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“I have read this book. I love this book. It is a really, really, really, really, really good book!”  -Jack Canfield, #1 Success Coach and bestselling co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

“I have read this book. I love this book. It is a really, really, really, really, really good book!”

-Jack Canfield, #1 Success Coach and bestselling co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series


By Emily Boller

Emily Boller’s self-help book provides the necessary inspiration, education, and practical tips for you to escape food addiction—and in the process, shed unwanted pounds and reclaim your health.

Chubby in childhood, anorexic in her teens, and then obese until age 47, Emily Boller was desperate to find freedom from her struggles with food. When she began documenting her weight loss journey online, she never expected to become an inspirational voice for food addiction recovery to millions.

Starved to Obesity combines her personal journey, hard-won wisdom, and practical tips with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.’s teachings to create a powerful resource that will inspire and help you break free from entanglements that sabotage health and well-being. And, as the result of losing a child to suicide, she knows firsthand the impact of trauma and grief on addiction recovery—and how to recover from relapse as well. If you want long-term freedom, this book will show you the way!

“I have written this book because I wholeheartedly wish there had been a book such as this when I was a kid. It would have been helpful to me and to those in my circles of influence. . .and could’ve possible saved me and my then- and future family many years of needless pain and suffering.” — Emily Boller

“She has learned a lot and is now a scholar in this field of health transformations. —Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Board-Certified Family Physician specializing in nutritional medicine, six-time New York Times best-selling author, including Eat to Live and The End of Dieting 

“Starved to Obesity is foundational to true recovery, and turns recovery into something attainable and natural rather than a perpetual struggle. Emily has such a critical message and is the perfect messenger for a new era in medicine! Beautifully, magnificently done!” —Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, Faculty, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director of Adult Psychiatry and Outreach Programs at McLean Southeast, McLean Hospital, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School; Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Starved to Obesity gives us a compelling insight into the fundamental reason behind food addiction and binge eating. Growing up with a mother whose love language was cooking and baking, to the terrible tragedy of losing her son; food became Emily’s refuge. Starved to Obesity offers a science-supported, practical guide to finding a healthy relationship with food. It’s well researched and wide reaching. If you struggle with your weight and want to learn from someone who has ‘been there, done that,’ this book is for you.” —Dr. David Friedman, Syndicated TV/Radio health expert, #1 international best-selling author of Food Sanity; How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction

“I will recommend Starved to Obesity to all of my patients struggling with weight, food addiction and, emotional challenges of many kinds. It is a gift to us all.” —Michael Klaper, M.D., Nutrition-based medicine expert, author, speaker

“If you, a friend, or a loved one are struggling with dieting, emotional eating, weight loss, or health challenges, Starved to Obesity can change your life. It is a beacon of hope and a north star pointing the way to freedom.” —Scott Stoll, M.D., Co-founder and Chairman of The Plantrician Project, Alive! A Physician’s Biblical and Scientific Guide to Nutrition

“We are facing an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes with its acute, chronic, debilitating, deadly diseases. Fast food and sugars are horribly addictive. This book completely describes the problem and gives a solution. A great book! I would recommend it to everyone.” —Rudy Kachmann, M.D., Neurosurgeon, author of fifteen wellness books, TV and radio wellness authority

“Emily Boller is a great example of identifying and gaining victory over some monumental issues in her life. She has embodied the theme of ‘Not Somehow, But Triumphantly.’” —Carl Sovine, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“Emily Boller is an inspiration to everyone who knows her. As a formerly obese mother of five children, she is living proof that you, too, can finally overcome your battle with food. Starved to Obesity will not only teach you how to do it, but it will also leave you feeling Emily’s warmth and understanding that you are not alone. It’s time to be set free.” —Sarah Taylor, MBA, M.S., Vegan in 30 Days, Vegetarian to Vegan

“Emily Boller’s writings and presentations are engaging, authentic, and applicable for today’s culture. Her insights are the result of experiencing devastating loss and triumphal victory along her journey towards a health lifestyle.” —Ken Hood, Wellness Director at James River Church in Springfield, Mo

“I loved Starved to Obesity! It was raw, liberating, and empowering. . .offering hope and inspiration to anyone seeking to embrace a healthy lifestyle.” —Kristin Misner Meier, MSPT, wife, devoted mother of three

“Emily Boller has faced her own eating challenges with unflinching honesty, unailing open-mindedness, and unflagging persistence.” —The Rev. Dr. Susan Gilbert Zencka, Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point, Wis.

“The truth in this life-giving book will set you free.” —Carol Doscher, President & CEO, Graceworks, Inc., New York City