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Illions of others who use food to self soothe The book's focus however is on recovery In her wisdom as a licensed professional clinical counselor the author enumerates methods that have worked for her and her clients over the past twenty years Tools for recovery inclu I really would give this book 45 stars The only reason is that some of it is based on OAAA I don't think that's bad in any way but some of the techniues is just not for me But that being said overall I really liked this book and like the techniues she outlines to do to get over emotional eating There is a good bit I can use in this book Some I already heard before but there is plenty that just makes sense to overcoming your emotionalovereating addiction There are things in the book about dealing with past issues the present keeping journals food mood diary which makes alot of sense to me and I love guided imagine methods I wish I could find some good tapes on them though Any suggestions let me know I never heard of the leftright hand method but it's interesting for sure If you want explaination you will have to read the book I don't want to give it away Love the section in the back of references and the author put a recommended reading section in the back to read further about eating disorders weight control etc I will read from this author for sure Electing Judges use food to self soothe The book's focus however is on recovery In her wisdom as a licensed professional clinical counselor the author enumerates methods that have worked for her and her clients over the past twenty years Tools for recovery inclu I really would give this book 45 stars The only reason is that some of it is based on OAAA I don't think that's bad in any way but some of the techniues is just not for me But that being said overall I really liked this book and like the techniues she outlines to do to get over emotional eating There is a good bit I can Encounters with Rauschenberg use in this book Some I already heard before but there is plenty that just makes sense to overcoming your emotionalovereating addiction There are things in the book about dealing with past issues the present keeping journals food mood diary which makes alot of sense to me and I love guided imagine methods I wish I could find some good tapes on them though Any suggestions let me know I never heard of the leftright hand method but it's interesting for sure If you want explaination you will have to read the book I don't want to give it away Love the section in the back of references and the author put a recommended reading section in the back to read further about eating disorders weight control etc I will read from this author for sure

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De Emotional Freedom Techniues EFT Inner Child work 12 Step recovery journaling creative visualization meditation gratitude conscious living and so much Compulsive overeating is conuerable If you or anyone you love want freedom from emotional eating this book is for y This was such a great non fiction read Everyone should read this book At one point or another we all find ourselves using food as the cure Thanks so much Meryl for writing this book and putting so much of your own personal journey into it There was so much information to absorb that I will be taking time in the near future to re read your bookAgain thanks so much for sharing your journey Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide using food as the cure Thanks so much Meryl for writing this book and putting so much of your own personal journey into it There was so much information to absorb that I will be taking time in the near future to re read your bookAgain thanks so much for sharing your journey

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Stop Eating Your Heart Out speaks to anyone's challenges with food weight and emotional eating and then offers a multitude of effective self help tools As the author discloses her very personal struggle with food and out of control eating she is telling the story of m Emotional eating We all do it at one point or another Sometimes we eat mindlessly when we're bored or sitting in front of the TV I know I'm guilty of it I don't find it all that surprising that there were many instances where I could think of myself just sitting in front of the tv eating One of the most ironic instances is me eating dinner and watching The Biggest Loser Now I'm not overweight by any means But I have gained weight in the past year or so Some people tell me that I was too skinny before and they like the look of me with meat on my bones but I know that I weigh than I would like And I also know that some of my weight gain is caused by overeating and not enough exerciseStop Eating Your Heart Out The 21 Day Program to Free Yourself From Emotional Eating gives readers tools and tips to work on triggers and issues that surround their eating habits I believe it's meant to be done by doing one exercise a day one day at a time but since I was reading this for review I didn't have that time to take I did however do some of the exercises as I went along They are simple but some of them can be emotionally charged so you may want to make sure your prepared for thatThere are lots of different tips and techniues to try Some of the most interesting to me personally are the ones involving energy techniues I think that these could not only be helpful for overeating but in other areas of my life as wellNow I do have to admit that at the first mention of a higher powerspirituality I became a bit skittish I'm not a religious person and don't like to be preached to I know that religion and spirituality are different concepts but sometimes people can blend the two and the line becomes blurred Beck was very open about her discussion of spirituality and higher power in terms of self work and what that means in regards to overeating She made some important distinctions which I greatly appreciated She stated that spirituality unifies and religion separates and that spirituality lies beyond religionI took this to mean that religion has a set of rules that you must follow or be left out of the group and spirituality is free form You can be spiritual in whatever way makes you feel comfortable You don't have a set of rules that you have to follow or anyone dictating what you need to doInterestingly this book also references another book that I read a little over a year ago called Zero Limits by Joe Vitale The concept of self work is the same but there are less varied techniues I think that's one reason I was less happy with that book because I felt that it just kept repeating the same things over and overThe book often references the Twelve Step Program similar to AA but alcohol is replaced with food It's not completely the same but it has a foundation using that This book is individualized though You get all the tools to use but you don't necessarily have to do them any certain way and you don't have to use them all if you don't want to This is an excellent resource for someone struggling with overeating or other food issues It also has a list of other valuable resources that you can refer to if needed In addition to helping people resolve their issues with food I think this could be used generally to increase positivity in your every day life as well I'm grateful to the author for sharing her book with me so that I could write this reviewI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Stop Eating Your Heart Out

  1. says:

    Emotional eating We all do it at one point or another Sometimes we eat mindlessly when we're bored or sitting in front of the TV I know I'm guilty of it I don't find it all that surprising that there were many instances where I could think of myself just sitting in front of the tv eating One of the most ironic instances is me eating dinner and watching The Biggest Loser Now I'm not overweight by any means But I have gained weight in the past year or so Some people tell me that I was too skinny before and they like the look of me with meat on my bones but I know that I weigh than I would like And I also know that some of my weight gain is caused by overeating and not enough exerciseStop Eating Your Heart Out The 21 Day Program to Free Yourself From Emotional Eating gives readers tools and tips to work on triggers and issues that surround their eating habits I believe it's meant to be done by doing one exercise a day one day at a time but since I was reading this for review I didn't have that time to take I did however do some of the exercises as I went along They are simple but some of them can be emotionally charged so you may want to make sure your prepared for thatThere are lots of different tips and techniues to try Some of the most interesting to me personally are the ones involving energy techniues I think that these could not only be helpful for overeating but in other areas of my life as wellNow I do have to admit that at the first mention of a higher powerspirituality I became a bit skittish I'm not a religious person and don't like to be preached to I know that religion and spirituality are different concepts but sometimes people can blend the two and the line becomes blurred Beck was very open about her discussion of spirituality and higher power in terms of self work and what that means in regards to overeating She made some important distinctions which I greatly appreciated She stated that spirituality unifies and religion separates and that spirituality lies beyond religionI took this to mean that religion has a set of rules that you must follow or be left out of the group and spirituality is free form You can be spiritual in whatever way makes you feel comfortable You don't have a set of rules that you have to follow or anyone dictating what you need to doInterestingly this book also references another book that I read a little over a year ago called Zero Limits by Joe Vitale The concept of self work is the same but there are less varied techniues I think that's one reason I was less happy with that book because I felt that it just kept repeating the same things over and overThe book often references the Twelve Step Program similar to AA but alcohol is replaced with food It's not completely the same but it has a foundation using that This book is individualized though You get all the tools to use but you don't necessarily have to do them any certain way and you don't have to use them all if you don't want to This is an excellent resource for someone struggling with overeating or other food issues It also has a list of other valuable resources that you can refer to if needed In addition to helping people resolve their issues with food I think this could be used generally to increase positivity in your every day life as well I'm grateful to the author for sharing her book with me so that I could write this reviewI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    Way too out there in the realm of uestionable non Christian spiritual energy sources spirits? for me I did appreciate two phrase changes we could make for ourselves in any area of life rather than saying I should it is helpful to say I could And rather than saying I have to it is helpful to say I choose to


  3. says:

    Good start but got way too religious for me


  4. says:

    Start filling your heart upDo you identify with any of these statements? I am preoccupied with food eating and weight I am aware that my eating patterns are not normal I eat when I am not physically hungry I eat very little in pubic and binge in private I eat to comfort myself and relieve distressing feelings I tend to eat when I am stressed anxious or depressed Food has become my friend my lover or my drug of choice I feel ashamed of myself due to the uantity of food I consume I feel powerless over my eating behaviorThe complete list of statements can be found on pp 16 17 of Meryl's bookIf so then you may very well be an emotional eaterAlthough that reality may be hard to accept the hope that Meryl's book offers is undeniable As she states“The goal of this book is for you to have freedom from emotional eating This means that your relationship with food will change; it will no longer be your best friend or your worst enemy—food will just be food used for pleasure at times and for nourishment Being freed from emotional eating also means you are able to feel your feelings and deal with them rather than numbing yourself with foodAnd the you come to love accept and appreciate yourself the food will just be food—rather than your drug of choice” pp 76 160 And she delivers on this hope with a 21 day plan to help you break free from the trap of emotional eating As a recovered emotional eater she's made it though this process herself and as a therapist and author she now shares this program with others You'll have to get your hands on your own copy of this book I highly recommend it but until then here's a uick sampling of what the 21 day plan involvesBecoming Self HonestDay 1 Eating History—Taking an honest self inventory to determine how you have used food in the pastDay 2 Food Mood Diary—Exploring the connection between food and feelings by tracking emotions and triggers associated with every bite you takeDay 3 Personal Journal—Using writing as a tool to identify process explore and release feelings as well as gain increased awareness and insight into your eating behaviors thoughts beliefs and habits Finding SupportDay 4 Creating a Support System—Developing a support system of friends family members support groups to help sustain you through the processDay 5 Self Care—Identifying and implementing ways to nurture yourself—and put your own oxygen mask on before helping othersDay 6 Therapy—Exploring therapy options for additional support in your growth and healing process Spirituality and Spiritual GrowthDay 7 Higher Power—Connecting with a source outside yourself be it God nature a spiritual connection a Higher Power or any other source of connection that feels right to youDay 8 Prayer and Mediation—Decreasing the need for food compulsions by filling yourself up with prayer andor meditation practicesDay 9 Creative Visualization—Manifesting your dreams and goals with specific techniues to envision freedom from emotional eating and a newfound ability to eat for pleasure and nutritionEnergy TechniuesDay 10 An Introduction to TFT and EFT—Dealing directly with cravings and emotional discomfort by tapping on acupressure points to help release feelings stress anxiety and traumaDay 11 Rapidly Integrated Transformation Techniue RITT—Integrating energy techniues with a spiritual component to decrease the intensity of overwhelming emotionsDay 12 Personal Energy Work—Monitoring how your energy levels rise and fall throughout the day in response to particular people situations activities and foodsGoing WithinDay 13 The Inner Child—Breaking free from the shackles of your past by developing the Healthy Adult part of yourself to work with your Inner ChildDay 14 Right HandLeft Hand Dialogue—Accessing the subconscious feelings and needs that have led to emotional eatingDay 15 Parts Work—Embracing the Inner Critic—Using self compassion and parts work techniues ex Chair Work Two Hands Talking and Right HandLeft Hand Dialogue to create a dialogue between your Inner Critic and Healthy Adult to better understand and address your unmet needs and desiresPersonal HousekeepingDay 16 Mini Inventory—Increasing your self awareness and accountability by taking an inventory of your shame based past experiences character traits and personality vulnerabilitiesDay 17 Giving It Away—Sharing the results of your inventory work with someone else to help release the associated shame and guilt and ultimately find compassion and empathy for your past actionsDay 18 Making Amends—Taking responsibility by acknowledging the hurt you may have caused others making amends and adjusting your future actions Conscious LivingDay 19 Forgiveness—Letting go of toxic resentments and grudges by forgiving yourself and othersDay 20 Gratitude—Shifting your attitude from noticing what is wrong to appreciating what is right As Meryl notes “When we are feeling grateful we aren't reaching for that first compulsive bite” p 178Day 21 Healthy Eating—Becoming mindful of your eating practices habits and triggers and learning how to feed your your body what it actually wants and needsIf you're ready to stop eating your heart out then open it up to this book You may very well find yourself—that is your true self—on the journey towards a truly satisfying and nourishing life


  5. says:

    This book helps people deal with emotional eating and has a clear 21 day plan to euip a person with the tools necessary to break destructive eating patterns When I received the book I was very excited to work with the tools so that I could better address and stop my emotional eating Below is a summary of the book and some of my experiencesAs of March 23 2012 I've read through the introduction and first eight days worth of the program outlined in the book I'm an impatient reader So my original goal was to read the book once through uickly then implement the tools but I find myself wanting to implement as I go along at least for the things that can be done easily as I readThe introduction gives some background and explains how to use the book In Chapter 1 the author shares her personal journey through unhealthy compulsive eating patterns to healthier ones In the second chapter entitled Becoming Self Honest the reader can assess his or eating behavior and the first exercise is writing an eating history I found this to be a revealing exercise Also day 2's tool a food mood dairy helps us to look at what motivates us to eat is it loneliness anger etc? The author also encourages the keeping of a personal journal which I did start It felt good to get things out on paper Chapter 3 deals with finding support and checking out a twelve step group or finding other means of support Self care is also covered The author has some great suggestions on things you can do to give yourself the right kind of attention and positive ways to look at tasks we're faced with The author also encourages the reader to seek the benefits of therapy if necessaryDay 7's assignment was really powerful for me I completed it this morning I wrote a letter to God It had uite an impact The author encourages all of us to get in touch with our spiritual side through contact with what she calls a Higher Power For some this might be God nature Jesus or Buddha etc Day 8 takes this further and encourages prayer and meditation I already do these two things and I can attest to the difference they make in a person's life Again the author has some great ideas and explanations on how to do these things in your life Ok I'm back with to say I've now read through Day 12 and have worked through some of the energy techniues in Chapter 5 I really like them They've been very soothing I haven't eaten because of stress or emotions since I've started the book I think this is just the push in the right direction that I needed As of March 29 I've read through Day 16 In Chapter 6 going within was covered Exercises to help a person get in touch with their Inner Child and Inner Critic were included in this section I found some of these exercises awkward for me I've never done something like them before However they did help to uncover some of the things in my life that may make me reach for food as a comfort source The chapter I'm on now has to do with personal housecleaning Its now April 9th and I've read through the beginning of Chapter 8 Here are some of my summaries and thoughts when I look back on the past few days of exercises Day 16 was especially revealing The exercise for it was to complete a sin inventory with focus on the seven deadly sins Day 17 follows up with giving this list away finding a trusted confidant to share it with I will be doing that tonight Day 18 helps us to see that if we have things we've done that we think hurt someone in the past we need to make amends for them I've tried to do this throughout my life and being able to clear the air is a powerful thingAfter day 18 comes a new topic in Chapter 8 called Conscious Living On day 19 the author discusses how to practice forgiveness and the exercises focus on doing so in your life This is a powerful take the weight off or your shoulders section Day 20 helps us to practice gratitude and has a very helpful re framing exercise Day 21 sums up with a section on healthy eating Chapter 9 the last chapter in the book gives a synopsis of each tool and its use as well as some bonus tools which I will leave for you to discover on your own There are also various references included for support and further research I would definitely recommend this book as an excellent resource for those of us who tend to rely on food for comfort It is a non judgemental and empathetic support to people struggling with emotional eating


  6. says:

    I really would give this book 45 stars The only reason is that some of it is based on OAAA I don't think that's bad in any way but some of the techniues is just not for me But that being said overall I really liked this book and like the techniues she outlines to do to get over emotional eating There is a good bit I can use in this book Some I already heard before but there is plenty that just makes sense to overcoming your emotionalovereating addiction There are things in the book about dealing with past issues the present keeping journals food mood diary which makes alot of sense to me and I love guided imagine methods I wish I could find some good tapes on them though Any suggestions let me know I never heard of the leftright hand method but it's interesting for sure If you want explaination you will have to read the book I don't want to give it away Love the section in the back of references and the author put a recommended reading section in the back to read further about eating disorders weight control etc I will read from this author for sure


  7. says:

    Stop Eating Your Heart Out is a fantastic book and I wish it was around 20 years ago Ms Beck's book is full of useful resources and exercises for those addicted to food and emotional eating The book includes accounts of others suffering from emotional eating and the author's personal journey but I greatly appreciated the balance of that information with the daily exercises Sometimes self help books focus so much on stories about the author's clients and offer little concrete straight forward action items; this book is different Ms Beck's book focuses on practical tools needed to move beyond emotional eating I feel this book is for anyone starting on their recovery or for those who are already on their journey of recovery I read through the book to complete a review and look forward to returning to it so I can go through the exercises one day at a time Thank you for writing this book Ms Beck


  8. says:

    While this book obviously addresses emotional eating and the author herself has spent decades using and teaching the techniues described within I feel that her tools are far wide reaching Meryl Hershey Beck's compassion comes through the pages and makes this a very engaging read I would imagine that a reader in the midst of struggles with emotional overeating would find this book very refreshing and a huge help to overcoming their disorder


  9. says:

    This was such a great non fiction read Everyone should read this book At one point or another we all find ourselves using food as the cure Thanks so much Meryl for writing this book and putting so much of your own personal journey into it There was so much information to absorb that I will be taking time in the near future to re read your bookAgain thanks so much for sharing your journey


  10. says:

    I loved being able to preview this valuable offering while working on the copyediting and feel like I was healed in the process Whether your relationship with food is an issue or not there is much to be gained from reading and participating in the encouraging and effective program set forth in Meryl's book What a real treat


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