Drop the diet: guided recipes for overcoming your food rules

Drop the diet: guided recipes for overcoming your food rules


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Drop the Diet

Following the success of their first book, Food to Eat: guided, hopeful & trusted recipes for eating disorder recovery, Drop the Diet extends the anti-diet message to a broader audience, with warmth and humor, while retaining the same 25 fabulous and embraceable recipes. Cate & Lori tell it like it is, and support you as you learn to trust your body and learn to eat normally again. Yes, even you.

Episodes of dieting cause us to lose touch with our body's natural cues of hunger and fullness. Then we continue to rely-sometimes obsessively-on more unrealistic and unmaintainable 'food rules'. These rules might involve which foods are 'good versus bad', times you are 'allowed' to eat, and compensatory behaviours required after eating. By banning foods, we inevitably crave what is forbidden. Your energy, your mood, and your ability to be social may be lost while you're restricting. In addition, you may also be losing bone, muscle and iron-leading to fractures, a slowed metabolism and anemia without even knowing it. And what happens when you can't take the restrictions anymore? Bring on the inevitable rebound overeating and the guilt that goes along with that.

Drop the Diet is no diet book. It doesn't promise to shrink you, tone you, cleanse you, shape you, detox you or revolutionize you. Rather, it will introduce you to a new way to think about food and help you start enjoying food and eating again. It provides reliable and factual information about fats, and carbs and sugar, helping you to get out of your own way and change your behaviour.

Drop the Diet will teach you step by step how to let go of your 'food rules' - how to get back in touch with your body and your mind in order to regain your freedom from the endless cycle dieting generates.

Isn't it time to get your life back?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496188717
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

We're an unlikely pairing-like Godiva and Diet Coke.
I'm a Massachusetts dietitian with 27 years experience and an expertise in treating eating disorders and Cate's a driven, working mom recovering from anorexia in Melbourne, Australia. I've got sons in their 20's, she, daughters in primary school. I've got a passion for full flavored foods mindfully eaten, she's had a focus on eating what her diet thoughts won't forbid.
It began with my blog, Drop it and Eat, and the honest comments about her struggle she frequently left on my posts.
But really it started with trust. I think she realized I got it, that I knew what she was going through. And that I believed deeply that change was possible. I so appreciated her honesty and her determination to move forward along this path to change her relationship with food.
Drop the Diet, the sister book to Food to Eat, is finally available! It has been a difficult process-just like recovering from the diet mentality you may be stuck in-but we have both accomplished a great deal. Through the process of writing, editing, cooking and photographing, Cate has moved significantly from the place she began. I've learned more about the practical aspects of recovery-from mealtime management at our first meal together when we met at an eating disorder conference-to the need for patience and realistic goals. And we believe we've created a most valuable support to help normalize your relationship with food.
Give it a try. And let us know what you think! We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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