Book of the Week 10/1/12

“Your overweight self doesn’t stand before you craving food. She’s craving love. Falling off the wagon isn’t a weight issue. It’s a love issue.”- Marianne Williamson

Have you heard the saying in order for others to love you, you need to first love yourself?

When you were growing up, what lessons did you learn about your body?

Would you consider yourself happy with your body?

These are just a few questions to explore while reading Lovin’ the Skin You’re In: The Juicy Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Friends with Your Body ( CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012), an eye-opening and inspiring book by Andrea Amador, CEC M.NLP.

Lovin’ the Skin You’re In explores the inner hunger of the adage of “it’s not what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you” In addition to what drives us to quench such “hungers,” this book gives an in-depth look at how to overcome obsessions with food and body image, feeling comfortable in our bodies, setting certain boundaries, building confidence, establishing connections with our bodies, and much more – all while learning to live just as we are instead of trying to mold ourselves into what is deemed “ideal” by the media.

After reading this book, one will get a new perspective on dieting and confronting stressors rather than using food as a crutch. Lovin’ the Skin You’re In doesn’t lecture, yet offers wisdom that it easy for women of all sizes to understand and apply to their daily lives.

Overall, when it comes changing your thinking, changing body image and enriching your lives, Lovin’ the Skin You’re In is an excellent read.