Women food and god #1

“…what we believe about food and eating is an exquisite reflection of all our beliefs. As soon as the food comes out, the feelings come out. As soon as the feelings come out, there is an inevitable recognition of the self-inflicted violence and suffering that fuel any obsession. And on the heels of that recognition comes the willingness to engage with and unwind the suffering rather than be its prisoner.”

The book comes out of her own life experience, where she had reached her threshold for struggling and had to choose between killing herself or stopping her dieting.
She chose the latter, and she stopped trying to fix herself, stopped blaming herself, her mother, her partner, and she started to just eat what she wanted, and she lost weight.

Not everybody will relate to this book, but i know i use food as comfort. Here are some stand out passages from the first few chapters.

 Obsession gives you something to do besides having your heart-broken, like watching your kids get sick or living while your spouse dies. Ending our obsession with food is about learning to stay in the present moment. Compulsive eating is a refusal to be fully alive. Your relationship to food is the doorway to freedom.

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About cornstalk
Corn. Singer. Nurse. Lover of music. Pursuing God (trying...). Secluded. Pianist. Wannabe gypsy. Silly.

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