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