Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6⅜ x 9¼
978-1-5381-1119-2 • Hardback • August 2018 • $40.00 • (£31.00)
978-1-5381-1120-8 • eBook • August 2018 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA, has been a licensed psychotherapist for over twenty years. She has created health promotion programs on stress management, emotional overeating and other subjects for hospitals, corporations and law firms, while on staff at settings as diverse as Cancer Care, Inc. and American Express, T.R.S. Her “Love Your Food”® Seminars have been presented at organizations throughout her local community in South Florida. Currently in private practice in North Palm Beach, she specializes in helping emotional overeaters, an issue she, herself, formerly faced.
Chapter 1. “Love My Food!?”
Chapter 2. Diets Do Work- to Cause Compulsive Overeating and Bingeing!
Chapter 3 .POINT #1 Learn from Stress – To Lessen It
Chapter 4. POINT #2 Exercise - Learn to Love It
Chapter 5. POINT #3 Love Your Food – Hands-On-Techniques
Chapter 6. POINT #4 Fluids - Learn to Love Water and Healthy Foods
Chapter 7. POINT #5 Target Evening Eating
Chapter 8. Love Your Food with Friends and Family
Chapter 9. Love Your Food at Parties and On Vacation
Chapter 10. Love Your Food for a Lifetime
For those who use food to self-soothe, Englander’s approach to a healthier relationship with food might be a good fit. A psychotherapist and self-confessed compulsive overeater, Englander convincingly and appealingly observes that “it’s great to be free from dieting yet still be slim and fit.” In fact, throw out the concept of diets, which Englander says are counterproductive. Diets turn off “our awareness of hunger and satiety,” so instead, Englander focuses on learning how to savor meals. Englander asks thoughtful and probing questions throughout, while also making liberal use of anecdotes to provide encouraging and empirical examples of healthy behaviors. She puts forward the mnemonic device SELF (stress, exercise, love your food, fluids and healthy foods) as a way to remind oneself to make behavioral changes, such as not always totally clearing one’s plate, or learning to enjoy exercise. Quick discussions of how childhood affects lifelong attitudes toward food and how work environments can encourage overeating provide additional food for thought. Englander provides readers with a start on the right path to healthy eating.
— Publishers Weekly
Licensed, practicing psychotherapist Englander provides the kind of mental support and exercises needed to conquer emotional habits. . . . [H]er combination of a well-written narrative and a plethora of patient anecdotes give readers a sense of hope and, more than likely, some different strategies. . . . Readers will appreciate Englander's cogent approach to an often difficult and disliked subject.
Clear, accessible, and full of common-sense, this book can help you re-negotiate a love-hate relationship with food, undo patterns of emotional eating, and gain self-awareness and self-compassion. Arlene Englander will be your perfect guide. Her wisdom and experience spring forth from every page.
— Hope Edelman, author of New York Times Best Seller, Motherless Daughters
Arlene Englander does a masterful job of translating complex emotions and belief systems into easy-to-understand language.Challenge yourself to be healthier and read this book!
— Marshall Teitelbaum, MD, Atlantic Psychiatric Care
Let Go of Emotional Eating is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to ending emotional eating once and for all. It teaches readers how to view food as pleasure and nourishment and offers simple strategies for stopping eating when full or satisfied.
— Karen R. Koenig, M.Ed., LCSW, is a psychotherapist, blogger and international author of seven books on eating. Her website is http://www.karenrkoenig.com.