The Food Addiction Workbook: Information, Assessments, and Tools For Managing Life with a Behavioral Addiction (Paperback)
The purpose of The Food Addiction Workbook is to provide helping professionals with cognitive and
behavioral assessments, tools, and exercises that can be utilized to treat the root psychological causes
of a food addiction. It is designed to help people identify and change negative, unhealthy thoughts and
behaviors that may have led to a food addiction. The activities contained in this workbook can assist
participants to identify their triggers that can lead to an addiction to food, and teach them ways to
overcome and manage those triggers.
The Food Addiction Workbook will help participants to help themselves in these ways:
- Recognize that they are experiencing an addiction problem.
- Reflect and become aware of the behaviors that were part of, and arose from, the addiction.
- Build self-esteem in positive capabilities outside of eating.
- Understand the triggers for preoccupation with various aspects of eating behavior.
- Develop greater self-acceptance and the ability to change ineffective behaviors.
- Understand recurring patterns that indicate an addiction to food.
- Learn ways to live a new life without the need to obsess about eating food.
The Food Addiction Workbook is a practical tool for teachers, counselors, and helping professionals in
their work with people affected by an addiction to food. Depending on the role of the person using this
workbook and the specific group's or individual's needs, the modules can be used either individually or
as part of an integrated curriculum. The facilitator may choose to administer one of the activities with a
group or administer some of the assessments over one or more days as a workshop.