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From the First Bite: A Complete Guide to Recovery from Food Addiction

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Renowned therapist, eating disorder specialist and recovering food addict Kay Sheppard helps countless individuals win their battles over food addiction-people for whom diets, pills and purging have become a way of life. In 1993, her groundbreaking book, Food Addiction: The Body Knows, explained the illness of food addiction from the physiological origins through recovery. ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Hci (first published 2000)
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A.C. Bauch
For me, the most useful parts of this book pertain to the physical and psychological nature of food addiction and the impact the disease has on every aspect of a person's being. I skimmed the parts about the actual food plan, because my diet is quite different from the one prescribed (though my diet also eliminates or minimizes use of sugar and wheat). I also didn't read all the twelve step information in depth, since I just finished the twelve steps section in the actual Overeaters Anonymous bo ...more
Sarah
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a fan of 12 step recovery, but the food plan in this book helped me break my addiction to sugar/flour.
Lori
Aug 21, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: self-help
Another failed attempt to read a self-help book. I don't know why I bother. They never "speak" to me. I can't relate to the stories in this book. I did learn though that I am not a food addict. Just a person who loves to cook and eat great food. It's my metabolism that's the problem. Yea...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Karen
Dec 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I read this at the recommendation of my sponsor, and thought it was great reading to help my recovery from food addiction.
Lynda
Aug 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
She has a lot of insights, but little follow through.
Mellanie C
Jun 30, 2016 marked it as to-read
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