Anne Katherine, MA, CEDT, CMBC is the author of several books including Boundaries:  Where You End and I Begin and Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Everyday and When Misery is Company.  She has a Master of Arts in Psychology from Peabody College and a Certificate in Addiction Studies from Seattle University.  She is a Certified Eating Disorders Therapist by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Certified Mental Health Counselor.  She has nearly 40 years as a therapist in agencies, hospitals, and in private practice.  For over 20 years she has specialized in eating disorders and food addiction.

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Anatomy of a Food Addiction

The Brain Chemistry of Overeating

Author: Anne Katherine, MA


Anne Katherine, MA, CEDT, CMBC clearly explains the chemical reactions in the brain that work in conjunction with lifelong emotional conflicts to make food-particularly sugar and carbohydrates-such a comfort that it's almost like a drug. Includes self-tests, exercises, an examination of family issues and priorities, and a complete recovery program for newfound understanding and confidence.

For readers who are strongly addicted to particular foods as well as those who simply feel susceptible.


1 – Addiction Is An Illness
2 – Chemical Warfare
3 – Deprivation
4 – The Great Escape
5 – Nature’s Telegrams
6 – How Healing Happens
7 – Achieving Abstinence
8 – Help!
9 – Dear Beloved
10 – Fat Prejudice
11 – Anorexia and Bulimia
12 – Timing, Choices, and Hitting Bottom
13 – Relapse
14 – Further Abstinence
15 – Wait!
16 – Fullness


"This book takes you from active food addiction into recovery with love and a true understanding of this painful disease. I recommend it to everyone who goes through my center."
Claire Boehling, M.Ed., Eating Recovery Center, Solon, OH

"Anne Katherine's book helped me to make it through the night when I was bingeing and had no other hope. It mapped out a plan of recovery, offering tools that I have found essential in maintaining my abstinence."
Ruth Lorenz, recovering food addict