Don't know if this is of interest to anyone here, but there is a new book called OVERCOMING NIGHT EATING. Here is the summary from amazon.com :
From the Publisher
Written by a preeminent medical authority who has extensively research this newly identified eating disorder, this is the first book targeted to sufferers of night eating syndrome, or NES: a condition in which individuals consume more than 50 percent of their daily calories after eight o’clock in the evening.
· Statistics suggest that 2 percent of the American population suffers from night eating syndrome; 33 percent of morbidly obese people, however, are believed to have this disorder
· This is the first book to focus on this particular eating disorder: a condition in which victims obsessively consume more than 50 percent of their calories after eight o’clock in the evening
· The authors of this book are respected researchers in the field of eating disorders; Dr. Stunkard, in particular has over 400 publications to his credit in academic and professional journals, mostly pertaining to obesity
About the Author
Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D., is an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from Miami University in 2000.
Her research interests include characterizing and treating night eating syndrome. She is also interested in the effects of socio-cultural influences on disordered eating attitudes and behaviors.
Albert Stunkard, MD is professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he founded the Weight and Eating Disorders... read more
The statistics are powerful and alarming: Perhaps as many as 6 million Americans suffer from night eating syndrome, or NES—a newly identified eating disorder which describes behavior patterns in which an individual obsessively consumes more than half of his or her daily caloric intake after eight o’clock in the evening. More significant is the further finding that more than 33 percent of morbidly obese individuals—persons who are 100 or more pounds overweight—are affected by this disorder. Experts agree that NES shares characteristic of not only eating disorders but also sleep and mood disorders. Sufferers tend to exhibit symptoms such as feelings of anxiety and guilt, insomnia or interrupted sleep. Typical NES behaviors include absent appetite during the day, a consistent pattern of eating more food after dinner than during the meal itself, and recurrent episodes of waking and eating throughout the night. This book, the first written specifically to people struggling with NES, offers a step-by-step strategy for managing and overcoming this disorder.
Readers will first learn to identify the signs of NES, and then use journaling exercises to discover what automatic thoughts surround their night eating. Having identified the problematic behaviors, the reader learns how to break the patterns with healthier food choices, more structured mealtimes, and a series of relaxation and visualization techniques.