But I have recently read this book. I recommend this book, with some hesitation. First off, I am a Christian....meaning I believe in Jesus Christ. He is the Way! While she talks about God and spirituality in this book, she never gets specific on faith. NOW, as a believer in Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, I can wrap my beliefs around the ideas and concepts in this book. BUT, if you are struggling and don't have a firm foundation, well....it is my belief that one needs to be careful in such a struggle. I would not want the wrong spirit invited into my life and my heart. I don't know that such would happen by reading this book, but I can certainly see where it can send you searching without much direction. Having said that, be careful.
Now....the book has incredible insight into the psychology and spirituality of our eating....and why we can end up indulging in compulsive overeating. I believe that is my problem. It isn't really WHAT I eat, so much as the WAY I eat. So pushing myself to conform to rules about food is counterproductive for actually using those moments as cues for learning more about myself.
This book really spoke to me. I intend to stop dieting and start doing the work of looking inward to see why I overeat and/or binge....sometimes my "diets" wouldn't even last a couple hours. So....I am not going to diet anymore. This is pretty scary, but hey....the other way just isn't working....not for me....not now. If I really allow myself to do the work, feel the feelings I am avoiding....then maybe the next time I lose weight, it will last.
So, no more weight loss endeavors posted on this blog. I may post about food or recipes....or heck, I may post on any number of areas. I have really posted so much on dieting, I came to believe that was the overall theme of my blog, when that was NOT my intention. I will resolve to post more in other areas and maybe write about the insight I learn from not dieting anymore, if I even write about that! It is a break up of sorts to not diet anymore. I have dieted for so long....now, I intend to listen to my body and enjoy food when I am hungry. Listen to my body....wow! That is a task that will take some time. We did once, ya know? We listened to our bodies when we were kids. I want to listen to mine and trust it....WHOA!!!! I have brainwashed myself to believe that I cannot trust myself....that I will eat a gallon of ice cream and a pan of brownies given that kind of "freedom." But no more. I proceed with gentleness. We'll see what happens!