This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self

This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self

This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self

This Is What You're Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self


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Quit your on-again, off-again relationship with dieting for good—and become healthier and happier than ever.

You've tried to eat only vegetables. You've tried to eat only meat. You've gone gluten-free, dairy-free, satisfaction-free—but you shouldn't have to. In fact, you don't have to.

It’s time to stop restricting yourself and learn to make your relationship with food healthy—without forcing yourself to eat "healthy."

Dietitian Kim Shapira has developed six simple rules that will change your relationship with food forever. In This Is What You’re Really Hungry For, she breaks down the science to get your brain and your body on board; replaces fad diets that do not last with a sustainable method that encourages you to eat what you love; and empowers you to be the authority in your own body.

Kim’s refreshing approach will help you:

  • Lose weight—or maintain your current weight
  • Resolve blood pressure issues
  • Improve your energy levels
  • Reframe your beliefs about food and why you eat
  • Identify foods that don’t love you back
  • Manage your emotions in authentic, healthy ways

Food should be a source of joy and nourishment in your life—not stress—and This Is What You’re Really Hungry For will help you get there. Featuring a foreword by Kaley Cuoco, this will be the last “diet” book you ever need—without ever asking you to go on a diet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637743416
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 07/25/2023
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 315,133
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kim Shapira, MS, RD, is a celebrity dietitian with a BS in exercise kinesiology from Tulane and an MS in human metabolism and clinical nutrition from Boston University. Kim has spent the last 25 years helping people lose weight and keep it off in her private Los Angeles practice. In addition, she has worked in hospitals, sports clinics, and addiction centers. Kim's work has become the Kim Shapira Method; a focus on 6 rules that helps her clients develop and sustain a normal relationship with food.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“We must examine how society’s pressure for perfection affects our relationship to our bodies and how we use our time. Shapira’s method is not another how-to fad, it is a system that brings us back to what is truly important—what it means to be physically and mentally healthy.”
—Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
This Is What You're Really Hungry For is for anyone wanting to get to the root of why you crave certain foods and how to develop new and lasting habits that are sustainable  . . . Kim speaks to you as if she is a caring friend who truly wants the best for you  . . . She lays out the ‘whys’—why your gut is acting up, why you need to be aware of your food sensitivities, why mindfulness and a healthy relationship with food go hand in hand, and so much more.”
—Debbie Gibson, singer-songwriter and actress
“When you need something done, go to a busy person. Kim Shapira exhibits her boundless energy and insightfulness in her new book. This treatise is a unique approach to integrating the science and psychology of eating. Kim’s words are straight from the heart. Her intent noble. A must read!”
—Bruce H. Zietz, MD, oncologist and hematology specialist
“Kim Shapira takes her clients on a journey of finding peace with food. Her method puts in place a fail-safe so we can learn to eat only what we love without it leading to weight gain. With her six simple rules, we can achieve whatever our body goals may be.”
—Jenny Hutt, host of the Just Jenny podcast
“Kim has successfully helped many of my patients and her methods are not restrictive but more supportive.”
—Monica Sarang, MD, internal medical physician
“Kim Shapira shares her fabulous approach to redefining body positivity and a healthy relationship with food. Her method and mentality about food and body changed a lot of my thinking.”
—Brittany Snow, actor, director, and founder of September Letters
“Kim’s very simple yet effective method has helped me maintain a healthy relationship with food for over ten years. After three pregnancies and many pounds to lose thereafter, I can confidently say that Kim’s tips and tricks are an extremely effective way to see results as well as calm your mind when it comes to health.”
—Marla Sokoloff, actor, director, and mom of three girls
“After many years of failed diets, cleanses, and one attempt to freeze the fat, I met Kim and she saved me—from myself. Her six simple rules completely changed my unhealthy relationship with my body and food. I’ve never been healthier or in better shape, and I get to eat pizza!”
—Liz Astrof, award-winning executive producer and sitcom writer, creator of Pivoting, and author of Stay-at-Work Mom
“Kim’s genius is her ability to inspire the adoption of transformative habits in those who have previously resorted to punishing and judging themselves and their relationship with food . . . She step-by-step shows readers how to embrace food as the fuel our bodies need to reach new heights and live epic lives.”
—Elizabeth Pearson, nationally recognized executive coach to women in male-dominated fields and author of Career Confinement
“I applaud Kim Shapira for looking at our everyday diets, and how and why we eat, through an entirely new lens . . . It’s a must-read for anyone raising a family at a time when childhood obesity and teen eating disorders are increasing at an alarming rate.”
—Dr. Myah Gittelson, PsyD, clinical psychologist
“Kim Shapira’s book is truly revolutionary . . . No need for confusing and contradictory diets. No need for fasting or following unhealthy food recommendations. Just use common sense and the easy steps described in Kim’s digestible and enjoyable book.”
—Antoine Hage, MD, professor of medicine and cardiology at UCLA’s David Geffin School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
“Kim’s approach to food and eating is fresh and modern. Her focus on creating positive habits versus counting calories or following a restrictive diet is something that appeals to me as a doctor . . . This is What You’re Really Hungry For is an actionable guide that will inspire adults and teens to adopt a healthier mindset around food and eating.”
—Dr. Thais Aliabadi, physician, surgeon, and founder of Trimly
“I couldn’t put Kim’s book down and I’ve already worked with her as an in-person client.   Kim is more like a nutritionist combined with a life coach . . . She gives you all of the tools to know that you get a chance to reset with every meal.”
—Larry Sullivan, actor
“As a fitness professional for over 15 years, it’s unusual to read any truly groundbreaking approaches to eating. This Is What You’re Really Hungry For does that starting on page one and keeps challenging everything we’ve been taught to believe about ‘diet.’ I wish everyone would throw out their scale and read this instead!”
—Amy Jordan, founder and CEO of WundaBar Pilates and WundaCore
“For years, Kim has approached her clients with her singular mix of common sense and compassion, wisdom and empathy, actionable rules that feel within reach, and progress that’s both real and not too extreme . . . This Is What You’re Really Hungry For is the peak of all that. Her guidance is a gift, rooted in her experience and given with a deep understanding of how people actually think about food and what it takes to make real change.”
—Emily Jane Fox, national correspondent at Vanity Fair and cohost of Inside the Hive
“Kim Shapira has been working with my patients for years and is one of my most trusted referral resources. Her compassionate, evidence-based, real-life approach to supporting nutritional needs in a culture that confuses us is just unmatched.”
—Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, board-certified in OB-GYN and integrative and holistic medicine
“Kim’s careful guidance but strong vision for what it means to truly live a fulfilling and healthy life is the reason I am finally able to do so. Her book is thoughtful, inspiring, and an effortless read with an incredibly modern point of view. The rules are easy to follow and yet challenge us in the best of ways to want to do better and be better.”
—Bradley Bredeweg, creator of TV shows The Fosters and Good Trouble

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