So I’ve been on a non-diet journey for a few years now. I’ve been through a lot of diets in my years, and I know how harmful they are and how they do not work. I already will never diet again in my life. Because of that, some of this book was kinda old news for me. I’m familiar with “magical eating”, which is basically classifying foods as “good” and “bad”, focusing on calories and weight loss rather than how food makes you feel and nourishes your body, and all that crap.
The different element of this book for me was the Buddhist practices. There’s a lot of focus and instruction on meditation, which is something I think I should probably get into just for overall health and wellness. I read the Kindle version of this book, and I think this might be one of those cases where a paperback would be better. There are questions at the end of each chapter, and sometime each section to relate the readings to your life. It’d be helpful to be able to jot down some notes in the margins, or highlight certain parts, or just physically answer the questions on paper.
Some of this book was a slog for me, because like I said earlier, I’m already on the bandwagon of no diets, no magical eating, and working on the loving your body as it is attitude. As my boss would say “use less words”. I don’t know if this author just includes a lot of detail normally, or if she was really trying to get her point across and felt it needed more fluff. I’d recommend this book for anyone who’s about to start ANOTHER DIET, or is just really frustrated with all the diet culture nonsense. If you’re already pretty enlightened on this matter, it might be too many words!