Resources for Weight Loss & Emotional Eating

Recommendations by Denise

Recommended Books

Eating in the Light of the Moon, How Women Can Transform their Relationships with Food through Myths, Metaphors & Storytelling, Anita Johnston, PhD, 1996
This is the most soulful, heart penetrating book I ever read on emotional eating! It’s empowering for all women, food issues or not. She shares a story in each chapter to help make her point, which makes it very enjoyable to read.

When Food is Love, Geneen Roth, 1991
I recommend anything by Geneen Roth. She is America’s foremost authority on healing emotional eating. Her latest book has remained on the best seller list for months: Women, Food and God. Her workshops and retreats are highly worthwhile.

A Course in Weight Loss, Marianne Williamson, 2010
If Women, Food and God is a little more about what, this one is about how. It’s based on the spiritual study: A Course in Miracles; rich and juicy; almost like a workbook.

Shrink Yourself, Roger Gould MD, 2007
Written by a shrink, psychiatrist Dr. Gould, covers the bases of what lurks beneath emotional eating behaviors. His on-line program is excellent and affordable.

The Slow Down Diet, Eating for Pleasure, Energy, & Weight Loss, Marc David, 2005
Refreshing new way to lose weight! Perfect for the yo-yo dieter who can’t bare another diet.

Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tridole, MS, RD, Elyse Resch, MS, RD, 1995
Also a new way to approach eating and gain a healthy relationship with food.

The Language of Emotions, What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You, Karla McLaren, 2010
A must for all emotional eaters; to be able to get wisdom from feelings instead of numbing them with food.

Loving What Is, Byron Katie, 2002
She explains her style of coaching and gives remarkable case studies in which people in dreadful situations shift their perception and come to peace. www.thework.com

Radical Forgiveness, Colin Tipping , 2000
Effective way to become free. Radical concepts. www.radicalforgiveness.com

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra, M.D., 1993
How life can have ease and flow.

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, The Astonishing Power of Feelings, Lynn Grabhorn, 2000
The workbook to this is especially empowering.

You Already Know What to Do, 10 Invitations to the Intuitive Life, Sharon Franquemont, 1999
Great exercises to develop your intuition.

The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle, 1999
This is beyond self help into the upper realms.

You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay, 1984
Her definitive book. Very inspiring. www.hayhouse.com

SuperFoods Rx, Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Matthews, 2004
Entertainingly written! Added blurbs on studies and interesting facts make reading about nutrition exciting.

Healing with Whole Foods, Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, 3rd Edition, Paul Pitchford, 2002

You on a Diet, Michael F. Roizen, MD, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, 2006
Fun to read explanations and diagrams.

Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell, Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD, 1993
You’ll be saying, “Aah, now I get it!” She is my favorite nutritionist author, making weight and nutrition concepts understandable and fun.

Why Women Need Chocolate, Debra Waterhouse, MPH, RD, 1995

Recommended Links

www.sparkpeople.com: Offers online weight loss support: education, calorie counter, community

www.choosemyplate.gov: This USDA site provides guidelines on nutritious eating

www.coachfederation.org: To learn more about what coaching is

www.healthcastle.com: Written by dietitians, excellent source for nutrition education

www.personaltrainingteam.com: Excellent personal strength training in their Redmond, WA studios or in your home