End Emotional Eating introduces the latest scientifically supported theories and strategies to people who struggle with emotional eating in an accessible and entertaining manner.

Many people use food to cope with feelings. Unlike many books on the topic of eating, End Emotional Eating will not focus on diet, but focus on attention, regulating emotions and distress, and participating in living fully, rather than feeling preoccupied by feelings and food.



“Highly recommended. End Emotional Eating provides a sensitive and thoughtful account of how emotions and eating become entangled in a multitude of unhelpful ways, together with clear guidance for unraveling them and moving forward using a blend of ancient and modern approaches.”

Christopher G. Fairburn, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, author of Overcoming Binge Eating

“End Emotional Eating may be the beginning for you in a new relationship with food and your feelings. Who hasn’t had a craving for food that came from a sense of emptiness, anxiety, or anger? This book is filled with powerful metaphors, empowering messages, and mental and emotional exercises that will keep you from eating away at your feelings. Accessible, intelligent, and compassionate, this book can help you find a new way of experiencing and using emotions. You will find wisdom that you can use every day. I highly recommend this book.”

Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Professor, Weill-Cornell Medical College

“If you struggle with emotional eating and want to end the battle, this is the place to start. Based on solid scientific evidence, the author offers carefully selected, elegantly described, bite-sized techniques to release oneself from every aspect of the emotional eating cycle. The author did the work for us in this impressive, comprehensive work, and now we just need to begin. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks freedom from unhealthy eating habits and those who care for them.”

Christopher Germer, Ph.D., author The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

“It’s a pleasure to see a book with a genuinely new perspective to offer the countless individuals who struggle and suffer over the simple daily act of eating. Well-grounded in scientific research, yet also written in a lively, accessible manner with moving personal stories and plenty of specific, explicit, practical advice, Jennifer Taitz offers plenty of new food for thought about food. This will be a helpful and valuable read for anyone who has let his or her eating be guided more by emotion than nutrition.”

Roy F. Baumeister, Ph.D., author Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Professor, Florida State University

“I have spent my entire career educating people about what to eat to maintain a healthy weight. But if there is one thing I have learned, it is that most people who struggle with their weight are not simply hungrier than their thinner peers. They eat for reasons other than hunger: sadness, loneliness anger, and frustration. Emotional eating is often at the core of the poor choices people make when it comes to food. Jennifer Taitz has made a major contribution to helping those who suffer from emotional eating. She identifies the basic emotions that give rise to unhealthy eating habits and offers readers the skills and tools to end emotional eating once and for all.”

Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., founder of F-Factor, author of The F-Factor Diet

“Why do we eat? Seems obvious, right—because we have to eat to stay alive! But many of us eat to feel better. We eat to push away feelings of anxiety, sadness, self-loathing. Jennifer Taitz can help us stop. Her book, End Emotional Eating, helps us understand the link between emotions and eating. More importantly, it helps us break those links so that we have more healthy ways to regulate our emotions and so that our eating is not driven by our emotional state. The strategies taught in this book are innovative and powerful, and they have been shown to truly help people end emotional eating.”

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Yale University

“Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for a variety of psychological disorders. Never before has the wisdom of DBT, as it applies to emotional eating, been so clearly articulated. Authored by a master clinician and talented writer, this book artfully describes how to transform your relationship with food and life. I highly recommend that you read this book if you want to gain a new perspective on your emotional reactions and change the way you think about and respond to impulses to eat. This is not a diet book; it is a book that will provide nourishment for your soul and psyche. A genuine treat!”

Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D., Director, Anxiety and Depression Center in Newport Beach, CA, and coauthor Mind Over Mood

“Jennifer Taitz’s insight, compassion, and far-reaching clinical experience shine from every page.”

Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

“This is not a weight loss book. It is something much, much better. If you have tried over and over to control your weight and your eating, maybe it is time to let go of that agenda. This is a book about changing your fundamental relationship with food and eating, and importantly, your relationship to yourself! Imagine that you could come into a gentler, more compassionate relationship with yourself and with eating. If you want to explore a kinder approach, this is the book for you.”

Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., cofounder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Associate Professor, University of Mississippi