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Title: Overeating
Publisher: Aspire Press
Author: June Hunt


Whether you are personally struggling with overeating or you know someone who is, this 96-page book offers you key information on the causes, effects, and practical solution for compulsive eating. It answers key questions, such as

  • Am I depressed because I overeat? Or do I overeat because I'm depressed?
  • Why is it so hard for me to resist the urge to eat?
  • Is it wrong to reward myself with food?
  • What daily choices can I make to bring change?

Are you tempted to "super-size it" at the drive-thru? Maybe you prefer late-night snacking while everyone else is asleep. If we're honest, many would have to admit that we often eat too much! After personally counseling people struggling with compulsive eating disorders for 30 years, June Hunt has seen firsthand what it takes to overcome the urge to overeat and to conquer food fixation. She invites you to experience the freedom, energy, and joy that come from running to God (not to food) for comfort.

"I've had a rough day,
but this chocolate bar will make me feel better."

This quick-reference guide on overeating combines June's years of experience with timeless biblical truth, relevant information, and practical action-steps.

  • Get key definitions, such as what counts as overeating? What is compulsive eating? and what is binge eating?

  • Learn how to spot the basic characteristics and signs that you struggle with overeating (includes a self-test)

  • Discover the situational and root causes of compulsive eating disorders, such as anxiety, unresolved pain, depression, or a crazy-hectic schedule.

  • Get practical advice on how to personally overcome compulsive eating or help guide someone through the process. Includes 11 "first steps" to take to begin your journey toward a healthy mindset toward food and 8 "daily choices" you can make for change. Click here to find out more.

  • Dive into the Word of God and be transformed as you align your thinking with God's thinking.

Recommended resource for pastors, church leaders, youth leaders, children's ministry leaders, parents, concerned friends and family members.

What is Overeating and Compulsive Eating?

Overeating means excessive eating. Compulsive eating is uncontrolled overeating based on "emotional hunger," not physical hunger. It often comes with a seemingly irresistible urge to eat.

  • What are the warning signs of compulsive overeating?

  • People who compulsively overeat are often trying to find comfort, escape from a problem, or calm their anxiety with food. Emotional eaters are trapped in a vicious cycle: eating to feel better, feeling worse instead, and then turning back to food for comfort and relief.

  • What are some of the effects and symptoms of overeating?

    • Physical symptoms of overeating: Chronic neck and joint pain, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disorder, shortness of breath after mild exertion

    • Relational symptoms of overeating: Feeling embarrassed, feeling inhibited, feeling isolated, and feeling rejected.

    • Emotional Symptoms of overeating: anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, hopelessness, etc

    • Spiritual Symptoms of overeating: disobedience (gluttony), shame, guilt, self-condemnation

12 Practical Tips on How to Stop Overeating

    Don't say, "I am dieting."

    Do say, "I'm eating healthy foods."

    Don't weigh yourself every day.

    Do record your weight once a week.

    Don't keep unhealthy food around you.

    Do keep healthy food prepared for snacks.

    Don't eat fast!

    Do chew slowly. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full.

    Don't get caught off guard by temptation.

    Do have an alternate plan (call a friend, memorize Scripture, take a walk, enjoy a hobby).

    Don't reward yourself with food.

    Do focus on the rewards of self-control and a new, healthy lifestyle.

Steps to a Solution: How can someone overcome compulsive eating disorder?

Here are just a few daily choices someone can take to start their journey toward healing. Decide each day to accept this challenge for change. Accept the challenge to make these daily choices— realizing success is just a choice away.

Life is a series of choices, therefore...

  1. I choose to give control of my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. I choose to change my eating through the power of Christ within me.
  3. I choose to live to please God, not to please my appetite.
  4. I choose to make wise choices when tempted to eat unwisely.
  5. I choose to make right choices when tempted to eat excessively.
  6. I choose to glorify God with how I treat my body.
  7. I choose to focus not on food but on faithfulness to the Lord in my life.
  8. I choose to let God be my God—not to let food be my god.

This book gives practical ways on how to stick with these daily choices as you conqueror your urge to overeat. You (and those you help) can be an overcomer as you discover your incredible worth through God's eyes. His love will satisfy your craving for comfort, love, and affection. His truth will help align your thinking with God's thinking.

"The Lord doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)

Look for all 42 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.

Paperback, 96 pages, 4 x 7 inches. Fits in a pocket or purse.
Product Code: 292X
ISBN: 9781596369467

June Hunt

June Hunt

June Hunt, M.A. Criswell College, is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program "Hope For The Heart" is heard on 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical help. Click here to find out more about Hope for the Heart.

Hope For The Heart Board of Reference

Dr. Henry Blackaby (Blackaby Ministries International), Dr. Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), Dr. Tony Evans (The Urban Alternative), Joni Eareckson Tada (Joni and Friends), Kay Arthur (Precept Ministries International), Dr. David Jeremiah (Turning Point), Dr. Tim Clinton (American Association of Christian Counselors), Dr. Bruce Wilkinson (Bruce Wilkinson Ministries), Dr. Chip Ingram (Living on the Edge), Roger Staubach (SRS Real Estate Partners), Steve Arterburn (New Life Ministries), Vonette Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ), Dr. Charles Stanley (In Touch Ministries), Zig Ziglar (Ziglar Training Systems)

Kind Words about June Hunt and the Hope for the Heart Minibook Series

"After decades of counseling men and women from all walks of life, June knows how to lead readers to truth—truth that liberates because it is truth from God. "
Kay Arthur, Co-founder of Precept Ministries International, and author of When the Hurt Runs Deep-Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments.

"Those of us who have had to forgive the unforgiveable will find June's materials to be tremendous— filled with hope and healing. She speaks from the heart with truth, directly to your broken soul."
Stephen Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries and author of Healing Is a Choice.

"June Hunt has been addressing the root issue for hurting hearts as long as I have known her. God has given her insightful sensitivity not only to identify human problems, but also to uncover biblical solutions. She has done it for me more than once! All who have hurting hearts—or who minister to wounded spirits—need to read her resources."
Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"June walks you through the step-by-step process to forgive...yes, even the 'unforgiveable.' If you want your days ahead to be better than the days gone by, this is a must read for you."
Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and President of The Urban Alternative.

ISBN: 9781596369474

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