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Return to Food: The Life Changing Anti-Diet by Sherry Strong
Hardback - 220 pages
Chances are if you are feeling flat, fat and tired, or are experiencing chronic illness, you are not eating real food. If you want to bounce out of bed feeling fit and fabulous you must find out what is and isn't real food. This book challenges prescriptive approaches to diet, eating and food, with a revolutionary philosophical approach based on over 20 years of working with private clients. This approach has seen thousands of people develop a more pleasurable, healthier, and more sustainable eating lifestyle.
I enjoyed reading this book as it gives you a new way to look at food. This is not your normal so called diet book. It is more. It teaches you how to change your eating habits and it more of a lifestyle change. You can tell by reading this story that the author is very passionate about what she is writing about. This makes it so much easier to read as you kind of felt as if you were sitting in a room talking with her. I like that the author included illustrations as it made things a little easier to see and understand. There are some good recipes included that are simple to make and tasty to eat. She makes eating right just make sense and after you read this book you will find you changing your habits for the good. I recommend this book for all who are looking to make a lifestyle change and wanting to start eating healthier.
About the author:
Sherry Strong is a food philosopher, chef and nutritionist who has travelled around the globe to do diet and lifestyle makeovers, and has worked with celebrities, elite athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, billionaires, and Jamie Oliver and his Fifteen Foundation. Sherry’s philosophies and simple strategies help people feel better and live their best life by developing a healthy relationship with food and their body. Sherry was the Victorian Chair of Nutrition Australia, the Melbourne Head of Slow Food, Curator and Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project Summit and founder of the Return to Food Academy where she teaches people to become Return to Food Coaches and Entrepreneurs.
It’s Not About the Food
by Food Philosopher Sherry Strong
Author & Illustrator of Return to Food - the Life-Changing Anti-Diet
How we eat has less to do with the actual food and more to do with how we think and feel.
We think we are choosing food for how it tastes but the bigger trigger is how a food makes us feel either in the moment while we are eating it or for the drug like reactions that most foods give us. The farther the foods are from their natural state the more intense their drug like reactions can elicit in the body and we are left with stronger compulsions to have them again.
Eating in nature makes this simple as those foods that are more easily obtained in nature, in their natural state have all kinds of nutrients and protective qualities that cushion any addictive properties. Once we strip the nutrients and protective properties through cooking and processing, the more we can eat and the bigger the buzz they give us. They also have a corresponding dip in relation to the buzz and this triggers us eating for the buzz and again to compensate for the loss of nutrients and sensation of wellbeing. In most cases with processed food it is not really wellbeing but a drug like spike we often mistake for wellbeing.
Return to Food has a lot of material that is not related to food but in fact shows us how to nourish ourselves in other areas of life, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Most people who are struggling with their relationship with food are malnourished in those areas and if you’re really struggling chances are your mental, emotional and spiritual areas of your life are not just malnourished but toxic.
The antidote is to tap into HyperNourishment which is the process of removing the toxic input in the way of what we read, watch, listen to and how we feed and care for our whole being. The magic in our life starts to unfold in how we think and feel with new healthy nourishing input and it is amazing when we do this how we are drawn to choose foods that resonate at a higher frequency and contribute to a true state of wellbeing.
Choose a healthier though and you’ll feel a healthier more empowering feeling. Choose to walk instead of sit on the couch and eat food that is dead and addictive while watching television that is negative and you will set in motion literally thousands of different reactions in the body that set yo up for better life decisions. We think it is about the food and this allows us to be sold diets and products that do for us what our body is infinitely more capable of doing. You have an innate wisdom and intelligence that far exceeds any diet or textbook on eating. Tap into the stream of wellbeing your body is set up to thrive on and you’ll automatically be attracted to foods that facilitate, healing, weight loss and energy beyond what you can imagine.
The author is giving away the following gift to all readers of my blog:
Return to Food – Secrets of the Life-Changing Anti-Diet Webinar & Gifts
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