Losing your Pounds of Pain by Doreen Virtue Phd. January 2002.
Through therapeutic work with hundreds of clients, Dr. Virtue, a psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders, came to understand how various degrees of emotional and physical abuse caused her clients to turn to food for comfort, security, and even self-punishment.
Although many were convinced that once they lost their excess weight, their pain would be over, just the opposite was actually true. First, they had to lose their pain, then the weight would follow. Based on this principle, this book uses visualization, affirmations, imagery, meditation, healthy eating recommendations, and exercise routines to break the connection between emotional pain and over-eating