Dr. Dorie's "Don't Diet" Book
|Dr. Dorie is a nutritionist who knows what it is like to be on a diet most of your life. She has ranged from a size 4 to a size 18, depending on where she was at in the "dieting game." She finally gave up on diets and weight loss.
Her focus shifted instead to building up herself and learning to listen to her body. As she gave herself freedom from being driven by food, she learned new habits and did not worry about what she ate, she started losing weight. She then turned her knowledge into a program that anyone can benefit from.
This book is insightful, although a bit slow to read. She has lived through the process. She knows it is not easy to change your thinking and attitudes towards food. She also aknowledges that there are times people will eat because it is there or for emotional need. She advocates that it is OK to eat for those reasons as well as for hunger.
Dr. Dorie says that as a person changes his/her way of thinking she will learn when and what she should eat. He will be able to determine when to eat and what type of food the body should have. The body knows what nutrients it needs when and tends to want that. She will learn to tune into those cravings and needs.
This book addresses not only food, but self confidence. Dr. Dorie devotes a chapter to the mind set changes needed. She also devotes a chapter to the fears and doubts that every person will have.
The book is easy to read with a lot of personal insights from Dr. Dorie. It is not the most compelling writing, but is good and easy to understand. Many of the changes she discusses are beneficial for self confidence. I recommend this book to anyone who is ready to quit playing any weight game (counting calories, fat grams, exercising to lose weight, etc.) and learn to accept herself/himself for the person he is or could be.
Check out Dr. Dorie's site at Positive Pathways.
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