Whether you’re two hundred pounds overweight, fifty pounds underweight, or preoccupied with losing and gaining the same fifteen pounds year after year, food obsession is a serious, lifelong, chronic illness and a substitute for risking true intimacy. If you really want to change your body, relationships must change first. Healing from a “knocked to your knees” obsessive relationship with food also requires help. The process involves turning away from the familiar, self-administered comfort of food to the riskier prospect of looking to other for true nurturance. That’s why “fat is a family affair.” And that’s why lasting recovery from food obsessions means not only establishing a healthy self-identity but also renegotiating the most important relationships in your life. Dr. Hollis shows you how in this best-selling classic that has helped thousands of families heal from dysfunctions centered on food.