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Learn inner nurturing and end emotional eating.

If you regularly eat when you're not truly hungry, choose unhealthy comfort foods, or eat beyond fullness, something is out of balance. Recent advances in brain science have uncovered the crucial role that our early social and emotional environment plays in the development of imbalanced eating patterns. When we do not receive consistent and sufficient emotional nurturance during our early years, we are at greater risk of seeking it from external sources, such as food. Despite logical arguments, we have difficulty modifying our behavior because we are under the influence of an emotionally dominant part of the brain.

The good news is that the brain can be rewired for optimal emotional health. When Food Is Comfort presents a breakthrough mindfulness practice called inner nurturing, a comprehensive, step-by-step program developed by an author who was herself an emotional eater. You'll learn how to nurture yourself with the loving kindness you crave and handle stressors more easily so you can stop turning to food for comfort. Improved health and self-esteem, more energy, and weight loss will naturally follow.

©2018 Julie M. Simon (P)2020 Tantor

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Reach enlightenment, and you'll stop overeating.

The info is not bad but A. it was really boring for me, and B. You basically need to practice tons of mindfulness to follow through on this book. People who overeat or binge, oftentimes are well aware of their emotions, sensations and the mistake their about to make, yet make it anyway. About "self nurturing" - It's so much work that it's also self-torturing. I guess for some it can be a good path.

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Literally changed my life - highly reccomend!

Read this after another night of emotional eating and was immediately captivated by how informative and spot on it was. I wish I would have read this 20 years ago.

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This book is essentially an observer’s recounting of the case studies of other people’s emotional issues. It doesn’t really offer the reader any practical solutions or methodology.
It would be like buying a book on car repair that only contained long generalized descriptions of what caused other people’s car problems.

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A must read/listen

I have read a lot of books on the subject of overeating/ eating disorders. This one is different and very impactful. Other methods have not helped me, but this one (while it’s still early) has shifted something in me. I got the audio and now will reread in book format, because there’s so much to take in here. Highly recommended for anyone who struggles with eating and has plenty of other issues to top it off.

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Exactly what I needed to hear!

I finally understand why I have struggled with food for over 50 years! I am already feeling stronger in my resolve.

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  • Stacy white
  • 06-02-21

Not what I thought

I'm sorry but I found it really boring is that an emotion? To be honest I don't care.
It went on and on and on about care givers and emotions. I want my money back.
hated the patronizing voice.
I went 3 hours in and learnt nothing.