I second the Beck work, but only for her methods regarding supporting habit change in general. Her insistence that participants plan in advance what they will eat runs counter to eating in accordance with hunger. Many of her suggestions can be used to support adopting the habits that SY recommends. I also recommend The End of Overeating, though that author does recommend vilifying certain foods. I don't think that is a good plan, but I do believe people should understand that certain foods can make it very hard to eat them in moderation. Then each person can make a decision to limit them or perhaps shun them even if they are drawn to them.
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I love the "SOUTH BEACH DIET" by Arthur Agatston, M.D. since he never started out to write a "diet" book but is a cardiologist whose patients were dying on the American Heart Association Diet. He did the research and made the diet for them, and they lost weight and then he got calls to "tell me the diet" and it turned into a book. The fancy recipes are just to show that you can cook gourmet with basic ingredients, but you don't have to spend a lot of money.
I read "The End Of Overeating" by David Kessler this past summer. I thought it was a good compliment to SY; it helped me better understand some of the physiological causes of overeating. Sort of like, Harriet gets the ball rolling, then the chemical reaction pitches in to help create the perfect storm we all know as a binge.
I'll have to check out some of these other books, thanks for sharing!
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My absolute favorite companion to "Shrink Yourself" is Darcy Buehler's "Think Yourself Thin" book and CD. I believe that doing it along with the Shrink Yourself program is more powerful than just doing SY.
Two of my other favorites are "The Diet Cure" or "The Mood Cure" by Julia Ross. They explain how nutrition affects emotional eating including "good mood foods", "bad mood foods", using amino acids instead of drugs, and what was especially critical for me, understanding why eating foods you are sensitive to are addictive.
"Potatoes, not Prozac" and "The Sugar Addicts Total Recovery Program" are also very enlightening for avoiding junk food. I can't remember the author's name but her website is www.radiantrecovery.com
The book "Sugar Shock" is also good for avoiding junk food.
"Intuitive Eating" would be another one to add to the list. Great for listening to one's body.
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" is also excellent, although not exactly on emotional eating.
Jack Challam's books "Feed Your Genes Right" and "Syndrome X" are also excellent for learning to eat healthier and avoid junk food.
Here's a place to share other books on similar topics!
My suggestions (for now):
* The Rules of Normal Eating * Healthy at Every Size
Both books are fabulous and help with the concept of Intuitive Eating and dealing with both physical and emotional hunger. These are also great to get one out of the Dieter's Mentality. You can find these and many reviews about them at Amazon.com
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