Beyond a Shadow of a Diet
The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating Disorders
Routledge – 2004 – 424 pages
This accessible volume will guide therapists of all disciplines through step-by-step treatment of compulsive eating.
The authors introduce the new research related to health, weight, fitness and diet failure, and then discuss a treatment method which advocates eating as guided by physiological signal: eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. The book offers tools for therapists to recognize compulsive eating patterns, use their training to address underlying psychological difficulties, and implement therapeutic principles for healing.
Beyond a Shadow of a Diet provides concrete steps for establishing a normal relationship with food and methods for understanding and treating the psychological aspects of compulsive eating.
"Learning to eat with hunger, to relish food and to enjoy one's body is our birthright. Beyond a Shadow of a Diet explains how the individual can begin to live in harmony with food and gives therapists the tools to better help those for whom eating has become, too often, a source of anguish into a pleasurable and reassuring part of life." - Susie Orbach, London School of Economics, UK
Part I: The Problem. I Want To Lose Weight. The Therapist Trap. The Treatment. The Principle of the Non-diet Approach. Obstacles. Emotions. Body Image. Treatment Considerations. The Solution. Redefining Health. Changing the World…A Little Bit At A Time.