The skinny on "Skinny Thinking"

April 28, 2010 8:30:17 PM PDT
It's called "Skinny Thinking" and author Laura Katleman-Prue said in it is the solution that helped her.

"I've always had a really wacky relationship with food; I've been a yo-yo dieter, emotional eater my whole life," Katleman-Prue said.

But she says following five steps, she was able to change the way she thinks about food.

She says many people romanticize food, thinking only of the taste and not the nutritional value or the ramifications of eating it. Emotional eating is also a diet crasher.

"If you're an emotional eater, it's like there is a part of you that hasn't quite grown up in regards to food and so it's like having a 2-year-old running your eating," Katleman-Prue said.

In her book, "Skinny Thinking," she teaches people how to break the emotional tie to food.

She says once people recognize the problem and use the tools to change it, they will lose weight and keep it off as she has.

"I know I will never gain the weight back because I can't, I'm not thinking about food; if you are not thinking of it, you don't desire it, then you don't reach for it and you don't gain weight," she said.

To learn more about "Skinny Thinking" and the steps to help overcome emotional eating and weight gain, visit: