Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well and Live Better by Rhona Epstein ~ A Book Review and Giveaway

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D

Back of the book:


for anyone who's ever eaten more cookies, chips, pasta, or bread than you meant to, Food Triggers can help you stop. Amazing new research on how your body chemistry works shows that you can find freedom from overeating, lose weight, and navigate better food choices.

Food Triggers is teeming with practical applications, biblical insight, and inspiring true stories of struggle and success. This is not another diet book--it is a food addict's road map to a promised land of living a full, healthy, and free life.

  • The chemical explanation for how, when, and why you eat.
  • How you can stop obsessing about what you will eat.
  • How to embrace your heart's true desires.
  • How you can help a loved one who is addicted to food.
  • Why addictive eating is a physical, emotional, and spiritual problem that must be addressed on all three levels.
~ Includes reader's group discussion guide. ~

My thoughts:

If you or anyone you love struggles with binge eating, then this is definitely the book for you! One of my favorite parts of the book was the very beginning where Rhona shared her own personal struggle with binge eating and the path she took to overcome it. It sets the tone for the whole book and lets you know that she speaks from experience. The added benefit is that she is a Certified Addictions Counselor so she not only shares her personal experience but also her clinical expertise.

The book is broken down into three sections with several chapters contained in each section. The first section is entitled The Science of Triggers. This section goes into the description of what constitutes binge eating. The second section is entitled The Heart and Soul of Your Triggers and it begins to dissect the triggers into different categories so you can begin to see what it is that begins the binge. The third section is entitled Beating Your Triggers: A Plan. This section helps you lay out a strategy to overcome your binge eating.

If I had to come up with one word to describe this book it would be HOPEFUL. Rhona has a gentle yet firm voice that encourages the reader and continues to point towards healing. Her use of Scripture throughout cements the notion that this is more than just about eating too much it is truly a spiritual battle but it is a battle that can be won! 

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The wonderful people at Worthy Publishing have partnered with us to host a giveaway of this book. For your opportunity to win a copy for your family use the following Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends 1/28/2014 at 12:00 am EST.

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