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This serious picture book with humor will delight. The artist Mercedes McDonald works in true concert with the editors to create a picture book that gently instructs. Like Aesop's Fables,
the attitudes of the cups and scales strike lightning quick insights.
They show the trickery we can play and the shifting thoughts that can lead toward or away from right action - with food and with life.
Cups & Scales does for the problem eater what the popular Stools
& Bottles does for the alcoholic. It looks at the attitudes. The cups and scales are characters; the illustrations are in full color.
Over the years a practice has grown up where many people weigh and measure their food as part of a personal plan of recovery from compulsive overeating, food addiction, anorexia,
bulimia, emotional eating and other eating disorders. There are many women and men recovering who DO NOT weigh and measure their food. The authors take no position on weighing and measuring food. There are many strong feelings about it. This book is neither endorsed by nor sponsored by any organization.
Here you will learn about weighing and measuring food and emotions.
It is not the cups and scales or weighing and measuring that makes my recovery. It is my perspective toward the cups and scales and life that helps make life manageable and joyous.
Cups & Scales have more to do with a spiritual program than at first look.
What do I bring to food and life with my attitudes -- toward quantity, big eyes, magical thinking, fear, ruts, starting something with hope, self-nourishment, moving forward. My perception about an activity affects the act itself - fear, self-pity,
wanting it to be more than it is, fighting it, getting tired of it,
getting clarity about how it is helpful, trying a new experience.
Often my actions affect my well-being for the day. When I am at peace with my food and my emotions, I can be at peace with others. When can I be on a "dry drunk" even when using cups and scales to weigh and measure food?
What do cups and scales have to tell me?