's raw and captivating memoir of her 10-year battle with three forms of severe eating disorders -- anorexia, binge eating, and bulimia. Taken from her extensive journals, she shares her uncensored and disturbing story of fear, sadness, chaos, disbelief, and darkness. In the end, though, her first-person account gives a message of hope and triumph. Safety in Numbers is a brutally honest and unique account highlighting a profound struggle at both ends of the weight spectrum with eating disorders. Brittany's battle shows that a happy and healthy life is possible no matter how hopeless the situation may seem. It provides a firsthand look into an unthinkable journey that will mesmerize, move, and inspire readers. Ultimately, it is a story of survival and strength -- no matter what the struggle.
Author: Christopher G. Fairburn
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2013-07-11
This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to: *Overcome the urge to binge. *Gain control over what and when you eat. *Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges. *Establish stable, healthy eating patterns. *Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse. This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
If you're a man who struggles with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset. Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love-a very feminine approach. But men who've overcome food and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child... Open the cage even an inch-or show that dog an ounce of fear-and it'll quickly burst out to shred your healthy eating plans, undoing all your progress in a heartbeat. From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist-and previous consultant to major food manufacturers-Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your "fat thinking self." He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process. If despite your best intentions you find yourself in one or more of the following situations then this book is for you... You've tried diet after diet with no permanent success... You constantly think about food and/or your weight... You feel driven to eat when you're not hungry (emotional overeating)... You sometimes feel you can't stop eating even though you're full... You sometimes feel guilty or ashamed of what you've eaten... You behave differently with food in private than you do when you're with other people... You feel the need to fast and/or severely restrict your food to "make up" for serious bouts of overeating... Never Binge Again can help you: Dramatically improve your ability to stick to ANY healthy food plan so you can achieve your weight loss and/or fitness goals... Quickly recover from mistakes without self judgement or unnecessary guilt... Free yourself from the prison of food obsession so you can enjoy a satisfying, delicious, and healthy diet for the rest of your life! "What the Hades is this? It can't be this simple. But I'm closer to my goal weight than I've been in decades!" - Peter Borromeo "A powerful, thought provoking, and very un-ladylike approach to the problem of bingeing!" - Stephanie King "A unique and brilliant way to leverage will power; passionate, convincing, defiant and inspiring - all at the same time" - Richard Guy "Never Binge Again squelched that awful voice in the back of my mind which says 'you'll backslide eventually, no matter what.' Thanks to this book failure is no longer an option!" - Warren Start "I'm still reeling with the revelation I have the ability to Never Binge Again, just like my ability to never rob a bank, never push and old lady into traffic, or never jump off of a perfectly good cliff! [...] This book is THE TOOL I need to conquer ever attempting to satisfy emotional feelings with carbo-laden calories again!" - Traci Rickards "If you follow this simple program, you CAN see results without the 'normal' struggle. No eating foods you don't like. No fancy rules, schedules or psychotic workouts. It puts you fully in charge of your eating...and it's sustainable." - Keith Duncan CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) "Refreshingly unlike any other nutrition/healthy-eating/wellbeing title I've ever read...and I've read quite a few! The total absence of charts, food diaries, calorie counters and so on is fabulous." - Celia Almeida
Author: Susan Albers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Food has the power to temporarily alleviate stress and sadness, enhance joy, and bring us comfort when we need it most. It's no wonder experts estimate that 75 percent of overeating is triggered by our emotions, not physical hunger. The good news is you can instead soothe yourself through dozens of mindful activities that are healthy for both body and mind. Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully, now offers 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, a collection of mindfulness skills and practices for relaxing the body in times of stress and ending your dependence on eating as a means of coping with difficult emotions. You'll not only discover easy ways to soothe urges to overeat, you'll also learn how to differentiate emotion-driven hunger from healthy hunger. Reach for this book instead of the refrigerator next time you feel the urge to snack-these alternatives are just as satisfying!
THE BINGE CODE is a bold new book based on hard science and over 10 years of helping people end their binge eating issues and lose excess weight. In this book, Alison Kerr shows you exactly, step by step, how to unlock your mind, body and emotions from "The Binge Trap." Using her breakthrough approach you can overcome compulsive eating, food cravings, weight fluctuations and learn to live life to the fullest. Freedom from food issues and a happier, more fulfilling life is within reach.
The publication four years ago of Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e), written by two eating disorder specialists at London's world-famous Maudsley Hospital, was a milestone in the treatment of bulimia. For the first time a self-help book was shown, by rigorous clinical trials, to cure a significant fraction of women suffering from bulimia, and to reduce the therapist contact time needed by others. Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) offered an efficient way of treating bulimic patients, which would be valued by any resource-conscious health service. The authors of Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) have now written this Clinician's Guide, to help health care professionals maximize the benefit that patients obtain from the self-help book. Based on the authors' wide-ranging experience of treating eating disorder patients, it provides a step-by-step account of how the chapters in Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) can be used to ameliorate various aspects of bulimics' difficulties, with examples drawn from real patients' case histories. Particular emphasis is given to the problem of motivating patients who are reluctant to change their behaviour, using Miller and Rollnick's motivational interviewing approach. The Clinician's Guide to Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e) will be invaluable for all those treating sufferers of bulimia.
YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN STOP BINGE EATING (OR FEELING OUT OF CONTROL WITH FOOD) AND BE THIN! You are about to finally uncover the single reason why you've been experiencing such an uphill battle with food and your weight. And far more importantly... I am going to teach you the skills you need to win the food fight once and for all--without dieting. If you're looking for a real, proven, step-by-step solution to stop overeating and binge eating for good--so you can finally get thin and get on with your amazing life--then this book is for you. Is food your best friend--and your worst enemy? Are you stuck in a relentless tug-of-war between wanting (desperately) to lose weight, and the out-of-control urge to eat? Does your firm morning resolve to "be good" with food consistently crumble into a night of takeout on the couch, watching TV with Ben & Jerry? Do you love food, but at the same time, part of you hates it with a passion, and would be perfectly happy if you never ate again--if it just meant you could finally be thin? Let me come right out and say it. It's not you! There are clear-cut, solvable reasons why your eating currently feels frustrating and at times painfully out of control. You've simply been trying to solve the problem (excess weight and overeating) with a solution (dieting and exercise) that does nothing to resolve the real reasons you feel so out of control with food. The problem is not your lack of nutritional knowledge. Knowing how many calories (or carbs!) are in a thick, fudgy brownie does absolutely nothing to equip you with the skills to stop binge eating it after a long, hard day at work. Are you going to scream if another weight loss book tells you to "take a bath" instead of binge eating? Overeating and binge eating are learned behavioral patterns that can be eradicated once you learn a few simple--actionable--psychological skills. And NOT the type of "fluff psychology" you find in most emotional eating books that advise you to "take a walk," "read a book," or "take a warm bath" when you feel the urge to overeat. Really? That advice is absolutely useless. (And maddening!) As if when you're in that pre-binge frenzy, parked outside the mini-mart tearing into a bag of chips and a box of donuts, you're going to hear that advice and say, "Wow, why didn't I think of that? I'll put down these salty, grease glistening chips and thick, chocolate frosted donuts and head home to read Pride and Prejudice." Not so much. The solution to binge eating and overeating is found in step-by-step, research based, learn-able skills that prevent and eliminate overeating on the spot. The skills (you'll be happy to know) do not include deprivation or willpower. Since willpower and deprivation don't actually work. I mean, if they did work to yield lasting weight loss we wouldn't be having this conversation right now. Right? Find out exactly why your best weight loss efforts have failed in the past--and more importantly, exactly what you can do to change it. Today. Learn how to eliminate the single behavior that 70 years of scientific research proves causes overeating, binge eating, and feeling out of control with food. Uncover the secret to being able to keep any food in your house--without it calling your name. Discover the two keys that make it a cinch to stop eating any food when you've had enough (even chocolate cake or a cheeseburger!). How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too is Josie at her best--sharing her remarkable insights, her warm, disarming signature wit, and her research-based Hunger Directed Eating techniques that result in quick and lasting change. This is the first book in a groundbreaking series. Join the women and men around the world who are finally enjoying peace and ease with food.
Author: Jennie Kramer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating — and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder. In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more. Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eating Includes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eating Offers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery plan Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.