This Is What You’re Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules To Transform Your Relationship with Food To Become Your Healthiest Self

BenBella. Jul. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9781637743416. pap. $19.95. HEALTH
Celebrity dietician Shapira has taken some of the most basic tenets of wellness—taking 10,000 steps, drinking eight cups of water a day, eating when hungry, and more—and transformed them into a weight-management method served with a healthy dose of self-actualization. The author acknowledges that people’s relationship with food isn’t always (if ever) about food at all. Sometimes it’s about family food traditions, others’ influences and opinions about health and body image, and the emotions that stem from one’s past or childhood histories and memories of specific foods. This book focuses on steps people can take to identify triggers, modify behaviors, and understand the why behind their eating habits so that they can ultimately achieve their weight goals. Note that the author uses the ubiquitous-among-diet-books catchphrase “This is not a diet book,” even though it is, in fact, about practicing portion control and making dietary changes designed to engender weight loss.
VERDICT Still, this is a commonsense approach to letting go of internalized narratives that may promote unwanted eating habits or negative body image. Will be of interest to readers who want to stop falling for diet trends and quick fixes and learn new ways to think about what’s on their plate.
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