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For all the times you've said, "Why did I just eat that?"
Say good-bye to one of the most overlooked areas of our relationship to food -- mindless eating. This groundbreaking book shines new light on why we eat along with practical, proven strategies to control our eating.
Does your busy schedule translate into eating on the run or skipping meals altogether? Is your life so filled with multitasking and on-the-go consumption that eating becomes a thing to do while doing other things? Dr. Linda knows that all too often such eating becomes a source of guilt and distress.
The more stressed we feel, the more food becomes a source of gratification and relief -- a numbing agent. Dieting treats only symptoms. "Unless people are coached to be intentional about their eating, they will continue to eat mindlessly and be part of the 90 to 95 percent of failed dieters," writes Dr. Linda. "A new approach is needed -- one that addresses the emotional, relational, and spiritual side of our relationship to food."
Food is not your enemy; it is something you can once again enjoy! Dr. Linda deals with the root causes of unintentional eating and restores your joy of eating. This is your practical guide to cultivating a healthy awareness of eating that attends to your body, soul, and spirit.
Published: Howard Books on May 26, 2009
This book is largely fluff. The nuggets of sound advice provided would have worked better in a pamphlet rather than in a 250 page book. The book's description says nothing about its religious overtones, yet its target reader is clearly a devout Christian who isn't bothered by reading pages of (pretty pointless and/or repetitive) vignettes and generalities. This got on my nerves and made me more cynical about the book in general. Looking back at the book to writer this review, I would advise skimming it in small doses rather than sitting down to read it all at once.That said, I found "How to Combat Stress Eating" on page 93 useful. For the quickest secular support in learning how to control your eating habits, turn to the last three pages for the 12 practical "study questions" that should help you "press pause before you eat." Well, except numbers 6, 7, 9, and 11, which all focus on your relationship with God and reading passages from the Bible.read more
This is more of a psychology or therapy book than a book about food. I realize the doctor is trying to show the relationship we have to our food and how to change it for the better but it felt way too preachy too me. It's riddled with religious overtones which I wasn't expecting.I believe we should all examine our relationship to food especially if we are overweight but I disagree that turning to the bible or prayer is the answer for me personally.If you are a god fearing christian looking to go into therapy about your over indulgence of deserts and aren't aware of why you over eat... then this book may help you out. Me, I think I'll pass.read more
I'm not sure why authors/publishers feel the need to downplay the fact that a book has Christian theme. My first clue should have been the author reviews on the back from a "Bible Teacher" and "Cohost of The 700 Club", but I moved forward regardless. The author covers no real new ground on the issue of why we overeat and the tried and true tips (at least in theory) of how to overcome the problem that can be find in numerous other books . That is until she brings in her secret weapon: God. The tag line of this book reads "The Secret to a New Relationship with Food", well, SPOILER ALERT - the secret is your relationship with God. We have no willpower (ie free will) but apparently God can lead us from the tempation of that cookie. This book was a turn off for me, but very well may float someone else's boat.read more
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