Beyond a Shadow of a Diet
The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 320 pages
Beyond a Shadow of a Diet is the most comprehensive book available for professionals working with clients who struggle with Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating or Emotional Overeating. The authors present research revealing that food restrictions in the pursuit of weight loss actually trigger and sustain overeating. Next, they offer step-by-step guidelines to help clients end the diet mentality and learn an internally-based approach known as attuned eating. Divided into three sections–The Problem, The Treatment and The Solution–this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.
In addition to addressing the symptoms, dynamics and treatment of eating problems, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet presents a holistic framework that goes well beyond the clinical setting. This invaluable resource includes topics such as the clinician’s own attitudes toward dieting and weight; cultural, ethical and social justice issues; the neuroscience of mindfulness; weight stigma; and promoting wellness for children of all sizes. Drawing from the Health At Every Size paradigm–and the wealth of research examining the relationship between dieting, weight and health–Beyond a Shadow of a Diet offers both therapists and their clients a positive, evidence-based model to making peace with food, their bodies and themselves.
Foreword Preface Part One: The Problem 1. I Want to Lose Weight 2. The Therapist Trap Part Two: The Treatment 3. Principles of Attuned Eating 4. Obstacles 5. Emotions 6. Body Image 7. Treatment Considerations Part Three: The Solution 8. Redefining Health 9. Changing the World… A Little Bit at a Time Appendices Resources Index
Judith Matz, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in eating and weight issues problems since 1986. She is co-author of The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care, Director of The Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc., and has a private practice. Judith is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. Descriptions of her work have appeared in the media including the LA Times, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, Psychotherapy Networker, and NBC News Chicago with Nesita Kwan, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments.
Ellen Frankel, LCSW, worked in the field of eating disorder treatment and prevention for over twenty years and is currently a full-time writer. Her books include The Diet Survivor’s Handbook, Revolution of Jewish Spirit, Beyond Measure and Syd Arthur. Ellen serves as a consultant, is a popular speaker at workshops and conferences, and has appeared in both print and TV media, including CNN, Fox News, the CBS Early Show and Dr. Phil.