Soothing the Beast Within: A Loving Path to End Food Addiction

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The "diet industry's" approach to weight loss primarily focuses on the "what and when" of how we eat. Nancy's clinical work and her own personal struggle with chronic overeating has led her to the conclusion that this method does not work in the vast majority of cases, ironically it actually makes people fatter. Being overweight is not about the food! The book looks at weight loss through an addition lens, and offers exercises for getting the food "monkey" off your back. It blends spiritual concepts, in the direct no-nonsense voice of its author, with a sense of humor woven throughout.

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Nancy Routley, a psychotherapist in private practice, feels like a salmon swimming upstream against the torrent of popular "diet industry" information currently available. The diet industry's approach to weight loss primarily focuses on the what and when of how we eat. Nancy's clinical work and her own personal struggle with chronic overeating has led her to the conclusion that this method does not work in the vast majority of cases; ironically, it actually makes people fatter. Being overweight is not about the food! Nancy addresses chronic overeating from an addiction model, and like all addictions, the most successful treatment for food addiction is a multifaceted approach. She looks at the problem from a holistic viewpoint-drawing emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Addictions keep us out of balance, floundering, reaching for substances, and engaging in behaviors that take away our pain, albeit temporarily. For the chronic overeater, food is just the drug of choice. Nancy's passion is born from her personal realization that the way to maintain her weight was less about what she was eating and more about why she was eating. Professional experience helped her realize her behavior was addictive. She was using food to shove down emotions, just like her clients used alcohol, drug, and other addictive behaviors to numb out their emotions. This realization led her to the belief that stopping an addiction to food is about changing the relationship to one with a healthy flow instead of an overwhelming obsession. This book is about finding ways to identify and manage thoughts and emotions and learning to give ourselves what we need in respectful, loving ways instead of stuffing them down.

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