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This book has a sweet and loving tone that I truly enjoyed. It is purely a book of encouragement and emotional processing along the way, since weight loss takes a LONG time. However, it is *not* a guide on HOW to lose any weight! Thus a star off. But there are great ideas about how to incorporate a loving body positivity into your life.. there's just no real index or instruction, it's all buried in the text. She also tells you to look suggested techniques - she throws some keywords out there - up on the internet instead of going into any detail! I had to return it, because I felt there were many quality issues, or a gap between how the author thinks the book works vs. how it actually came out. But it's a great book if you are looking for affirmations, mini-spells, prayers, meditations etc. It's just a dense read and NOT a guide in the practical sense of how you would be physically losing measurable weight.
I love self help books. This book has a little bit of everything in it. Material from Katie Byron, Brene Brown, Overeaters Anonymous, and probably others that I didn’t recognize. It is a diet a book though, even if the author claims it isn’t. Eat clean, exercise, breath, meditate, pray, and don’t beat yourself up for being over weight. Heal your mind and you will lose the weight. It is easier said and read than done.
I'm not too keen on the testing for allergies or mineral deficiencies, especially, hair analysis, I had this done twice years ago and it was full of quackery. I believe that holistic and traditional medicines can complement one another, however, you must be careful with where you spend your money. Some of it has no merit. I like the yoga part and the affirmations. I could use them with the visualizations. Approach this book with caution, though. Not all naturopaths are professional and only want to make money. What's good for the goose is not always good for the gander.
I wanted to like it more than I actually did. I guess I was looking for something different, but the info in this book was pretty basic. I was hoping for some fresh inspiration, but I didn't read anything that I haven't read many times before. Probably better for a person who doesn't exercise at all yet, or is just beginning to try and lose weight. But still, basically good, practical info.