AREA BOOKS: GF woman co-authors ‘Psyched to be Skinny’
"Psyched to be Skinny" by Dr. Denise Page Wood and Susie Unruh Garcia; Same Page Publishing, 2014, 152 pages. More than 50 percent of men and women acknowledge that they use food as a coping mechanism, yet studies show that diets neglect the emot...
“Psyched to be Skinny” by Dr. Denise Page Wood and Susie Unruh Garcia; Same Page Publishing, 2014, 152 pages.
More than 50 percent of men and women acknowledge that they use food as a coping mechanism, yet studies show that diets neglect the emotional side of eating, which is important when addressing weight loss. In “Psyched to be Skinny,” Dr. Denise Page Wood and Susie Unruh Garcia address 10 different emotion-driven eating personalities and offer lifestyle changes, not a diet, depending on the type of emotional eater.
Using practical, purposeful and positive suggestions, this book aims at helping dieters change their eating habits so they do not relapse. This is a particularly important step in losing weight as over 95 percent of diets fail because weight is gained back in one to five years, mostly due to emotional issues. With this book, readers can take steps to ensure they do not relapse by being realistic about food and creating a positive healthy approach to eating.
Wood is doctor of clinical psychology and Garcia is a registered dietitian nutritionist. The two reunited at a class reunion after not seeing each other for more than 20 years and decided to team up and write a book to help others gain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Wood currently lives in Grand Forks with her husband and two children, while Garcia currently lives in Pleasant Hill, Calif., with her husband.
“Psyched to be Skinny” is available for $13.18 at Amazon.com.