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Volume 2, Number 4 - December 1995

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Making it Through the Minefield

by Miriam Berg

Dear Reader,

Open up your local paper and read about the Harvard Nurses' Study, Olestra, dexfenfluramine, the "ob" gene, yo-yo dieting, etc. What are we to make of all this news? We decided that our column should be devoted to an understanding of the latest information which besieges us. To this end, we've asked Miriam Berg, friend, activist and director of the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, to take over our column and give us a view from another window. Thank you, Miriam. – Jane and Carol

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REVISITING THE FOOD HOUSE

Variations on a theme

Carol Coven Grannick and Judith Matz
Directors, Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating

You may be familiar with the "Food House" fantasy exercise from When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies, workshops or OO tapes. In the fantasy you move from a peaceful, lush field of grass through a quiet, lovely wood, to a house that is there, just for you, with your name above the door, filled with whatever foods you want or need in whatever way you want to imagine them.

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LETTERS

Dear Overcoming Overeating Newsletter,

My sister read Overcoming Overeating in February 1993 and then urged me to read it. It has totally changed our ideas about eating, dieting, and body image. Although I'm still grappling with mouth hunger, I know I will never diet or deprive myself of food again. I could go on forever about this approach and all of the questions I have, but there is one particular problem I'm having that I hope you can help me with.

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