ARLINGTON, TX– As lazy summer gives way to Back-to-School time, stress levels rise. Families coping with new teachers, new schools, new extracurricular activities and new schedules are in danger of turning to old friends for comfort: cookies, cakes, salty snacks and fast-food, says Renée Jones, author of the new book What’s Really Eating You? Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating.
Jones says, “Parents are stressed about getting their kids settled, managing the routine and such, so they’re likely eating to soothe themselves—and they are harried, so the drive-through is an easy if not so nutritious option. They may think it will be easier to establish a nutritious lifestyle once things settle down, and yet it’s often easier to start amidst the transition.”
Down to earth, knowledgeable and versatile, Jones can answer such questions as:
- Why is Back-to-School a better time to form new habits than New Years?
- Why does putting something in your mouth comfort you?
- What can you do after a stressful day that does not involve stuffing down your feelings with a food chaser?
- How can you stop yourself when you are staring down the chocolate chips in the pantry?
Jones says, “When we face our stuff, we no longer need to stuff our faces.”
About the author
After spending 40 years yo-yo-ing up and down on the scale and learning every diet and every cheat, Renée Jones learned how to stop sabotaging herself and to reach and maintain her goal weight. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling and has been in private practice since 2011. What’s Really Eating You? Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating is her first book.
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