I didn't find alot of useful information in this book. I only finished it two days ago but already I've forgotten most of it. I would have liked some clear steps to follow, maybe at the end of each chapter (yes I know she does outline them in one go). The blurb about the book says "If you suffer about your relationship with food - you eat too much or too little, think about what you will eat constantly or try not to think about it at all - you can be free. Just look down at your plate. The answers are there" If you are expecting the book to tell you how to look at your plate and work out how you are feeling by what's on it, you won't find that here.
If you are a woman who has ever struggled with weight or had food issues, then this is a must read. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have tried every diet out there and lost and gained the same 30 lbs at least 20 times. But until this book, I never really understood why I couldn't keep the weight off. I couldn't keep the weight off because I wasn't listening to my own body. This book helped me to understand how to listen and to interpret what I was hearing. An excellent read!!!
This book awakened why I have issues with food and provided me with the hope and understanding that the solution lies within myself the whole time- unbelievable read!
Yes. The book is very insightful as to why we eat when we're not hungry for food and what to do about it.
Better able to stop before I over eat and to recognize when I'm looking for food but not really hungry for food. Then to try to figure out what I'm really needing.
Yes. Although initially I didn't think I could suffer through an over-analytical view of eating choices, I set my bad attitude aside and actually learned a lot.
It's not a diet book. It's more like receiving the author's encouragement to look at your beliefs. Not preachy, but asking that we face some realities about our beliefs about food and about what we get out of our not-so-great choices.
Here's an excerpt that I like: "We don't want to eat hot fudge sundaes as much as we want our life to be a hot fudge sundae. We want to come home to ourselves. We want to know wonder and delight and passion."
Be curious about your beliefs. Right smack in the middle of your every day life, you will find wonder and delight and passion.
If calorie counting, fat gram counting, or carb counting has you frustrated and exhausted, maybe some information in this book and the author's encouragement could bring you some insight and help you on your journey to wiser food choices.
Loved this book. Geneen was compassionate, tough, real, scary, kind and now I'm rethinking everything about myself.
Healthy living principles
The fact that it was narrated by the author, made it even more powerful and enjoyable.
The fact that Geneen herself has struggled with the same issues as she is writing about - makes the material more rich and more meaningful. Great wisdom in the words. Great work can be done here.
Geneen herself is inspirational.
I'm learning to love and accept myself just as I am - from there I will make baby steps to change. I understand healing will be a process ... Rome was not built overnight.
My only word of caution regarding this book is that I was s tiny bit disappointed with what I perceive as Geneens somewhat cavalier regard for nutrition - and her encouragement of what I interpreted as reckless abandon with eating - "eating what our heart desires" without restriction. While I understand and embrace her teaching, and did not miss her point - I think caution and common sense must still be observed, adequate nutrition and adopting an attitude of "eating for the purpose of nourishing one's cells, sustain one's life, and maintaining good health, should always been a primary focus.