The goody trap
The goody trapWomen who eat for their feelingsLisbeth Stahre, Veronika Ryd
Are you one of those women who find it all too easy to pop something nice in your mouth whenever you feel stressed, dissatisfied, disappointed or irritated? If so, you are in good company. The sad fact is that if you do that too often, the result may be obesity, or at least a step in that direction.
Are you also one of those women so sensitive to other people’s needs that you too often push aside your own needs? So often that you are perhaps not even aware of your own needs and what you want out of life? Perhaps your niceness has become a trap. Get out of it!
How – that is what this book is all about. It explains how stress, excessive demands and self-criticism build up into feelings that must be deadened by putting something nice into your mouth. The book also makes you aware of how self-esteem, self-pity and self-pride can help you to break your food habits and make you more satisfied with your roles as a woman. The book also discusses the way that women become invisible in working life. It provides tools to help women reject a view of the body that contributes to poor self-esteem.
The programme is based on what is known as the Stahre method. In scientific studies, this method has been shown to lead to less emotional eating and to permanent weight reduction. Good to know for you who wants to manage your emotional eating – and also reduce your weight.