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The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook

The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook
An Eight-Week Individualized Program to Overcome Compulsive Eating and Make Peace with Food



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ISBN: 9781684033614
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About the Book

An innovative and customizable 8-week plan to help you take control of your eating habits—once and for all.

Do you feel like your eating gets out of control? When it comes to food, does it feel like your life is controlled by cycles of deprivation and bingeing? Whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with a binge-eating disorder, you know that something needs to change. But like many disorders, what helps one person may not help another. That’s why The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook offers a wide range of evidence-based tools to help you take charge of your eating habits.

Using the eight-week protocol in this workbook, you’ll learn how to recognize your triggers, cope with difficult emotions, improve relationships, and make healthy food choices that will ultimately improve how you feel. You’ll learn to understand the underlying causes of your binge eating, how to recognize binge-inducing environmental factors, why dieting just doesn’t work, and mindfulness techniques to help you stay present when the urge to binge takes hold.

If you’re ready to break the shame-filled cycle of binge eating, this workbook has everything you need to get started today.


Gia Marson (Author)
Gia Marson, EdD, is a licensed psychologist with private practices in Santa Monica and Malibu, CA. Marson is the psychologist consultant to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Nourish for Life eating... Read more

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Danielle Keenan-Miller, PhD, is a psychological scientist, teacher, and therapist. She is director of the UCLA Psychology Clinic, and associate adjunct professor of psychology at UCLA where she trains graduate students in evidence-based... Read more

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Carolyn Costin (Foreword by)

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“Marson and Keenan-Miller have put together a respectful, comprehensive, and holistic approach to treating binge eating disorder (BED) which clearly navigates the pitfalls of dieting. By combining science, wisdom, and a broad psychological knowledge base, they gently offer clear, step-by-step guidelines to a healthier and happier you. As a longtime expert in the field of eating disorders, I highly recommend this creative, practical, and user-friendly workbook.”
—Cyndi Koch, PsyD, founder and director of The Koch Center, and founder and former director of The Renfrew Center of New Jersey

“Marson and Keenan-Miller offer a way of understanding binge eating disorder that removes the stigma and shame that this illness has previously carried with it. The book is inclusive of all BED sufferers, leaving the reader to feel understood and ready to take action. It holds the attention of the reader with well-thought-out, self-reflective exercises; expert interviews; and tips for making gradual change. As we move away from diet culture and toward a proper mental health lens for understanding binge eating, this book will serve as a manual for overcoming the allure of rigid eating plans and willpower-based interventions.”
—Heather Russo, LMFT, CEDS-S, certified supervisor for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook is an outstanding resource and valuable contribution to our field. It is exceptionally well researched, and the material is presented in a clear and relatable manner. Based on their years of clinical experience, Keenan-Miller and Marson truly understand the daily struggles of patients with BED and how to help, and this is evident throughout the book. I look forward to recommending it to patients and colleagues.”
—Hope W. Levin, MD, director of psychiatry for UCLA counseling and psychological services

The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook provides an easy-to-follow, comprehensive, and nonjudgmental way to address binge eating in your life. The authors are effective in walking you through realistic, concrete, and achievable ways to successfully move on from binge eating patterns. This workbook will be an excellent addition to my tool kit as a sport psychologist treating eating disorders within the student-athlete population. I highly recommend this workbook for anyone, clinician or not, looking to break down the seemingly ominous task of working through binge eating disorder in a thoughtful and intentional manner.”
—James Houle, PhD ABPP, lead sport psychologist for the Ohio State University department of athletics; counseling psychologist specializing in sport psychology and eating disorders; and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at Ohio State University

“Finally! A practical, clear, step-by-step guide to help reduce binge eating. I am so thrilled to be able to recommend this beautifully written and inspiring workbook to my patients and anyone struggling with compulsive eating.”
—Leslie Kaplan, MD, adolescent and young adult medicine expert in the medical care of eating disorders

“It’s so rare to find a book that achieves the perfect balance between user-friendliness and hard-core science. Science has the answers, and Marson and Keenan-Miller have deftly turned that science into concrete tasks and activities that anyone can do. This workbook is going to help a lot of people who are stuck in the dieting and bingeing cycle.”
—A. Janet Tomiyama, PhD, associate professor of psychology; and director of the dieting, stress, and health laboratory at UCLA

The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook offers the perfect combination of compassion and science. Opportunities for self-reflection and personalized worksheets make this book very engaging, and the best choice for success in overcoming binge eating disorder. Moreover, advice from trusted therapists working with individuals battling BED, and personal insights from those who have recovered, are presented throughout the book—offering real-life application of essential strategies. I applaud the authors for developing a comprehensive and user-friendly workbook that is certain to help so many find peace with food and lasting recovery from BED.”
—Kathy Isoldi, PhD, RDN, CDN, associate professor of nutrition at LIU Post in Brookville, NY; and former obesity treatment counselor and coordinator of clinical services at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY

“Lean in… Thank you, Gia and Danielle, for creating a workbook that takes the reader on an eight-week journey to wholeness. With positivity and hope, you ‘challenge to change’ the reader’s relationship with food, self, and others. The interactive chapters, activities, examples, and research are well organized and lead you through with compassion and grace. Thank you for giving us access to this well-stocked toolbox”
—Anna Kowalski, MA, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified eating disorder specialist, and former chief experience officer of Monte Nido and Affiliates

“As owner of a residential treatment center working with teenagers, I have found that resources such as Marson and Keenan-Miller’s The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook serve as invaluable tools for our program and clinical team, who are consistently challenged with treating a variety of diagnoses and symptoms. While our program specifically focuses on mental and emotional health treatment, our adolescent clients often struggle with their relationship to food, maintaining a balanced diet, and committing to healthy living. This workbook will certainly be an indispensable resource for our therapists, clients, and families.”
—Jeremy Manné, founder of Pacific Teen Treatment in Malibu, CA

“An impactful, responsible, smart, compassionate, and personal approach that motivates the reader to be engaged in their own food relationship process, while at the same time acknowledging them as their own expert. All of which provides getting to the root of the daily issues and challenges one deals with concerning binge eating. This book is a rich toolbox of nurturing skills such as visualization techniques and unique goal setting that promotes self-efficacy to lean into life with love and self-acceptance.”
—Debra Hopkins, president and founder of the Breaking The Chains Foundation, vice chair of the NEDA Network executive committee, and ACE Health Coach

“An inspiring workbook that helps translate years of clinical practice and research into a personal journey toward success. For those on the road to recovery from binge eating, I highly recommend reading and utilizing The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook for a healthier and happier life!”
—Aurelia Nattiv, MD, professor in the departments of family , and orthopaedic surgery division of sports medicine at UCLA; director of the UCLA bone health practice; and associate team physician for UCLA Athletics

The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook is an excellent resource for anyone struggling with binge eating. Marson and Keenan-Miller use a non-diet approach and coach clients to shed the dieting mind-set; teach how to change all-or-nothing and obsessive thinking; and use visualization, mindfulness, radical acceptance, and more to fight back against binge eating. I can’t wait to share this excellent resource with my clients!”
—Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD-S, coauthor of No Weigh! And How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder

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