This self-help book for food addiction isn’t just another diet plan. It isn’t about giving up everything you’ve learned about nutrition. How to Survive Your Diet and Conquer Your Food Issues Forever focuses on rebuilding your body’s natural relationship to food.

Your body only wants to eat enough to satisfy your physical need for fuel. But when your thoughts and emotions dictate our how much you are eating, rather than responding to what your stomach is telling you, overeating and weight occur. If you listen to your body, instead of your emotions, you’ll find it doesn’t take a lot of food to make your hunger disappear. Just how little your body really wants can be a shock if you’ve worried about hunger while dieting.

Weight gain is the result of a learned behavior. You were born with an innate connection to hunger, until you learned to disconnect from it, override it, and weight gain was the result. Dieting keeps you disconnected from that connection because you’re taking the advice of others about what, when and how much to eat, not to what your own body is telling you what you need.

Rid yourself of emotional eating based on unhelpful thoughts about food, learn to listen to your body’s natural hunger barometer, and regain a healthy relationship with food.