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Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food
A Five-Point Plan for Success
BY Arlene B. Englander

Rowman & Littlefield
August 8, 2018/ ISBN 9781538111192
Self-Help: Dieting, Food Related

Reviewed by Jen Oliver


Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food takes a different look at dieting. Instead of a book having a diet plan, this one looks at the behavioral reasons as to why someone might be overeating and simple, straight forward steps on how to change how someone eats. This books takes a five step process where all of them focus on being aware of everything: aware of yourself, your food, your emotions, and your surroundings.

Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food shares examples from Englander’s own personal struggle with overeating and several of her clients over the years. These examples show how one’s past interacts with one’s present and how they reacted in the past does not need to be how one reacts now. The examples are relatable to almost everyone which makes this behavioral look and change more realistic then a simple diet plan. Englander clearly states that she is not a nutritionist and does not offer much nutritional advice other than what studies and experts have stated. Englander takes a step and includes not just what food is sitting in front of you but includes the importance of exercising and water is in trying to create change.

Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food is a straight forward look at how someone can change how their emotions affect their eating and focus on the importance of food for sustenance, not to make someone feel better. This reader feels that most people will be able to relate and should take a look if they feel that they want a different approach to how to eat.

Reviewed 2018