Rachel endured frequent failed attempts to lose weight for many years. From her teenage years and beyond, she struggled with low self-esteem and poor body image issues because of her weight. She found that her self-confidence was directly related to how she felt about her body, and it became an inescapable fact of her life. She was stuck in a vicious cycle of feeling bad about her weight, then overeating to feel better, which lead to more weight gain, and thus the cycle repeated itself over and over again. The burdensome feelings of shame and depression and about her weight drove her through periods of binge eating, chronic dieting, and frequent emotional overeating. Rachel's chronic and stressful struggles with her emotional addiction to self-soothing with food came to an abrupt end when she created and followed The Leverage Diet. After losing over 20 pounds on the diet, she was thrilled with the results and decided that if the Leverage Diet could work for someone like her, certainly if could work for others facing similar struggles. Out of her triumphant success comes “The Leverage Diet: The Answer to Weight Loss for Emotional Overeaters & Chronic Dieters" Rachel's one true hope for this book is that her story and the diet method she discovered will prove to be as helpful, effective, and positively life-altering for all those who use it as it was for her.