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Free Yourself from the Cycle of Emotional Eating
If you eat to help manage your emotions, you may have discovered that it doesn’t really work. If you’re an emotional eater, you’ve probably wondered how you can conquer it once and for all. The good news is that a life free of emotional eating is possible! There are tried and true ways to free yourself from the cycle of emotional eating.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food by Dr. Jennifer L. Taitz. Dr. Taitz is a clinical psychologist and director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York, NY.
In her audiobook, Dr. Taitz combines tested scientific methods with an emotional understanding of the difficulty of battling with food. This audiobook is a guide to help you face difficult emotions head on without relying on food to numb yourself, and is a great place to begin if you’re ready to create a healthy relationship to food that will last for the rest of your life.
What’s in this episode?
Dr. Taitz discusses a famous study on emotional eating and overeating. She discusses the link between feeling poorly and making impulsive decisions that, ironically, only serve to make you feel worse in the long run. If you’ve wondered about the science behind emotional eating, then you’ll appreciate this thorough and fascinating investigation into why we eat when we feel poorly, and how we can break free of that pattern.
Jennifer L. Taitz, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York, NY. She is a certified diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is a founding board member of the New York City Association for Contextual Behavior Science. Her expertise lies in emphasizing simultaneous acceptance and change and providing tangible tools to help people get “unstuck” so they are better able to regulate their emotions.
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If you struggle to live fully and joyously because of an unhealthy relationship with eating, my hope is that this audiobook will offer you new freedom. Eating is a part of life, and this book is about living in a way that is meaningful and expansive. Unlike hundreds of other books, it will not tell you what, when, how, or how much to eat. Instead, you will practice living in full contact with the present moment, learning from your feelings, coping with distress skillfully, and developing self-compassion.