Monday, January 13, 2014

Food Triggers by Rhona Epstein, Psy.D ~ review and giveaway

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Worthy (December 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617951587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617951589

For anyone who’s ever eaten more cookies, chips, pasta, or bread than you meant to, Food Triggers can help you stop. Amazing new research on how your body chemistry works shows that you can find freedom from overeating, lose weight, and navigate better food choices.
Food Triggers is teeming with practical applications, biblical insight, and inspiring true stories of struggle and success. This is not another diet book—it is a food addict’s road map to a promised land of living a full, healthy, and free life.
  • The chemical explanation for how, when, and why you eat.
  • How you can stop obsessing about what you will eat.
  • How to embrace your heart’s true desires.
  • How you can help a loved one who is addicted to food.
  • Why addictive eating is a physical, emotional, and spiritual problem that must be addressed on all three levels.
— Includes reader's group discussion guide —
My take on this book:
Honestly food is the fuel that allows our bodies to exist, thing is many of us find ourselves eating way more than we need! Food is a comfort to many, a friend of sorts that we turn to in times of sadness or stress. We find ourselves turning to our favorite food addiction whether it be ice cream or cookies, or maybe it's chips whenever things don't go as planned, only to feel guilty about it and  then beat ourselves becoming determined to get a handle our eating habits. Thing is it isn't easy,  but with Ms. Epstein's book Food Triggers she helps us  begin the journey of why and how to break the hold that food has over many of us!  Honestly when I picked this book up to read, I wondered what experience the author might have, well I learned that she too once had an addiction to food, that alone made me sit up and take notice after all she has been there. She shares her insights on the how's and whys of food triggers, such as the fact that it isn't always about will power, instead it's almost like "faulty wiring" in the brain that causes someone to obsess over food. Food Triggers by Rhona Epstein is written in an easy to understand manner, where personal stories are interspersed scripture along with very well researched information that helped me better understand food triggers and how to overcome them. 

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About the author:

Rhona Epstein, Psy. D., CAC, is not only a licensed psychologist, certified addictions counselor and marriage and family therapist, she has personally experienced recovery from food addiction. Dr. Epstein received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and has been helping individuals find freedom over food addiction for the past 25 years. Dr. Epstein practices counseling in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. She is a much sought after conference speaker.

Thanks to the publisher I have one copy of this book to give away. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Since I am mailing the book it's only open to US residents.  Winner will be chosen on Jan. 27th. Thanks to everyone who enters!

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