Saturday, June 27, 2009

Emotional Eating "Taming of the Chew Part IV"

Part II of Taming of the Chew by Denise Lamothe, Psy.D., H.H.D. begins with Chapter 6 which is a few pages about being responsible for making the necessary changes.

Chapter 7 begins with finding an appreciation for our physical body through moving it as in exercise is fun. She then tackles robotic eating by becoming more aware of when you are eating and appreciative of the food you do eat. She suggests that if your goal is to lose weight have one day a week with nothing more than juice.

In this chapter is also a section on Self Love where she suggests looking in a mirror every day and finding things you like about you. Then go to war (not her words) against the substances which have caused you trouble like alcohol, sugar... But stop beating yourself up for making mistakes and she then suggests some healthy substitutes such as stevia instead of sugar.

She suggests counseling to deal with addictive behaviors such as alcohol. She then provides a rather extensive list of alternative healing approaches such as biofeedback, acupuncture, rolfing, hypnosis, polarity...

In my next post I'll cover the next chapter about Healing the Emotional Self. I'm getting excited about finishing this book because I just received another book titled Breaking Free of Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth.

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