New Book Offers Emotional Eaters a Lifeline

Share Article

Therapist/Life Coach Julie M. Simon Addresses the True Causes of Overeating and Offers Practical Advice for not Overdoing it this Holiday Season

Simon’s anti-diet approach gives readers the tools to heal their relationship with food, finally feel comfortable in their own skin and bring balance into their lives on many levels.

Set the best intention, overeat, shame and guilt yourself, repeat. It’s a familiar pattern that seems to end in weight gain for many overeaters every year, especially during the holidays.

A groundbreaking new book, THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL: A Practical Mind/Body/Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting (New World Library, Nov 2012, $16.95) hits bookstores this month, just in time for holiday overeating. Written by psychotherapist, life coach and certified personal trainer Julie M. Simon and based on the author’s own recovery and successful Twelve Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program, the book addresses the mind, body and spirit imbalances that cause overeating and weight gain.

“Despite our best intentions, many of us find ourselves routinely overeating at meals, snacking mindlessly, or bingeing regularly. As emotional eaters, we turn to food for comfort, soothing, distraction, and excitement. We’re unable to practice suggested lifestyle changes or address health challenges because of an emotional, physical and/or spiritual disconnect that sabotages our best intentions” Simon says.

With the last six weeks of the year fast approaching, it’s easy to begin worrying about packing on those unwanted fall and winter pounds. The holiday season generally means more delectable foods, more traveling, more stress and emotional eating (especially if you have difficult relatives), and less time for physical activity and relaxation. “But this time of year doesn’t have to be a recipe for weight gain,” states Simon.

In THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL, Simon offers readers plenty of inspiration, motivation and engaging case stories. Featuring simplicity and step-by-step direction, she gently and compassionately guides readers through the mastery of five self-care skills, five body-balancing principles and five soul-care practices that can put an end to emotional eating, weight gain and dieting forever.

Simon confesses that she spent a good portion of her life stuck in a cycle of overeating comfort foods, gaining weight and dieting. “I entered adulthood with low self-esteem, insecurity and a poor body image and I was missing many basic self and soul-care skills,” says Simon. “I used food to calm and soothe myself—it helped numb the pain of unpleasant emotions, self doubts and other negative thoughts. And to add insult to injury, I had inherited body and brain chemistry imbalances that made processed comfort foods (like cookies and potato chips) and stimulants (like diet sodas and coffee) both attractive and addictive. Food altered my brain chemistry; and because food is pleasurable and exciting, it was a good distraction. It temporarily filled up the inner emptiness and restlessness I regularly felt, that I now know represented spiritual hunger.”

In THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL, readers learn to nurture themselves with loving behaviors and wholesome foods, to correct body and brain imbalances that trigger overeating and to address their soul’s yearnings for joy and fulfillment. Simon’s anti-diet approach gives readers the tools to heal their relationship with food, finally feel comfortable in their own skin and bring balance into their lives on many levels.

Whether the reader is trying to lose a large amount of weight, end a compulsive overeating problem, shed those last few pounds or just improve her health, THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL will offer her exactly what she needs: information, examples, clinically proven techniques, guidance, encouragement, consistent practice and a program that can be utilized for life.

For more information, blog articles and upcoming events, visit http://www.overeatingrecovery.com.

To schedule an interview with Julie Simon, contact Kim Corbin at kim(at)newworldlibrary(dot)com or 415-884-2100 x-18
*****
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT, is the author of THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL. She is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach with more than twenty years of experience helping overeaters stop dieting, heal their relationships with themselves and their bodies, correct body and brain imbalances, lose excess weight, and keep it off. A lifelong fitness enthusiast, she is also a certified personal trainer with over twenty-five years of experience designing exercise and nutrition programs for various populations. Her professional experience with and personal journey through childhood trauma, weight challenges, and body, brain, and spiritual imbalances led to the creation of The Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program.

THE EMOTIONAL EATER'S REPAIR MANUAL: A Practical Mind/Body/Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting ($16.95, 338 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-1-60868-151-8) is published by New World Library and is available at neighborhood and online bookstores.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Kim Corbin
Visit website