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Susie Orbach on Eating

Susie Orbach on Eating [Kindle Edition]

Susie Orbach
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'Eating is pleasurable, eating is delicious, eating is sensual' says Susie. But for so many of us eating is associated with anguish and abstinence. From the first page this little book shows us how to think and feel differently about what we eat. So that we eat when we are hungry, eat what we want to eat to satisfy us and stop when we are full. Each page contains an easily absorbed bite-sized statement to transform eating that hurts into eating that nourishes and calms. This book isn't magic but it feels as if it is.

About the Author

Best known as Princess Diana's therapist and the author of FAT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE, Susie Orbach has an international reputation as a therapist and expert on eating problems. She was a key figure at last year's Downing Street symposium on body issues and writes and broadasts regularly in a wide range of media.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 967 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141007516
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1st edition (3 Jan 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9T6E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book! 13 Jun 2005
By A Customer
My diet book collection, and knowledge, has grown larger over the years..... along with my body! This is a simple little book which shone a real light onto me when I read it. It is helping me rediscover 'hunger' rather than 'appetite' or 'habit'. I am a self confessed compulsive eater, with some binging thrown in. I know a good deal about diets and nutrition as I work in the health sector - this book is so simple and has helped me cut through all the cr*p and get right back to the basics of what your body needs. All I want is to eat normally, stop thinking about food all the time, feel healthier and loose some weight.
This book is amazing, as can help you start to feel hunger again, you also begin to feel other feelings which you have held onto and smothered with food and fat. It is time to deal with all of those painful issues, food doesn't make them better in the long term.
I have never been so organised, inspired and quietly enthusiasitc. Try it, you would spend the cost of this book on extra nosh at the weekend without the slightest thought!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this book a few years ago! 29 Jan 2002
By A Customer
As someone who has experienced anorexia, I have learned some of the lessons in this book the hard way and was wary of a book with this amount of hype about this particular topic. However, Orbach writes with understanding and compassion and her words are soothing and reassuring.
The 'How to use this book' section encourages the reader to be flexible and use the book's suggestions in their own personal way. This book is a good back-up to other emotional and psychological exploration rather than the only book or help you are likely to need. The size of the book is perfect for slipping in a pocket or bag, too.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On Eating - Susie Orbach 5 July 2002
By A Customer
I would just like to say that this the most amazing book I have ever read. I am very grateful to Susie Orbach for the wonderful way in which she approached such a delicate subject in such a sensitive way. Since reading this book, I have lost 12 kilos, have eaten exactly what I want (including cake when I really felt like it) and felt good about myself throughout the whole process. Enabling people to understand that you have to truely taste and enjoy what you eat and also enjoy eating sweeter things without the guilt factor allows you to deal with food the way it should be dealt with. Listening to your body and feeling hunger has also been key for me, because I realised I always just ate at mealtimes rather than allowing myself to feel hungry and eat accordingly. I am now slim and know that I have changed for life. Thanks Susie - Your book is an absolute inspiration to a new generation of women.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Ok first of all this book is not a diet. The great thing is this book puts the fun back into eating.
The thing I really like about this book is that it breaks the taboo of eating the foods we enjoy. Basically it tells you to eat when you're hungry and stop eating the instant your full. As far as I'm concerned this is how it should be done! So for example if I am hungry for a bag of chips ill buy those chips and eat them the way I like (with a coke). The moment I'm full it tells you to stop eating.
However if you aren't open minded and flexible and you are the kind of person that likes to eat according to nutritional guidelines this book is not for you.
The last point I would like to make about this book is the fact that it's so simple to understand and put into practise. I'm a 15-year-old so if I can understand this you can to.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Susie Orbach "On Eating" 25 Oct 2009
I have been following the recommendations in this book for around 6 weeks now and have started to see a marked change in the amount of food I can comfortably eat in one session and now, becaause I only eat when hungry and stop immediately I feel full have steadily began to loose weight. Remarkable yet so obvious a revelation.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth 6 Feb 2002
I am a book fanatic but this is the first time that I am writing a review. I have struggled with my weight for years and, eventhough I am a little "overweight" (whatever that means) I still despair in the same ways as most people do. I have read lots of books on diets and as I was about to invest in another one I decided to give this a try. I only read the book yesterday and found that I have been able to put it into practice. The principles are that you eat whatever you want when you're HUNGRY and stop when you're FULL. It's something that I have never realy done. I, like many others, view food as a tool for my emotions. This book encourages you to feel the emotion, be it anger, sadness or happiness, rather than eat to supress it. Yesterday I was angry and for once I let my anger surface rather than working my way through a 6-pack of crisps. It was scary but I made it through the emotion without dulling it by trying to eat it away. I just dealt with it instead. I think that this book is brilliant and gives you back the pleasure in eating. It is liberating and makes you feel like you finally "get it". Buy this book if you don't want to suffer any more by creating a weight problem instead of dealing with the emotion at hand. It is cmpassionate and soothingly written. Why shouldn't we know what our body needs more than someone that we don't know who's writing a book on the next fad diet? I know myself and that's the person that I'm gonna start listening to, and this book encourages you to do that - tune into you. This is no quick-fix(it's not a diet afterall), but this way you always have your cake and eat it too.....which DIET gives you that???
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful.
Wonderfully concise look at changing our feelings around eating that have been damaged by diets and diet mentality. Definitely a must read for intuitive and mindful eaters.
Published 1 month ago by Buttercup
5.0 out of 5 stars So many light bulb moments!!!
This is such an easy read yet it really addresses the key issues,
I would recommend this book to all who have been dieting or supposed to be doing so for year. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars A Sensible Approach to Eating
As a recovering anorexic I found much useful and very sensible advice in the book. But I would particularly recommend it to anyone wanting to lose weight, because I believe this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Annapaul
1.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly poor quality on kindle
Almost unreadable on kindle; looks as if a 5 year old has typed it. About 6 lines to a page, loads of typos, shockingly poor quality.
Published 3 months ago by RHE Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars on eating
recommended to me by a fellow over eater as a means of understanding how and why we fall into bad habits in the first place. Read more
Published 5 months ago by chris clamp
4.0 out of 5 stars Silly me
I felt quite startled that it never occurred to me to eat only what I like. Silly me.

So true: if you don't know whether you're hungry or not ... you're not. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Natasha Holme
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good and useful book on how to feel normal with regards to food
I really liked this book, it was quick, easy to read and to the point. There were some very useful tips and advice on how to eat what you want and be at your natural healthy weight... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Zoe Field
3.0 out of 5 stars Careful
I got in a bit of a mess with all of the self help diet and eating books I read over the last few years. This is a bit of a slap in the face so great if that is what you need. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Miss J. Penfold
1.0 out of 5 stars Very pointless
I don't know what Susie Orbach herself thinks of this book - that it's "ground breaking", maybe? Well, it isn't. Read more
Published 11 months ago by KM
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Product arrived on time (even before the deadline) and in excellent conditions, as stated in the sale advert.
Many thanks!
Published 16 months ago by Victoria Petitjean
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If you crave endless amounts of a particular food even when you realize your hunger has been satisfied, this particular food probably doesnt agree with you. &quote;
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Feelings are very similar to food. If you pay attention to the feeling, if you allow yourself to experience it, it will fill you up. &quote;
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Stop eating the moment you stop savouring the food or the moment your mind wanders away from the sensation of the food. &quote;
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