Originally written as just one book, which was predominantly theory based, Susie Orbach wrote a second book in response to the demand for practical solutions to the weighty issue of weight gain/loss. I did not get on at all with the first section of the book, where Susie Orbach set out to show that fat is indeed a feminist issue. I did not relate to any of the descriptions of womanhood that she described and felt that the gender roles were very outdated and hopefully no longer relevant, at least not for me and my friends.
I found the second half of the book more useful, Orbach gives the reader advice and techniques to use with the aim of ‘breaking the addiction to compulsive eating – to transform eating and mealtimes into pleasurable experiences that we can look forward to.’ There is the usual advice of:
Eating when you are hungry
Eating the food your body is hungry for
Finding out why you eat when you aren’t hungry
Tasting every mouthful, and
Stopping eating the moment you are full
Along with psychological tips and exercises to help you do this.
The techniques that Susie Orbach introduces us to are useful and effective, however I believe that there are much more up-to-date, easier to read and ascetically pleasing books out there which would tick the same boxes.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2608 KB
- Print Length: 402 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (3 August 2010)
- Sold by: PRH UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003XVYFWM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 65 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #117,419 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)