Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted January 11, 2013

Published in Lifestyle

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How To Stop Emotional Eating For Good

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Julie Simon Shows You How to End Compulsive Eating and the Diet Mentality

Do you struggle with compulsive emotional eating, including binge eating when you're not really hungry or frequently reaching for junk food instead of nourishing choices? If so, you may have developed a love/hate relationship with eating.

On the one hand, food is always there for you, and can entertain and soothe DIET 4 LETTER SMALLER.jpgyou. But at the same time, you feel out-of-control and so unhappy after stuffing down more than you need. You have probably tried many diets and maybe even emptied your wallet on an unsuccessful quest for an easy, trendy fix. Yet you find yourself with weight ups-and-downs (more up than down) and a painful struggle between "I want" and "I should," with guilt never far away.

I know, I lived these conflicts myself through my early adult years. My friend Julie Simon, a psychotherapist and life coach, also struggled with these same issues. Lucky for us, Julie developed an approach to put a permanent end to unhealthy eating driven by addictions, body imbalances, and painful emotions.

Julie's book, The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting, shares her discoveries. She articulates how to end your emotional eating for good by developing the tools you need to grow beyond it. Julie's wise and compassionate coaching guides you to build self-care skills and spiritual practices that nourish you on every level.

Julie told me why she wrote her guide. "Most diet books and weight loss programs focus exclusively on reduced-calorie eating plans and exercise regimens. They attempt to apply external solutions to internal problems and fail to address emotional and spiritual hunger and body imbalances. I created the 12 Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and wrote this book because I wanted to offer an alternative to dieting that would address these mind, body and spirit imbalances."

I asked Julie about the diet mentality that rules the lives of so many.

Click here to learn more about the diet mentality and how you can get beyond it