Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live

Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live

by Elise Museles
Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live

Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live

by Elise Museles


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“In Food Story, Elise Museles shows you how to heal your relationship with food, make nourishing choices, and feel ‘in charge’ of your health and your life.” Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Pegan Diet and head of strategy and innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Finding peace with food isn’t about eating more kale, drinking more water, or doing more yoga. It’s about unlocking your food story, your inner narrative about what you eat and why you eat what you do.

When it comes to food, everyone has a story. The way you feel about food, think about food, deprive yourself or overindulge, the specific things you crave … There’s always a story behind it. Your food story is a big swirl of many things: how you were raised, the messages you received from influential people and absorbed from the media, your positive memories and your painful memories about food. All of it comes together to create thoughts and patterns that directly impact your health and happiness.

In Food Story, certified eating psychology expert and health coach Elise Museles offers you a way out of all the stress and confusion with food, and leads you to a more joyful and relaxed way to eat, think, and live. By understanding your food story, how it formed, and how it drives your choices, you’ll say goodbye to guilt and shame as you release the disempowering stories looping inside your mind. You’ll finally allow food to help you live your best life—not control it.

Food Story is a permission slip to love yourself, filled with juicy questions for reflection, practical tools for cultivating confidence, and grounding rituals for tuning in to your body’s true needs and desires. Plus, you’ll discover a fun, science-backed way to look at food with over 35 luscious recipes divided by mood. Whether it’s happy, focused, radiant, strong, comforted, sensual, or calm, there are nutrients (and recipes!) to bring on that feeling!

With Food Story, you’ll find all the ingredients you need to banish negative self-talk, reclaim your power, and transform your relationship with food—and yourself—for good.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683647195
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,071,606
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elise Museles holds four certificates in holistic health and integrative healing. She is on the Environmental Working Group board of directors and has been a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant recipient for five years in a row. A frequent podcast guest, she is host of the popular Once Upon a Food Story podcast. Her work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Health, Self, ELLE, Well+Good, The Chalkboard, mindbodygreen, and other outlets. For more, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Food Story Method

Part 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Food Story? 13

Chapter 2 Identify Your Food Story 21

Chapter 3 Recognize Your Beliefs about Food 39

Chapter 4 Determine the Source of Your Limiting Beliefs 47

Part 2

Chapter 5 Release Your Old Food Story 61

Chapter 6 Quiet the Food Noise 71

Chapter 7 Don't Bring Stress to the Table 81

Part 3

Chapter 8 Invite Yourself to Dinner 93

Chapter 9 Use Food to Boost Your Mood 101

Chapter 10 How Do You Want to Feel? 117

Part 4

Chapter 11 Make Yourself THE Priority 129

Chapter 12 Pick Up the Pen 145

Chapter 13 Let Yourself Be Human 151

Chapter 14 When Food Isn't the Answer 161

Part 5

Chapter 15 Be Prepared 173

Chapter 16 Make Your Kitchen a Sanctuary 185

Chapter 17 Evolve and Stay Curious 191

Recipes & Rituals

Happy 201

Focused 215

Radiant 227

Strong 239

Comforted 253

Sensual 267

Calm 281

Choose Your Mood Smoothie Bowls 295

Your Food Story Legacy 299

Acknowledgments 301

Notes 305

Recipe Index 311

About the Author 313

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