I just wanted to share a great book I just read on emotional eating. Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the HCG Protocol. Like a lot of you, I do great on the strict P2 phase and I love P3, but once I start adding carbs the trouble starts. I'm hoping that by doing R3 POP I'll have better luck stabilizing than I did on my rogue R2.
Product Description (from Amason) This book was written to start a new conversation about how Dr. Simeons' protocol has relevance, not only as a hormonal therapy, but as a means to end our national eating disorder. Instead of continuing to apply the protocol as a short-term diet, it shoulder be discussed as a real solution --a tool to end irrational eating for emotional fulfillment. This country is dealing with a crisis: an addiction to eating emotionally, and the obvious result is the overwhelming increase in obesity.
Think about the number of people in our culture who eat without hunger. When you observe our nation's behavior with food, it's very clear that fat isn't what we should be obsessed about, and weight shouldn't be the target of the problem. We need a genuine desire to eat less, one that isn't dependent on weight loss as a reward. This requires each of us to be accountable for our own emotions, and find happiness in life not centrally stimulated by food.
I think you started the thread on the book club for this book and I just wanted to say thanks for telling us about the book! It's been very helpful.