By Dr. Carolyn Ross, Special for USDR
Isn’t it time you got off the diet treadmill? In The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook, physician Carolyn Coker Ross, M.D., offers the proven-effective Anchor Program™ to help you curb cravings, end body dissatisfaction, manage stress and emotions without food, and truly satisfy your soul.
“If you’re struggling with obesity or food addiction, you’ve probably been told that you must deprive yourself of certain foods in order to lose weight. You may have also been convinced—by the media and by our culture—that if you finally become thin your life will be better, you’ll be happier, and your suffering will come to an end. The problem is—it’s not all about the food. It’s about how food is used to self-soothe, to numb ourselves against the pain of living or to cope with stress and unresolved emotions. Even as your waist whittles away, the problems that caused your food addiction won’t disappear,” said Dr. Ross, a specialist in eating disorders and addictions with over 25 years of experience in treating eating disorders and addictions.
Dr. Ross’ 3 Key Points to Know About Food Cravings:
- Awareness of why you are craving is the first step to ending cravings in a more long-lasting way.
- There is evidence that addiction and food cravings activate some of the same areas in the brain reward system.
- When having a craving: Move your focus off the food. Take 3 deep breaths. Ask yourself what you are really hungry for.
About the Book and Anchor Program™
“The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook” is the first book on food addiction that utilizes the author’s breakthrough Anchor Program™. The program works by addressing problematic behaviors, acknowledging the emotions behind these behaviors, being mindful of one’s body, creating new core beliefs and finding true soul satisfaction.
The Anchor Program™ approach detailed in this workbook is not about dieting. It’s about being anchored to your true, authentic self.
When you find your unique anchor, you will relate better to your body, know intuitively how to feed your body, and reach the weight that’s right for you,” she said. “Anyone who’s been on the diet treadmill— losing and regaining lost weight—will admit that losing weight doesn’t instantly bring health or happiness. That’s because losing weight is a red herring for the real issue, the misuse of food to solve a problem that has nothing to do with food.”
Dr. Ross’ first book with New Harbinger Publications, “The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook” has sold more than15,000 copies.
“The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook: How to Manage Cravings, Reduce Stress, and Stop Hating Your Body”
Author: Carolyn Coker Ross, M.D., M.P.H.
Published by New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: September 1, 2017
Available on Amazon
About the Author
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, obesity and addictions. She is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. She is the former head of the eating disorder program at internationally renowned Sierra Tucson.
She is the author of numerous books including “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.” She is also the author of “The Emotional Eating Workbook” and “The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook.” All of her books offer a whole-person approach to treating food and body image issues by helping readers identify and process the root cause of their problems with food and body image.
Dr. Ross currently has a private practice in Denver and San Diego specializing in Integrative Medicine for treating eating disorders, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders and obesity and does consulting for treatment centers around the U.S.
Praise for Dr. Ross
“Carolyn Coker Ross is a leading authority in the use of integrative medicine for eating disorders and addictions. Her new book offers a compassionate and highly effective approach to treating individuals with these problems. She offers both expertise and hope in showing us possibilities for transformation and healing at the deepest levels.”
— Andrew Weil, M.D., author of “Mind Over Meds” and “8 Weeks to Optimum Health”
“The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook is an important, much-needed resource in the field of eating disorders. Carolyn Coker Ross once again blends cutting-edge science with clinical wisdom and compassionate, practical tools. I highly recommend this book.”
—Jenni Schaefer, author of “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” and “Life Without Ed,” and coauthor of “Almost Anorexic”
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