Thanks... I have Savor on my reading list too. I can't wait to get to it. I have read Geene's other books. I have found that in the past I seem to struggle with allowing myself to eat what I want. Right now I'm trying to eat what I want but put healthy parent like limits on how much. Telling my self that I can have more anytime I want...It is definitley a journey...
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.
Hi Thatsy! What I liked most about this book is that it reminded me that I was in control. That I didn't need to follow anyone's rules but my own. It reminded me that I needed to own all the choices I make and not condemn myself for making them. Even if that choice was to eat Pralines and Cream Ice Cream for dinner. It gave me a freedom from condemning myself for not being perfect. It released me from restrictions that really did feel like deprivation. And now that I have given myself this freedom, just like she states in the book,its really strange, hard to explain, but at first I gave myself the freedom to eat whatever I wanted without guilt but all of a sudden, I find that I'm wanting to make better choices because now I feel ownership. I feel in control. Reading that book led to me read another book-Food Rules by Michael Pollan. A small book, only 94 pages, but once again, simple steps to making the right choice. Here's an example: Its not food if it come through your car window. If its a plant, eat it. If it comes from a plant, don't eat it. Which led me to want to read another book on mindful eating: Savor:Mindful Eating, Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lillian Cheung( going to the library today). Basically what I'm saying here is that the book Women Food and God was the one thing that finally made everything click for me and I feel as if I can and will meet my goal. Why, because finally, I realize, I'm in control of my choices. Hope this helps!
Hi all! Looking forward to be on this team. It seems like the next step in my journey to use food as fuel for my body instead of using food for comfort. This is just another tool in my belt for doing just that. I not too long ago read Women Food and God. Got some great insights from that book and hoping to do the same here.
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