Friday, April 20, 2018
Book Review: Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self by Heidi Schauster
Title Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self
Author: Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S,
Words can no express how much this book should be apart of anyone with any kind of eating disorder Therapy.
I cried, I laughed and I realized I have so much more work ahead. Healing isn't a time table it is steps and Nourish has wonderful steps and a author has a good since of humor. She isn't shaming, or telling you want to do and said stated "Take this with a grain of Salt."
This a person who is surviving an eating disorder since the age of 12 years old this book is nothing new. It wasn't until I was married with children of my own did I realize my how unhealthy my relationship with food has been and will be until I stop it. This message isn't anything new if you have been to therapy for any type of eating disorder over, under ect.
This book sets itself apart with the Dr Heidi Schauster who lets readers know she makes mistakes and take everything she has written with a grain of salt. She had and I assume still has issues with food which makes this book set apart from all the other over and under eating books because she has the fight too. Heidi makes it real, there is no shaming, disagree when you fight with your personal demons. Its apart of life that reads will need to work on with the different steps she present.
The Author makes many reference to other books within her book and I plan to pick up a few of those as well.
As a blogger I read this book from cover to cover . It hit me like a ton of bricks even after 3 years in therapy and another 4 with a different therapy I still do not like food. The author ask a lot of questions but the one I didn't realize I hadn't ask my self WHAT do I want to eat? No what I think I should eat or what calories I can consume and be ok with. She has readers ask themselves When you think of chocolate cake is it Celebration or Punishment?
I dread that work my husband celebrates when he hears that word. This book put into words how I feel about food with quotes, diagrams, ideas, suggestions and concepts that I need to work on daily to find peace with my body, food and self.
I am starting this book over to work on the different steps. I can tell you Step 5 is the beginning of the harder steps.
Thank you to publisher for asking me to read this book and review it. I can be honest it has changed my life and my therapist is picking up a copy as well.
This is my honest review.
Eat less. Eat clean. Avoid these foods. Eating is a life-giving pleasure, but confusing messages from the diet and nutrition industries may leave you wondering what to eat. Do you find yourself:
Eating food that doesn't nourish or energize you? Munching mindlessly or emotionally? Flipping between feeling "good" and "bad" about your eating? Thinking about food and your body more than you'd like? Discover how to trust your body, and to eat with love and common sense:
Eat without deprivation or overeating Accept your body and trust its wisdom Deal with setbacks, destructive thoughts, and self-defeating attitudes Create healthy habits to nurture yourself Ditch dieting so you free yourself to live a life you love. Nourish will guide you to transform your eating from self-control to self-love, using a 10-step healing process. In this book, Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, founder of Nourishing Words Nutrition Therapy, shares 20 years of wisdom from her Boston-area practice treating disordered and emotional eating.
About The Author:
Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is a nutrition therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and emotional eating issues. She is a writer, consultant, and certified eating disorders registered dietitian, based in the Greater Boston area. Heidi is the founder of Nourishing Words Nutrition Therapy, facilitates the No Diet Book Clubs, and supervises other nutrition therapists in the field of eating disorders. Heidi lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with her partner David and twin daughters, Ava and Kyla. Heidi and her family enjoy hiking, swimming, herb gardening, tea-making, story-telling, and professional stilt performing. Heidi enjoys most food that is lovingly and consciously prepared, especially if it’s followed by a dish-washing dance party.
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