Resources: Weight Loss and Emotional Eating

Articles by Denise
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Articles by Denise

Remarkably Good Reasons to Overeat and Stay Heavy

Have you successfully started a diet and then after a while sabotaged yourself and quit? Have you reached your goal weight and then gained it back? Do you sometimes eat when you’re not hungry, over eat meals, binge or feel out of control with food… (cont’d)

Become a Fat Burning Machine!

Other than exercise, the best way to raise your metabolism and become a fat burning machine is to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day. Eat something every 3 hours to keep the fire stoked…. (cont’d)

We Live the Way We Eat

Are you eating mindlessly, without choice, feeling deprived? Notice how you might be living like this, too! As a coach for emotional eaters, I’ve observed that as people evolve in the way they eat, they tend to evolve in the way they live! This can also be the case for you. As you eat in a more deliberate, fulfilling, empowering way, you will naturally live this way too…. (cont’d)

What's It Like Inside Your Temple?

When you step into a temple, how do you expect it to be inside? Kind, loving, warm, accepting, understanding, nonjudgmental, caring, truthful, serene? If your body is your temple, what’s it like inside? Does it make you want to escape yourself or be home with yourself…. (cont’d)

Your Body Tells the Truth

Ask your body. It will tell you the truth. Your body will tell you when it’s starting to become hungry, exactly what it wants to eat and precisely when it’s had enough. You can lose weight by simply tuning-in to your body and honor what it’s telling you. You can leave a little room for what your mind wants, too… (cont’d)

Don’t Ration Your Compassion

Have your past efforts in losing weight involved feeling shame, guilt, deprivation, oppression, punishment….? Did it work for the long haul?… (cont’d)

 

Books

Nutrition

SuperFoods Rx, Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, 2004
Entertainingly written! Added blurbs on studies and interesting facts make reading about nutrition exciting.

Healing with Whole Foods, Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, 3rd Edition, Paul Pitchford, 2002

You on a Diet, Michael F. Roizen, MD, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, 2006
Fun to read explanations and diagrams.

Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell, Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD, 1993
You’ll be saying, “Aah, now I get it!” She is my favorite nutritionist author, making weight and nutrition concepts understandable and fun.

Why Women Need Chocolate, Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD, 1995

Emotional Eating

Eating in the Light of the Moon, How Women Can Transform their Relationships with Food through Myths, Metaphors & Storytelling, Anita Johnston, PhD, 1996
This is the most soulful, heart penetrating book I ever read on emotional eating! It’s empowering for all women, food issues or not. She shares a story in each chapter to help make her point, which makes it very enjoyable to read.

When Food is Love, Geneen Roth, 1991
I recommend anything by Geneen Roth. She is America’s foremost authority on healing emotional eating. Her latest book has remained on the best seller list for months: Women, Food and God. Her workshops and retreats are highly worthwhile.

A Course in Weight Loss, Marianne Williamson, 2010
If Women, Food and God is a little more about what, this one is about how. It’s based on the spiritual study: A Course in Miracles; rich and juicy; almost like a workbook.

Shrink Yourself, Roger Gould MD, 2007
Written by a shrink, psychiatrist Dr. Gould, covers the bases of what lurks beneath emotional eating behaviors. His on-line program is excellent and affordable.

Non-Dieting Approach

The Slow Down Diet, Eating for Pleasure, Energy, & Weight Loss, Marc David, 2005
Refreshing new way to lose weight! Perfect for the yo-yo dieter who can’t bare another diet.

Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tridole, MS, RD, Elyse Resch, MS, RD, 1995
Also a new way to approach eating and gain a healthy relationship with food.

Personal Growth

The Language of Emotions, What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You, Karla McLaren, 2010
A must for all emotional eaters; to be able to get wisdom from feelings instead of numbing them with food.

Loving What Is, Byron Katie, 2002
She explains her style of coaching and gives remarkable case studies in which people in dreadful situations shift their perception and come to peace. www.thework.com .

Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping , 2000
Effective way to become free. Radical concepts. www.radicalforgiveness.com .

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra, M.D., 1993
How life can have ease and flow.

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, The Astonishing Power of Feelings, Lynn Grabhorn, 2000
The workbook to this is especially empowering.

You Already Know What to Do, 10 Invitations to the Intuitive Life, Sharon Franquemont, 1999
Great exercises to develop your intuition.

The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle, 1999
This is beyond self help into the upper realms.

You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay, 1984
Her definitive book. Very inspiring. www.hayhouse.com .

 

www.sparkpeople.com
Offers online weight loss support: education, calorie counter, community

www.choosemyplate.gov
This USDA site provides guidelines on nutritious eating

www.coachfederation.org
To learn more about what coaching is

www.healthcastle.com
Written by dietitians, excellent source for nutrition education

www.personaltrainingteam.com
Excellent personal strength training in their Redmond, WA studios or in your home