Dr.Scott Rigden's book, The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type, by Turner Publishing, discusses emotional overeating in chapter eight. In part of that chapter, Rigden discusses some of the common "weight loss mind games" that we commonly play. Unfortunately, one of these is the "I'm a Failure" mind game.
Typically, people caught in this mind game feel that once they have faltered on their weight-management program or have a history of alternating between losing and gaining weight on diet programs that they are "failures," and they label themselves as such. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. Observe sports teams. Just because it has a bad first quarter, a football team doesn't condemn itself as a failure. Players can eliminate mistakes, fumbles, penalties, and adjust strategies to go on and win the game. Similarly, we can learn from our mistakes and react positively with the idea that "to falter is not to fail." The only way a person can truly be a failure in the weight-loss game is to quit trying at all.
Besides emotional over-eating, The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type, covers multiple problem areas that Dr. Rigden has helped hundreds of successful patients address over many years. These areas include carbohydrate sensitivity, metabolic syndrome, glycemic index, hormonal imbalances, food allergies, chronic illness with abnormal detoxification and inflammation, medication side effects. and exercise. Readers with slow metabolisms will find questionnaires, algorithms, and actual patient case studies in the book to guide them to unprecedented understanding and success.