Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Adult males and females who are concerned about overeating and their weight

Q: What is the book about?
A: The Taming of the Chew helps readers clarify causes of food control problems and find ways to manage them successfully physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually – to be empowered — to feel happy, energetic, peaceful, and calm. “Chew” addresses the root causes of compulsive eating behavior and is not just another diet book. It is about loving and appreciating ourselves, relaxing, being peaceful, stopping self-defeating behaviors, enjoying life, freeing up energy, reconnecting with Spirit, and living in the moment with gusto. It is powerful, clear, amusing, beautifully written, and fosters a profound respect for self and for life.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?

A: I am the founder of Emotional Eating Awareness Month and have worked with people who want to understand emotional overeating and how to stop for over 25 years. I emerged from the adversities of being a homeless college drop-out, surviving multiple eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, severe obesity and binge eating disorder) and single-parenting three children to creating success as a Clinical Psychologist, Doctor of Holistic Health, author and national speaker. I have been noted in many publications, including “O” the Oprah Magazine, have appeared widely on television and radio and have spoken across the country and in Canada.;; Box 933, Epping, NH 03042; 603-493-6043 or 603-778-4814.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: This is the only approach that will truly help and readers respond positively to the idea of actual weight loss. They really do know way down deep inside what they need. My intention is to help patients and readers uncover what works for them and then to make a personal plan for changing their weight and improving their health. I empower each of them to do whatever they feel comfortable doing to tame their personal Chew. We are all different and there is no “one size fits all” approach to being healthy and feeling happy in life. I stress that each reader should take what fits from the book and disregard anything that does not. I urge people to follow their inner direction, their intuitive sense of what is truly best for them. I also urge them to approach this issue one day, one breath, at a time. You can’t do everything at once and if you try, you will set yourself up to fail. Then you will feel worse – more anxious – and you are likely to make a beeline for the refrigerator.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?

A: This book is not about being thin or depriving yourself of anything. It is about self acceptance throughout the process of healthy change. It is very hard for most people to embrace the notion that they are perfect just as they are but, at the same time, they are human and cannot do everything perfectly all the time. I find that folks generally want things to be clear — to be black and white. They often want to be told what the one thing is that they can do to feel in control all the time around food. This is not possible. Life is not black and white – things are always in motion, always changing. The goal is to know yourself as much as you can, to develop a loving and patient attitude towards yourself and to flow with the many challenges and changes that life brings your way without anesthetizing yourself with food. The Taming of the Chew helps readers to do just that.