If you've ever wondered what's behind the psychology of emotional eating, because it is psychological, this book will help you dive into that and discover what goes on in the mind to bring about that kind of behavior. Those who eat emotionally consider it as an outlet to relieve their self from whatever pain or discomfort they're feeling in their life. Some of these emotions are deep rooted going all the way back to one's childhood. Just a certain thought can trigger or cause an onset of overwhelming emotions strong eugh to have a person sit there and wallow in their thoughts and before they kw it, they start eating away. The information is nicely laid out because it mentions what each emotion is and then goes into detail on how that can lead to emotional eating. After exploring those details, which is great information, the strategies for curing it are discussed. These strategies once implemented can really make a world of difference t only to the person directly who suffers from it, but also relationships that the person has with others.
Although Joy Marensky was a closet binge eater as a teenager and had another bout with it in her adult years, she has overcome it and has learned that it was not unique to her; but many, many others have gone through it or are suffering through it right now and need help. She knows from her own personal experience that even closest friends might not be aware that it's even happening. Sharing what she has learned and researched about it with others not only helps to fortify her; but also will help others who are seeking information about what causes it including certain mental instabilities. No one should have to contend with this condition on their own. Her way of helping others is to share information that will hopefully motivate them to conquer or get a grip on this condition before it literally ruins their life as it almost did hers and was trying to do to her teenage daughter as well. Being knowledgeable about the psychology of it can shed light on how to handle it which is what she writes about.