Read ✓ Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession With Food By Jane R. Hirschmann – Varanus.us

Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession With FoodDo You Feel Compelled To Eat When You Re Not Hungry Do You Feel Guilty And Worthless After Binge Eating Would You Like To Lose Weight Naturally Enjoy The Food You Most Desire Forget Your Preoccupation With Eating And Weight Discover The Freedom Of No Restraints Give Up Dieting Forever OVERCOMING OVEREATING Makes All This Possible, Returning Eating To Its Natural Place In Life, So That Food Becomes Something To Be Enjoyed Rather Than Feared OVERCOMING OVEREATING Will Help You To Break Out Of The Lonely Cycle Of Diet, Binge, Recrimination And Self Loathing Both Practical And Reassuring, It Offers Realistic Guidance On How To Conquer An Obession With Food And Restore Your Self Esteem

Read ✓ Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession With Food By Jane R. Hirschmann – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession With Food
  • Jane R. Hirschmann
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 009182561X

    10 thoughts on “Read ✓ Overcoming Overeating: Conquer Your Obsession With Food By Jane R. Hirschmann – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    Read this book and like me, you will be sobbing uncontrollably over your buttered jammy English muffin No really, that happened.I ve put off writing this review because the risk of self exposure is terrifying.This is a scary scary book But it can completely change your view of food and yourself and your life But change, even if it s good, doesn t necessarily feel pleasant So if you are sick of being obsessed with food and weight and fat and you are ready to not be miserable anyRead Read this book and like me, you will be sobbing uncontrollably over your buttered jammy English muffin No really, that happened.I ve put off writing this review because the risk of self exposure is terrifying.This is a scary scary book But it can completely change your view of food and yourself and your life But change, even if it s good, doesn t necessarily feel pleasant So if you are sick of being obsessed with food and weight and fat and you are ready to not be miserable anyRead on So back to me crying over the breakfast table This is why I think about my weight all of the time I ruefully assumed everybody else does too I am always on a diet, planning my next diet, castigating myself for failing at my diet I have a twenty pound rebound zone and at the top I hate myself and at the bottom I am grimly determined to stay there, but I also feel a little dead.All of that Completely unpleasant So I read this book recommended by a therapist friend who also is a recovered bulimic From the first, this book asks the impossible promise never to diet again Make a solemn vow you can t fake it Diets don t work, stop forever Now, accept your body, as it is This is you Now, go shopping Triple stock everything you actually want to eat Then eat it Kindly remind yourself that you can have what you want, the deprivation is over and there will always bePay attention to your reason for eating Are you anxious bored happy frugal giddy sad proud efficient tired Those feelings are all fine but they have nothing to so with food Is your stomach rumbling That has to do with food.When you experience actual physical hunger, identify the Exact Thing you want, and then eat enough of it to satisfy that physical hunger So picture me, over breakfast, and all I want in the world is a toasted English muffin with butter in the craters and a smear of fancy raspberry jam with tea I haven t had such a thing since I was a teenager Lately carbs are taboo, breakfast not a thing But it sounds amazing And then I make it for myself I put it on a nice plate and I sit down and I take a bite and it is SO RIGHT and so delicious and here s the crazy part so kind Feeding myself, meal by meal, the things I actually want and that make me feel legitimately good it felt like true love Like radical self care Feeling so loved I cried A lot For days And the amazing thing even with potato chips towering on top of the fridge and bags of snickers in the cupboard and four kinds of Haagen Dazs in the freezer since I obeyed the edict to really stock up so much you won t fear scarcity and snarf the amazing thing is, when I ask myself what do I want I want white beans with saut ed red onions tossed with feta and couscous I want runny eggs on whole wheat with Canadian bacon and cracked pepper And I don t want that much of it.I want two bites of red potatoes with truffle salt And one handful of dried cranberries with sharp Irish cheddar All the restriction and moderation and calorie counting over the years could NEVER get me to reduce my serving size the way this process did Feeling physical hunger, identifying EXACTLY what I want, eating as much of it as I need Transformative.The first couple of weeks were very intense every meal was a desperate experience what do I want OMG I need frozen strawberries in sparkling water RIGHT NOW OMG I need hazelnuts in dark chocolate STAT Fresh mozzarella with balsamic Chirashizushi Now And the satiation was just as clear yes I made this whole pot of beautiful ratatouille provencale but if I take onebite everything in the world will turn to ash.I noticed an amazing surge in energy running everyday suddenly felt good instead of like jangling my joints across the pavement and my mood lifted Ask me how I am Yes I m fine, I had the most perfect delicious breakfast and I m going to have the most perfect delicious lunch and I am feeling loved and taken care of and worthy of kindness, thanks for asking That desperation has ebbed a bit now, a couple of months after first reading the book and my food cravings aren t as acute and the satiation isn t as cut and dry The honeymoon is over I am facing the difficult prospect of living forever at a weight and body shape I am not excited about So even though for some people this approach will lead to weight loss, it s not a weight loss book It sets out to wean us from obsession with food and fatness, and to lead us into a healthy loving relationship with food based on having needs and getting them met with kindness For some that will mean eventually shedding weight, for others Not so much Go be alive anyway Do fun things Wear great clothes Don t wait.This is hard Harder than believing if I just cut out XYZ ill finally morph into that beautiful person who is waiting inside, and THEN I ll learn to swim or join that class THEN I ll buy new clothes that actually fit No Stop You re there, it s now.The point is to break the mental habit of turning to the familiar pain and noise of dieting and diet failure rather than experiencing actual emotions And that s hard But even though it feels overwhelming, the authors break it into a simple daily rubric how many times did I eat what I want from physical hunger, and how many times did I eat for some other reason The goal is eventually to replicate that experience of physical hunger and feeding as often as possible, and the eventual extinction of eating for other reasons Imagine Two columns with tally marks belly or mouth hunger Gettallies on the belly side, and fewer on the mouth hunger side That s the goal Eat for just the right reasons.This is not an easy book, not an easy idea But it s life changing to have tools to dismantle a major source of misery, and free up all that emotion to live life and deal with what s really happening And to have permission no and injunction To make sure you feel taken care of


  2. says:

    Excellent book for women on the dangers of never ending dieting food restriction and how it keeps you overweight, hungry and nearly neurotic rather than actually causing any meaningful weight loss.Excellent for those who have been dieting for decades and just want to stop, and stop now.


  3. says:

    I wish I could give this book MORE than 5 stars I first read this book decades ago when it first came out and it saved my life literally Man or woman, but especially if you are a woman and have food compulsions, shame about food, have used food to take care of yourself, this method is the ONLY one I know of that works It takes years and loads of self care, which by the way, is really the basis of the method learning to give yourself the self care you didn t get as a child, but used food I wish I could give this book MORE than 5 stars I first read this book decades ago when it first came out and it saved my life literally Man or woman, but especially if you are a woman and have food compulsions, shame about food, have used food to take care of yourself, this method is the ONLY one I know of that works It takes years and loads of self care, which by the way, is really the basis of the method learning to give yourself the self care you didn t get as a child, but used food instead.It can feel stressful at first to stock up on formerly forbidden foods, throw out the scale, throw away or donate clothing that doesn t fit and some of the other items in the book, but stick to it, remember you don t have to do it all at once and perfection is not the answer


  4. says:

    Some interesting ideas about mouth psychological hunger versus stomach physiological hunger and reacquainting ourselves withnatural feeding on demand rather than on schedule though I would myself adapt the ideas rather than follow the full programme it s a bit unrealistic in most working lives as lived currently But I do think it has important messages about our obsession with food, diet and body image The best parts are the introductory 4 chapters and the chapters in Part 3 F Some interesting ideas about mouth psychological hunger versus stomach physiological hunger and reacquainting ourselves withnatural feeding on demand rather than on schedule though I would myself adapt the ideas rather than follow the full programme it s a bit unrealistic in most working lives as lived currently But I do think it has important messages about our obsession with food, diet and body image The best parts are the introductory 4 chapters and the chapters in Part 3 Finding Yourself The rest could have been covered muchquickly


  5. says:

    I ve read many books and blogs on this topic and listened to podcasts galore So I want to start off by saying that the message the book is giving, I give 5 stars There are three parts to this book and it took me ages to get through the first part because it s pretty repetitive I think the first two parts could be thinned out a little while still maintaining the quality intent I think there were a lot of good bits in here, and will likely read the third part of the book again.


  6. says:

    PROFESSIONAL READING This is the earliest example I can find of a book that promotes a non diet approach to health originally published in 1988 Hirschmann and Munter outline a step wise program to address bingeing compulsive eating by throwing out the diet mentality, eating the foods that make you nervous, identifying root causes of anxiety, and practicing radical self acceptance This book does not beat around the bush when it comes to coping with food, but does make a lot of promises about PROFESSIONAL READING This is the earliest example I can find of a book that promotes a non diet approach to health originally published in 1988 Hirschmann and Munter outline a step wise program to address bingeing compulsive eating by throwing out the diet mentality, eating the foods that make you nervous, identifying root causes of anxiety, and practicing radical self acceptance This book does not beat around the bush when it comes to coping with food, but does make a lot of promises about weight loss that may or may not pan out for readers struggling with chronic dieting


  7. says:

    This book has really made me think A year ago I made the decision to stop dieting after almost 3 decades of yo yo dieting in one form or another, and to my astonishment my weight has stayed the same ever since However I have still flirted with restricting my food in various ways occasionally, and that does make me a bit stressed Now that I ve read this book I think that I am going to try to honestly eat exactly what I want, when I want, and see how that goes.


  8. says:

    Uhummm It is hard to write this review Because For someone who does not know this ideas excelent ideas which i have been knowing for years. Well this book it would be thw greatest Dont get me wrong, I think this book is wonderful..still. The teory lacks of something. It is not complete i dont believe we always eat either for mouth hunger or real hunger Most of the time, it is just the habit, the automated pattern which became independent of any reason or emotion. Still Uhummm It is hard to write this review Because For someone who does not know this ideas excelent ideas which i have been knowing for years. Well this book it would be thw greatest Dont get me wrong, I think this book is wonderful..still. The teory lacks of something. It is not complete i dont believe we always eat either for mouth hunger or real hunger Most of the time, it is just the habit, the automated pattern which became independent of any reason or emotion. Still I agree with most of the ideas here. i just needlight


  9. says:

    The main gist of this book is the idea that dieting makes people become obsessive about food and puts them in a diet binge cycle They also talk about how many people use food as a way to try and relieve stress and emotional issues and how that doesn t work They claim that if you give up diets and weighing yourself, make no food off limits and strive toward only eating when you hungry eating what your body is craving and stopping when you are full that you will be able to return back to a n The main gist of this book is the idea that dieting makes people become obsessive about food and puts them in a diet binge cycle They also talk about how many people use food as a way to try and relieve stress and emotional issues and how that doesn t work They claim that if you give up diets and weighing yourself, make no food off limits and strive toward only eating when you hungry eating what your body is craving and stopping when you are full that you will be able to return back to a normal relationship with food and the self regulating processes of the body will put you at the weight you were meant to be at genetically


  10. says:

    I am a compulsive eater, and I borrowed this book from my therapist I have been so encouraged by the genuine comprehension by the authors of how my mind works regarding food The ideas in this book are well thought out, easy to understand, and very freeing As soon as I had a question, I would flip the page and it would be answered I have every intention of not only following the book s instructions on how to listen to my body and feed my stomach, but also to purchase my own copy to keep for r I am a compulsive eater, and I borrowed this book from my therapist I have been so encouraged by the genuine comprehension by the authors of how my mind works regarding food The ideas in this book are well thought out, easy to understand, and very freeing As soon as I had a question, I would flip the page and it would be answered I have every intention of not only following the book s instructions on how to listen to my body and feed my stomach, but also to purchase my own copy to keep for reference and lend to others

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