Title: The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook
Author: Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
Stars: 4 out of 5
I decided to request an advance copy of this book due to the fact I struggle with food. Instead of overeating I have an unhealthy addiction of not eating. Same Coin just different side.
This author has a wealth of knowledge in this field but she starts off a little heavy handed for those who struggle and it might overwhelming people quickly.
Many might see this book and the author background as only geared to those who are in her same social standing. Personally I found it informative and helpful in guiding a person where they can find help, The end of the book has endless resources for those who struggle with a food addiction.
The author has readers self-diagnosis themselves throughout the book with lots of questions for the readers to answer themselves. The Food Addiction Recovery workbook can be very useful for someone who is dealing with food addictions because it gives them a plan of attack to change their behaviors and how to get help with the reference guides.
I can see how this book could be very useful for someone who is dealing with food addictions and is looking for a tangible plan to change their behavior.
I would have like to have more information on different eating disorders that are out there in the world.
I found this book as a reference guide as well as it is called a workbook to be helpful guide and I found it helpful in my own personal life.
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an advance Copy
When it comes to addiction, abstinence isn’t always the answer—and with food addiction, this is especially true. And yet, for decades nutritional experts have dissected the problem of obesity, and the result has been a series of recommendations about what and how much to eat. When “eating too much fat” was thought to cause obesity, grocery store shelves exploded with low-fat products. Next came the low carb craze that led us to fear eating all carbohydrates, and with it came another assortment of fad products and diets. This pattern has repeated numerous times—and it never seems to be helpful!
If you’re struggling with obesity or food addiction, you’ve probably been told that you must deprive yourself of certain foods in order to lose weight. You may have also been convinced—by the media and by our culture—that if you finally become thin your life will be better, you’ll be happier, and your suffering will come to an end. The problem is—it’s not all about the food. It’s about how food is used to self-soothe, to numb ourselves against the pain of living or to cope with stress and unresolved emotions. Even as your waist whittles away, the problems that caused your food addiction won’t disappear.
The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this workbook is not about dieting. It’s about being anchored to your true, authentic self. When you find your unique anchor, you will relate better to your body, you will know intuitively how to feed your body, and you will reach the weight that’s right for you. Anyone who’s been on the diet treadmill—losing and regaining lost weight—will admit that losing weight doesn’t instantly bring health or happiness. That’s because losing weight is a red herring for the real issue, the misuse of food to solve a problem that has nothing to do with food.
This book offers a whole-person approach that blends practical information on managing stress and regulating emotions without relying on food. If you’re ready to uncover the true cause of your food addiction, you’ll finally be able to embrace a balanced diet and reach the weight that’s right for you.
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2017 by New Harbinger Publications
About The Author:
About Dr. Carolyn Ross
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a nationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obesity and Addictions. She is the former head of the eating disorders program at Sierra Tucson. Dr. Ross consults with treatment centers around the country to help them develop successful eating disorder programs with the focus on treating dually diagnosed eating disorder clients.
She is the author of five books the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook. She is also the author of The Emotional Eating Workbook and The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook. All of her books offer a whole-person approach to treating food and weight issues by helping readers work through and identify and process the root cause of their problems with food and body image.
She collaborated with Dr. Andrew Weil on 2-CD audio entitled “The Joy of Eating Well.” This audio program is designed to be a practical self-guide for obesity and binge eating disorder. Dr. Ross has also developed an international online coaching program for binge eating disorder and obesity entitled The Anchor Program™.
She currently has a private practice in Denver and San Diego specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions, and obesity.
For more information: www.carolynrossmd.com and www.findingyouranchor.com