This is not another “diet book.” Rather, it is a thought provoking journey of self discovery. Bowdoin takes us through her struggles and her insights in her relationship to food.
I appreciate many of the areas she covers. She helps us understand our mindset toward food and toward a healthy life style. She writes about weighing and exercise. She helps us identify mental blocks, such as expecting food to entertain us. She suggests journaling to understand our feelings toward food, our self talk, when and why we eat, etc. She suggests this will help reveal patterns and habits. She did it for 50 days and suggests we do the same. She provides space at the back of the book for doing so, giving weekly questions to help us learn from our journal.
I like that Bowdoin is very realistic. She suggests eating in moderation, even allowing a few bites of foods we crave. She also allows eating more at special events but with understanding that the occasion warrants it.
This is a good book for readers looking to understand their relationship with food. You'll find insights, penetrating questions, and good suggestions for people who over eat for a variety of reasons. Reading this book and using the journal section will help you on your way to healthier living.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Shellie Bowdoin lives in Asia with her husband. She has two adult children. Find Your Weigh is her first book. You can find out more at https://thefabjourney.com/ .
Source Publishing, 238 pages. This book will release in January, 2020.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.