Monday, April 22, 2013

Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much by Colette Baron-Reid

Book synopsis:
Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much" focuses on the keys to weight loss for sensitive people: managing empathy, setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, eating to support well-being, and dealing with challenging situations that can trigger disordered eating. With a simple, practical program, Colette shows you how to release the extra pounds and create a new, healthy relationship with your body, your weight, and food.
This insomniac's opinion:
Okay. Moment of truth over here, my friends. I read self-help books. I admit it. Lets face it: I could use a lot of help!  However, I do not usually review them. It just tells everyone a little bit too much about me. For instance, now that I am reviewing this title you know two things about me: I'm chubby and I'm sensitive. Sigh.
Net Galley was kind enough to give me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so I took a leap and here we are.
So, I should preface my review by saying that this book is very crunchy, granola, New Agey stuff. Meditation and journaling, visualizing your childhood and Himilayan salt water baths. I'm a fairly crunchy mama- you know, yoga practicing, organic eating, baby wearing... but this was just a bit much for me. I am a working mother of three and don't really have time for a daily 4 pm salt water bath to get rid of the "emotional detritus" of my day. With that said, I really liked the journaling exercises and learned a lot about myself. In the end, however, I don't think that this book really assisted me on my weight loss journey. Thanks to the journaling exercises, I do now know the root of some of my weight loss issues, and that is pretty invaluable.
Worth staying up all night to read?
This book is written in sections to be read over several weeks, so please don't stay up all night reading it!
Rating: 3 stars, informative in part but a bit out there for me

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