If you have ever, like most people, tried to lose weight, you have probably struggled with it. And you may have wondered why. After all, in theory losing weight is easy: eat less, move more. It is the number one New Year’s resolution, yet most people can’t do it.
For most of us, it’s not just eating less and moving more. We all know that part. It’s all the other stuff that gets in the way: emotional eating, bad habits, not being able to listen to our bodies.
Marianne Williamson released a book called “A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever” that looks at these alternate reasons.
The book has 21 chapters, each focusing on a particular issue. The book is meant to be read in order, but I found myself going back and revisiting previous chapters as I read through it.
Each of the chapters asks you to do real work, be it getting through stuff that is causing you pain, to viewing yourself as sacred and worthy of health. Feelings, pain, and relationships with food and yourself are examined in detail.
I found this book to be a refreshing change from any “diet” book I have read. I don’t do well with severe restrictions or weird recipes. I am very aware of the bad habits I possess with relation to food, particularly stress eating.
While I don’t know that the book will lead to long-term weight loss for me, I do think it helped me clear away some of the emotional baggage that was blocking my creativity and feelings.
Book: A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
Author: Marianne Williamson
Hay House, publisher of the book, provided me with a free copy of the book enable me to write this review.