Millions of people in our society use or abuse food and spend years struggling with their weight. Very few of those who lose weight keep it off. In fact, over 90 percent of people who lose weight gain it back within 3 to 4 years! The weight loss business is one of the biggest industries in our country. Magazines are filled each month with articles about losing weight, and hundreds of books will tell you how to get it off. This book is not a book about food: what to eat and what not to eat. It is a book about STRESS. Stress creates cravings and cravings lead us to abuse many substances and activities in order to medicate the relentless need for gratification. Overeaters are sometimes also compulsive spenders, alcoholics or drug users. Alcoholics frequently crave sugar. Marijuana causes the munchies. Addicts often find themselves “changing deck chairs on the Titanic,” going from one feel-good to another but still unable to stop the urge for some type of self medication.