"While 80 million Americans are dieters, obesity is on the rise. Anyone who eats less and exercises more can lose weight but 98 percent regain their weight within five years. This, shows Julie Simon, is because most of the overweight are emotional eaters, eating for comfort, distraction, fulfillment, and so on. Diet books and programs don't address this, instead applying external solutions to internal problems. Simon spent part of her life in a cycle of overeating and dieting. After years of study, therapy, and visits to healthcare practitioners, she created the solutions she outlines here. She became a therapist and trainer to help others and has been sharing what she learned for 20 years. Now, like her clients, readers learn to nurture themselves with whole foods and activities that correct body and brain imbalances and soothe their soul's hunger - to be not just their ideal weight but also their best selves"-- Provided by publisher.