I just finished this book by Andie Mitchell and several people have asked me to share my thoughts.
First, it was very interesting and easy to read. I laughed and cried several times. Having been a chronic dieter and binge eater many years ago, I could relate to a lot of what she wrote.
Second, her description of what life was like as she desperately tried to not regain the weight she had lost was confirming. Many people think that weight loss is the hard part, that after they lose weight, life will be grand and they will go about their merry way. This is a complete fallacy.
Maintaining a large weight loss is hard work; much harder than the process of losing it. One has to be diligent about calorie intake for the rest of one’s life and for some people, it’s a miserable experience.
The following piece was written by Evelyn Tribole, MS RD, co-author of Intuitive Eating. I was lucky enough to take a 9-week intensive course on Intuitive Eating with Evelyn and am now using this method with my clients. I’d like to share this with you and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!
Here it is….
What if peace on earth could begin at the dinner table? Imagine experiencing an inner peace, free from incessant worry about what to eat. It’s hard to enjoy the holidays when you are preoccupied with eating or worried about what to say to relatives who have an annual tradition of telling you what and how to eat.