Are you trying to lose weight? One of the biggest problems we have as a society is our own body image and relationships with food. Women, especially, often have a bad relationship with food, mostly brought on by the diet industry and our own hectic lives. I will freely admit, I have a problem and have been trying to lose weight for years. It has felt like a constant, uphill battle, but a journey I am determined to win. Recently, I had the opportunity to review a new book that seemed perfect for women like me – Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self by Heidi Schauster. Once my book arrived, I couldn’t wait to open it up and start reading.
Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self: What is It?
Do you want to start losing weight or thinking better about yourself? If so, we think you will love Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self by Heidi Schauster. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new book:
“Food is Love (But Don’t Eat Too Much!)” Eat less. Eat clean. Avoid these foods. Eating is a life-giving pleasure, but confusing messages from the diet and nutrition industries may leave you wondering what to eat. Do you find yourself: Eating food that doesn’t nourish or energize you? Munching mindlessly or emotionally? Flipping between feeling “good” and “bad” about your eating? Thinking about food and your body more than you’d like? Discover how to trust your body, and to eat with love and common sense. Learn how to: eat without deprivation or overeating; accept your body and trust its wisdom; deal with setbacks, destructive thoughts, and self-defeating attitudes; create healthy habits to nurture yourself; and ditch dieting so you free yourself to live a life you love. Nourish will guide you to transform your eating from self-control to self-love, using a 10-step healing process. In this book, Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, founder of Nourishing Words Nutrition Therapy, shares 20 years of wisdom from her Boston-area practice in disordered and emotional eating.
Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self: Our Thoughts
Honestly, I thought Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self was very inspiring and interesting. At first, I thought I was going to be reading another diet book, but it was more complex than that, going to the very root of many of our problems with food – our body image and how we treat ourselves. As someone who spent a good bit of their life fighting with an eating disorder, the book really spoke to me and left me at sometimes feeling like the author was really talking to me. With how society is constantly pushing us women into different roles and different stresses, we often learn to have an unhealthy relationship with food due to time restraints and societies views of how we should be viewing ourselves. This is one of those books you really need to sit back, read, and take in, even if it is in small bits because it is just so dense in information, while still being very down-to-Earth and approachable. No matter what your relationship is with food, I highly recommend Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self.
Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self: Where to Purchase?
Would you like to purchase this book for yourself or someone special in your life? You can find Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self on Amazon.com for $16.99. If you are struggling with weight loss or just trying to get a better grasp of your own self, I highly recommend giving this book a try!
Dana Rodriguez says
This sounds like a really good book to curl up with and read!
ellen beck says
Sounds like an interesting book. I think so much of the relationships with food, begin early on, and by what we see. It would be a good read.