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For the fourth book in her popular Setting Boundaries series, Allison Bottke turns to our relationship with food, and a problem that affects more than 200 million Americans (68 percent of the adult population)?obesity.
Setting Boundaries with Food is a very personal book for Allison. She knows from personal experience about the struggle against obesity?feeling trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of dieting, deprivation, and despair. At one time in her life, Allison's scale...
For the fourth book in her popular Setting Boundaries series, Allison Bottke turns to our relationship with food, and a problem that affects more than 200 million Americans (68 percent of the adult population)—obesity.
Setting Boundaries with Food is a very personal book for Allison. She knows from personal experience about the struggle against obesity—feeling trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of dieting, deprivation, and despair. At one time in her life, Allison's scale hit the 300-pound mark. Her overweight status resulted in Allison being the first full-figure model ever signed by the prestigious Wilhelmina modeling agency, where she worked for some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Alfred Angelo.
From her struggle, Allison offers more than just hope for the future. By introducing readers to her popular S.A.N.I.T.Y. steps, she encourages readers to turn away from the insanity of dieting and deprivation and to focus instead on establishing healthy relationships with food, self, others, and God. Her words will strike a chord with millions who have struggled for years to lose weight as they are encouraged to examine the emotional and spiritual aspects of their bondage to food and obsession with weight.
Foreword Dr. Chuck Jill Angel 11
1 Reorganizing Our Relationships 25
2 Understanding Our Responsibilities 43
3 Defining Our Boundaries 51
4 It's All About Balance 61
5 Basic Biology and Destructive Dieting 67
6 Our Mighty Memories of Food 77
7 God Is Love-Food Is Not 83
8 Experiencing Emotions 89
9 Listening to the Hunger 103
10 The Conviction of Sin 121
11 Food Sense and Sensibilities 135
12 The Eating Experience 145
13 Dreams and Goals 153
14 Making the Choice to Change 159
15 Is Surgery the Solution? 167
Part 2 SANITY Makes a Comeback!
16 The Power of SANITY 177
17 S-Stop Your Own Destructive Patterns 181
18 A-Assemble a Support Group 189
19 N-Nip Excuses in the Bud 195
20 I-Implement a Plan and Define Boundaries 199
21 T-Trust the Voice of the Spirit 207
22 Y-Yield Everything to God 213
23 How to Practice SANITY 215
A Final Word from Allison 218
Posted September 9, 2012
Although this is not my struggle (I struggle with a great many other things!), I did resonate with Allison's story. Many, many folks who have had difficult upbringings turn to something to fill them all the way up, whether it be with food, sex, admiration, success, or anything really. Allison peels away the layers of why we reach for that piece of chocolate cake, and why it seems to have power over us. And then she adeptly points us to the One who can fill us all the way up: Jesus.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.