The author, Geneen Roth, makes you think about why you eat the way that you do and how that is connected to your self esteem. She shows you things about yourself and your habits that you may have never thought about. Why do you over eat? Why do you deprive yourself of food? How is all of that connected to your own self worth? She helps you look in the mirror and put aside all of your excuses not to love yourself. I found myself thinking, "Hey, I am great and I do have worth."
Coming from a religious back ground that comment might shock several of you. I know that I am a child of God and that he loves me. But that doesn't always equate to me loving myself. I constantly lecture myself internally for being chubby, lazy, ugly, a bad mother, a horrible house keeper-- a fraud in my own life.
Why? Why should I even allow myself to think things like that. If I don't like me, then how can I expect anyone else to like me either. I am tired of trying to hide behind a mask of perceived perfection.
I am me and I'm OK with that.
I like me.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. You must read it! If you are a super cheap skate then you can borrow my book. That's how serious I am about having everyone read it. I already have two people waiting to read it but it's worth the wait.
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If you've already read the book-- tell me about it. I love to talk about what I've read. If you have questions-- ask away. This is a topic I'm ready to sink my teeth into. Go read it already so I have someone to dish about it with!