Marc David is one of those rare, gifted professionals who sees beyond conventional wisdom, can put scientific data into a truly holistic context, and who serves his readers and clients a delectable mix of understanding, compassion and inspiration. In this beautifully written book, this specialist in the psychology of eating reminds us that our relationship with food is a mirror of our relationship with ourselves and with life. His emphasis is not so much on what we eat, but how we eat - with devoted attention to the signals from our bodies and to the pleasures of eating. For numerous scientific reasons, fully detailed in the book, our thoughts and emotions in relation to food and exercise influence how we metabolise it and whether it builds health and happiness or leads to illness, stress and misery. This book could change not just your weight and eating habits, but your entire life. Highly recommended.