Okay, so I came across this book called "The Only Diet There Is" by Sondra Ray (tinyurl.com/kkof79
) and it has piqued my interest! The Amazon product description says "Provides a method for losing weight through positive thinking and the changing of attitudes toward life and food.".
Amazon's "most helpful favorable review" says:
"If you are tired of fad diets and of worrying constantly about your weight, size, etc, READ THIS BOOK. This book changes the way we look at ourselves, what we eat, and why we eat it. It is intense and not like any other diet book you've ever known, but it works. I have had eating issues all my life and this book has made me happy with my body (and I lost weight too!). Now I am able to enjoy food again and I don't have to obsess about calories and fat or ratios or protein or special meals or anything else those fad diets kill you with. I can't explain it, but this got me out of the "diet mode" and into a true, loving view of myself and my food. It helps vegetarians, carnivores, and chocaholics. Basically, it took away my obsessive/compusive food habits and gave me peace of mind and the body I've always wanted. THANK YOU SONDRA RAY!"
But then, the "most helpful critical review" says:
"This is one of those books that essentially tells you that your negative feelings about people and things are the reason you are overweight. The author totally dismisses any such notion that one could simply be eating too much. While it is obvious that having certain attitudes can make you ignore what and how much you're eating, the fact remains that one is overweight from eating too much for one's particular body. If you want things and people to blame your overweight on, this book is chock-full of them. Yes, you're supposed to forgive everyone, but you definitely get a "victim mentality" while reading the book. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? This author is a big fan of "rebirthing", and mentions it several times throughout the book. If you're not into New Age beliefs, this is not the book for you."
So what do you think? I think I'm going to give it a read and see if I notice a difference. Anyone interested in reading it with me? Come on...it will be fun!
** Mary Jane **
"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim
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