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CriticasOne of the United Kingdom's leading psychotherapists, Orbach has worked with women who have had eating disorders for more than 25 years. Divided into three sections, "Comer es agradable" ("Eating Is Pleasing"), "Comer es delicioso" ("Eating Is Delicious"), and "Comer es sensual" ("Eating Is Sexy"), this latest book offers useful advice on changing one's eating habits to manage one's weight while still enjoying food. In a tone at once professional and maternal, Orbach invites readers to improve their health by making gradual changes. The book will definitely appeal to Hispanics, as Orbach discusses many cultural issues concerning eating, advising readers to consume healthy Latin dishes like rice and beans, fish, and tropical fruits. She also encourages readers to preserve their tradition of eating together as a family and, most important, to avoid huge portions and fast food. Rather than a step-by-step dieting guide, this is an inspirational book that redefines dieting. Orbach complements each page with a short, practical verse meant to alleviate the stress associated with change in dietary habits. She concludes the book with an inspiring Q&A in which she interviews different women about their eating practices and dieting experiences. Orbach's straightforward style and unadorned presentation will allow readers to identify what interests them without necessarily following a chronological order or reading the entire book. Highly recommended for middle and high school libraries serving adolescents who face pressures to be thin, as well as for public libraries and bookstores.
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