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This book is changing my life!
on 15 July 2014
This book is an inspiration. I'm currently doing a PhD in science and I often struggle with the lack of scientific background in many self-help/diet books out there. Then I read this book! It was a breath of fresh air seeing so many references and seeing a scientific explanation for my overrating.
The biggest realisation reading the book was just how mindlessly I was eating. A meal wasn't a meal unless my butt was firmly on the sofa and the TV was on. I paid no attention to what was going in, what it tasted like or whether I had had enough. Another AHA moment was being able to pinpoint that I ate when I was bored. I had my first baby 9 months ago and I was often so tired (and often bored as well) during his naps that the only thing I thought was feasible was to lie in front of the TV with some 'treats'. Through reading the book I also realised I had made not only big associations - like emotional eating and food, but little associations as well that led me to eating mindlessly. For example, it got to a point where I couldn't have a cup of tea without something sweet to accompany it. And I live in England so that was a lot of cups of tea!
Since starting to read the book I have been been practicing mindfulness every day. This not only is affecting the way I eat, but its' effects have leaked into several areas of my life influencing my attitudes, emotions and experience of life.
Things are far from perfect but thanks to this book I have seen so much progress. I'm so grateful Dilia wrote this book and that I came across it!