January 16, 2014 by CJ
It wasn’t long ago that I was telling you about my new reading venture. I received my book shortly after that and then dove in head first, reading each night. Sometimes it was just a few lines and other times it was quite a few pages. What did I read? Food Triggers End Your Cravings Eat Well and Live Better by Rhona Epstein. Honestly, this book could not have come at a better time. If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve named 2014 the year of getting healthier. I don’t think a better book could have been given to me.
One of the things I found extremely interesting about this book is the importance the author, Rhona Epstein, Psy.D, placed in God in aiding in her recovery from her addiction. I have to admit, this is the first time I read a diet book that mentioned God. I never really thought about God when it came to resolving my food issues. To be honest I didn’t think I would get it. But the more I read, the more I understood why she feels believing in a higher power aids in conquering a dysfunctional relationship with food.
If you pick this book up thinking you have another diet book, this is not it. “Food Triggers” is beyond that. I think of it more as a guide-book. She begins by telling her story, and tells the stories of others throughout the book. The first part explains the science behind food issues. The second part is more the how and why you may be suffering and the final and third part of the book is how to beat it and make your own plan. This final section provides answers to questions like, What to do in a restaurant? What do pick at a buffet? What type of substitutions should I make? How to find support?
I began the book, thinking this would just be an informative read, it didn’t really relate to me, I’m not a food binger. But one night I found myself standing in front of an open refrigerator wanting something. I had a taste for something. Once I realized what I was doing, stopped and asked myself if I was really hungry, and what was it that I was trying to fill up. Instead of grabbing something to put in my mouth I took a few minutes to sit quietly and meditate (something I read in the book). That feeling of wanting something to munch on subsided.
I highly recommend this book. If you have a food problem, minor or major, I think it is very important to understand what is causing it and the steps you can take to resolve it. This book, “Food Triggers End Your Cravings Eat Well And Live Better” by Rhona Epstein, Psy D, is helpful and very informative.
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