The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Eating

And the time came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

- Anais Nin

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

- Edmond Hillary

A passionately lived life is not always comfortable. Going for it involves being open to all of life - the joys, the sorrows, the mundane as well and the magic, the splendid victories, the most abject defeats.

-Nicholas Lore

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Weight Loss Program for Emotional Eaters

Insanity: Doing the same thing and expecting different results. Traditional diets don't work for emotional eaters. We have tried them all, we just failing and feeling inadequate. So beside stomach stapling what can an emotional eater do to truly achieve lasting and healthy weight? Find out about "The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger" and change your life!
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3-hour Seminar on Emotional Eating

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Dr. Michael Dansinger of Tufts University compare the effectiveness of the top four most popular diets. These were Weight Watchers; the Atkins diet; the low-fat Ornish diet; and the high-protein, moderate carbohydrate Zone diet.
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Emotional eating is using food to satisfy needs that are not being fulfilled in other ways. Emotional hunger is feeling that food will makes us feel better. It is longing for food whenever there is any emotional discomfort. It is being more attuned with how food will make us feel than with our emotions.

Weight=Quality of Life
For years I believed that success was measured in what I could achieve, what I had purchased, where I lived, my job title, how well my son was doing in school, how well others liked me.
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All I know is that I'm hungry

The first step in healing emotional hunger is to understand why we eat when we are not hungry. Food is a coping mechanism. I remember many a night after I just spent a lovely evening with friends. I had consumed a five-course meal, yet during the drive I was already plotting what I would eat when I got home.

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Yoga - Developing body awareness

For many of us emotional eaters, having access to the physical sensations that accompany emotions is an elusive proposition. Compulsive overeating, like any other addiction, is a manifestation of...
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Top Emotions that lead to overeating

What are the nine top emotions that lead most of us to overeat?
#1 Stress - In a September 29, 2003, the Washington Post documented a study ...

The common side effects of this surgery is a long and scary list consisting of liver failure, kidney failure, leakages, blockages, bone loss, muscle wasting, tooth loss from constant vomiting and reflux...
Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the average body weight of Americans increased considerably during the last decade. The term Body Mass Index* (BMI) is commonly used when discussing the obesity epidemic.
On May 14, 2003 newspaper reporter Laura Meckler wrote an article for the Associated Press titled that Obesity Reported to Cost U.S. $93-Billion a Year (May. 14, 2003; Associated Press). In this article Ms. Meckler explains that obesity related health issues cost the U.S. economy more than cigarettes and alcohol related health issues combined.

Praise for The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger

"I receive 30 books per week, sometimes more, from authors that want to be on my radio show. I give each book 5 minutes and if I don’t resonate with it, forget it! Life is too short to read more hype. I have to tell you this book The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger was a storm of fresh air. After all the psychobabble, after all the “what to eat, what not to eat, white knuckle will power," frankly all of the stuff that we finally know doesn’t work. This book is truly insightful, different, and powerful stuff about how to get to know ourselves and profoundly understand the correlation between our feelings and our overeating behavior." Rashke, Host of Denver’s FM 101 KOSI After Dark

· "Among the numbers of books available on the shelf offering solutions for weight problems, this work is unique; for the author brings not only her scientific orientation, but, writes out of her personal experience. She offers a holistic view that works! She encourages us all to welcome our emotional hungers, instead of fleeing them: This is already one enormous step to CHANGE and growth."
Ron Bergen, Psychologist, M.A.

· "Why can't the majority of dieters keep weight off? Because their over eating habits are linked to their emotions. The End of Diets speaks to the heart and soul of the weight issue--self understanding, emotional healing and the attainment of self love. The End of Diets needs to be read, re-read and digested before any low calorie or low carbohydrate eating program is attempted."
Teri Harris Saa, Psychotherapist and author The Wisdom Chronicles

· "Two out every three Americans are considered overweight, there are over 1,000 books on the subject of dieting. Dilia’s approach is fresh, based on lots of scientific studies and juxtaposed against her own personal struggle that finally succeeded in gaining a holistic understanding. A must read for anyone serious about dealing with emotional eating." Ken E. Webb, Psychotherapist, LCSW

· "I’ve read several books on the subject of emotional eating. This one is holistic, comprehensive, insightful, powerful, moving and the one bound to be the best in its class."
Jim Tipton, author, Voted 1999 Best Colorado Poet

· " What is noteworthy about this book is how beautifully it integrates the best of Western psychology and Eastern wisdom. Dilia powerfully describes and distills the concept of emotional eating to a comprehensive set of psychological, physical and spiritual personal options for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Truly seminal work!”
Armand Lebovits, Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW, CAC III

Only 3% of anyone who goes on a diet manages to keep the weight off.
Note: It does not say lose weight, it says KEEPS the weight off!!!

My name is Dilia De La Altagracia, welcome to The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger. I would like to share with you some fascinating insights about dieting. All diets work, all diets help us lose weight. How many times has Oprah lost weight? I know it, I’ve lived it! For 12 years all I did was go from one diet to another. With each diet I lost weight, with each diet I was convinced that I had finally found the solution to my weight issue. I didn’t learn anything about myself, I didn’t learn why I ate, how I used food to get through the ups and downs of my life, how I became hungry every time I experienced any emotional discomfort, that food was what I could count on to make me feel better. So I just went from one diet to another. After every diet I went back to my ‘normal’ life and I gained all of the weight back ….and then some.

I finally felt conned, I finally began to ask why can’t I lose weight, I finally began to pay attention to what food represented in my life and how I used it to cope with life's ups and downs. I finally saw that whenever anything upset me I suddenly became hungry. Once that hunger kicked in, there was nothing I could do but eat myself through my discomfort, my disappointment, my loneliness, my pain. This awareness was critical because I then began to ask what is going on in my body? How can I end this overeating behavior?

The major breakthrough arrived when I understood what was fueling the hunger behind the compulsive overeating behavior. More importantly, I was giving a gift, what we must all do to end this insidious cycle of self-hate, and going on a different diet every year. This is the program “The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger.” Until I learned about myself and learn how to eat in a life-celebrating manner I was not successful in keeping the weight off and finally getting off the diet rollercoaster.

The journey, the book, the program is not only about understanding the overeating behavior but sharing with you the tools, and the opportunity to end emotional eating in your life. This is not about losing 10 LBS by next week. Atkins will do that, starving yourself will do that. But then the following week you’ll gain 5 LBS, then 7, then 8 and all of the weight will be back. I lived this, I’ve been there, I bought the T-shirt! I hated myself for being so stupid, for being out of control, for just going from one diet to another.

If you are ready for a life transforming journey, if you are ready to embrace your life, if you are ready to end the dysfunctional relationship with food welcome to “The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger." Welcome to your life!

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Emotional Eating - Gateway to Spirituality

It’s ironic when the very thing that we have assiduously avoided in our lives becomes the guide that opens the door to self-discovery. That has been my journey with compulsive overeating. When I finally surrendered and allowed myself to fully experience the pain, shame, and anguish of my ordeal with food, it was as if I had gone through a black hole and emerged into a new spirituality.

In my quest to lose weight I had tried every popular diet. Someone once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Being a logical person, I realized I had probably been asking the wrong question. It wasn’t “What diet will get me to the weight I want?” but rather “What’s behind this addiction -- what is the lesson I’m being offered?”

When I embraced the message and opened myself to learn, not only did the addiction end but my life was also profoundly enriched: As I began my process, I felt the need for more grounding, which led me to begin a meditation practice. Coming to accept my physical body as my home, my vehicle here on Earth, I started to explore yoga. Through my desire to be present to the emotions that were surfacing I found a variety of helpful breathing techniques. All these tools have enhanced and accelerated my journey of self-discovery, self-advocacy and ultimately self-love.

In healing my addiction, in healing the emotional hunger, I’ve embraced myself as a spiritual being, and my life here on this magnificent planet has taken on a wondrous quality. The things I had cursed, things that had caused me so much shame, became my best teachers, my richest lessons, my most life expanding experiences. I’ve learned compassion, especially toward myself, but also toward everyone I now encounter.
  • In seeking to learn to eat in a calm and serene manner I’ve learned calmness and serenity in the rest of my life.
  • In seeking to be present to my emotions so I would not eat through them I’ve learned to be present to myself and others, to the power of now.
  • In seeking to find balance I’ve come to recognize and honor my own needs, my spirituality, and my vulnerability.
  • In seeking to understand what the food was hiding I’ve become aware of my past traumas, my darkest fears, and also what makes me vibrant, what makes me joyous.
  • In seeking to understand my fear about self-love, I’ve developed the most sacred relationship -- loving myself.

The journey to look at food as a substitute for love or companionship, as an anesthetic for emotional pain, as a metaphor for life brought me to an understanding that food was the very thing that would keep me from my true self, that would rob me of my vitality, my life force, and by extension my purpose.


One of the characteristics of any addictive behavior is its unconsciousness. In order to binge we have to shut down consciousness of how fast we are eating and how much we are eating. We focus all our attention on the seeming pleasure the food is providing us while denying any negative consequences. In order to overcome the behavior I had to become conscious.

As I delved into the issues behind my overeating, I had to discover the distinctions between anger and helplessness, boredom and self-rejection, disappointments and unrealistic expectations. In facing the truth underlying my behaviors I ultimately had to face myself. And this is where grace comes in, because no matter how darkly we see ourselves in the mirror of our addictions, if we look long enough, with even the tiniest bit of openness and willingness, what is revealed is the beauty and perfection of the person we really are. Once we catch a glimpse of our true selves, there’s no turning back. There is no substance on Earth that can compete with the supreme pleasure of knowing one’s Self.

Dilia De La Altagracia

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