I read to escape and to learn. I like science fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers and adventure stories.
This is definitely a much more spiritual take on eating than I expected. Learning to listen to and trust your body seems like a relatively simple thing to do but there are definitely times when my sweet tooth is warring with common sense. The author focuses on delighting in food rather than resisting what you think you should or shouldn’t be eating.
Since finishing the book, I have been paying much more attention to not only what I eat but also the way I eat; being mindful about actually tasting and savoring each bite, chewing my food more than a few times before swallowing a big lump and slowing down and taking the time to prepare meals that I know will nourish my body. I like his idea that the body is always doing its valiant best with what it has rather than believing that there is something wrong with me (and my cravings) that needs fixing. It’s a much more empowering way to think about food.
Reviewed October 8, 2008