November 16, 2012

The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual by Julie M. Simon

The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual by Julie M. Simon is a self-help book that looks at overeating and problems with weight gain in a different way than most “diet” books out there. As an emotional eater, you may not be able to lose the weight the same way another person can. With this program, you can learn how to fix your emotional problems and shred the extra weight you gained over the years.

Book Description
Despite our best intentions, many of us find ourselves routinely overeating at meals, snacking mindlessly, or bingeing regularly. As emotional eaters, we turn to food for comfort, soothing, distraction, and excitement. There’s a disconnection fueling our eating, robbing years from our lives, and we know it. We’re tired of restrictive diets that lead back to overeating, and we’re ready to try something different.

Therapist and life coach Julie Simon offers a new approach that addresses the true causes of overeating and weight gain: emotional and spiritual hunger and body imbalance. The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual presents five self-care skills, five body-balancing principles, and five soul-care practices that can end overeating and dieting forever. You’ll learn to nurture yourself without turning to food, to correct body and brain imbalances that trigger overeating, and to address your soul’s hunger. Weight loss, more energy, improved health, and self-esteem will naturally follow.” – The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual

My Thoughts
The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual is the type of diet and self-help book that people who emotionally eat need to read. People who eat for emotional reasons can go on a diet and exercise program and lose weight, but often they end up right back where they were before because the underlying problems weren’t ever addressed and fixed.

Julie M. Simon wrote this book based on her “Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program” that addresses weight gain as part of an emotional and spiritual hunger and physiological imbalance. Treating someone’s problem in this way treats the whole person, not just the number on a scale, and I for one really appreciate this philosophy and outlook on it.

This book doesn’t offer a quick fix to a lifelong weight problem, but it does help the reader to see their life differently, especially in relation to their eating problems. If you have struggled with your weight and are need of some help, this may just be the book that can help you with it. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would try just about anything.