Just Eat It isn’t just a book. It’s part of a movement to give people power and control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves.
This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating – a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues – Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms.
There are no rules: only simple, practical tools and exercises including mindfulness techniques to help you recognise physiological and emotional hunger, sample conversations with friends and colleagues, and magazine and blog critiques that call out diet culture.
So, have you ever been on a diet? Spent time worrying that you looked fat when you could have been doing something useful? Compared the size of your waistline to someone else’s? Felt guilt, actual guilt, about the serious crime of . . . eating a doughnut? You’re not alone. Just Eat It gives you everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Escaping Diets and Finding Food Freedom!
Free yourself from restrictive dieting, punishing exercise and food anxiety.
Laura Thomas PhD shows you how to actually break the diet cycle and free yourself from restrictive dieting and punishing exercise, one step at a time.
How to Just Eat It is a practical and interactive guide from bestselling author of Just Eat It and Registered Nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD. This book contains more than eighty activities – from journalling to self-care techniques – to help you reframe your approach to food and eating and find an escape from diets and restriction.
Beginning with simple exercises for changing your mindset, Thomas shows how to use easy everyday tools to break free from diet mentality, understand fullness cues, and nurture a neutral, judgement-free approach to food.
Thanks to expert step-by-step guidance and support through the principles of Intuitive Eating as well as other therapeutic practices, the book will prepare you with a range of personalised tools and skills that give structure to a new and better relationship with food and your body.
Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times Style columnist and author of Everything I know About Love
“Laura is the clear voice of reason in the world of nutrition and health, as she cuts through a lot of the confusion with hard facts and relatable, funny context.”
Poorna Bell, Journalist for the Guardian, Red, The Pool and former Executive Editor of HuffpostUK
“Just Eat It is a rallying cry against diet culture and a real game-changer in helping people learn to love food – and themselves – again.”
Amy Abrahams, Journalist for Stylist, Sunday Times Style, Glamour
“Laura is a passionate and intelligent voice of new thinking, a fire starter of the revolution in how we think about food, eating and our bodies.”
Brigid Moss, Contributing Editor, Red
“Laura is one of the most important voices in food today. She has a rare combination of impeccable academic credentials, clinical experience and a nose for the profound social justice issues at the heart of nutrition science.”
Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef
“The only ‘diet’ book worth reading this new year”
Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia