Is obsessing about food making you miserable and anxious? Are you an emotional eater? A binge eater? Do you have a mental list of 'bad' foods? Have you been on a diet for as long as you can remember? When you lose weight, do you always put it back on? Do you go to bed feeling guilty, promising 'tomorrow will be different'? Are you in control of every part of your life, except food? In just seven chapters of straight-talking, friendly advice, Lyndi Cohen shares the tools to heal your relationship with food and release you from fixating on your size, even if you've been dieting for years. Learn how to listen to your hunger and calm your mind.
Lyndi is one of Australia's most popular dietitians, known as The Nude Nutritionist of Channel 9's TODAY show. She started dieting as a young teenager, unhappy with her growing body, and gave up in misery, having steadily gained weight for more than a decade. Almost by accident she become a mindful and intuitive eater, and along the way she gently lost 20kg. With over 50 deliciously realistic recipes (no 'superfoods' required) you'll also be inspired to eat well to boost your mood and balance your hormones. Change starts today.
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07 January 2019
Introduction: My story Starting my obsession The perfect weight Binge and emotional eating Breaking point (anxiety) From breaking point to breaking up with diets Chapter 1: Are you dieting by mistake? How to spot a diet in disguise Why diets fail you Are you dieting by mistake worksheet Chapter 2. Become an intuitive eater What is intuitive eating? Hunger scale Am I hungry worksheet When to eat and what does hunger feel like? Using the hunger diary Chapter 3: Back to Basics healthy eating What is balance/eating everything in moderation? Wholefoods Vegetables Fruit Carbohydrates Sugar and overcoming cravings Snacks Protein Fat Coffee Chapter 4. How to keep it real (simple) The trouble with losing weight Healthy habits, not restrictions Grocery shopping (+ a shopping/pantry list) Creating a healthy kitchen Batch cooking/meal prep/meal planning How to make a healthy salad dressing Healthy snacks ideas A guide to portion size Balanced meal formula Reduce waste Chapter 5. Heal your relationship with food Self control/willpower Stop weighing yourself Don't watch TV and eat Change your food language Re-introducing previously forbidden foods Giving yourself permission Food guilt: Stop feeling guilty How to teach your children about food Chapter 6. Boost body image Body dysmorphia Orthorexia Self-compassion Why boost body image How to boost your body image Body love exercise Perfectionism, judgment, accepting yourself Comparison Tackle negative self talk Dealing with food police and body bullies Chapter 7. Reduce emotional and over eating Your relationship with food The dieting cycle Know your emotional eating triggers Physical Vs emotional hunger How to stop eating in secret/private What to do after a binge Chapter 8. Feel amazing: Balancing hormones, mood and energy Your hormones, you cycle and how it works Stress, overwhelm and anxiety Create a healthy routine Exercise Exercise and hormones The best foods for energy and hormones Sleep Self care Saying no and prioritising yourself Alcohol The power of routines Getting the healthy glow/skin foods Second half of book includes 55-65 recipes
Lyndi Cohen is resident nutritionist on Channel 9's The Today Show, a Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Ambassador and an accredited, practising dietitian and nutritionist.