Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life

Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life

by Alissa Rumsey
Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life

Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life

by Alissa Rumsey


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Most women have spent time dieting and trying to change themselves in order to fit into a mold—and a body—that is deemed socially acceptable. Yet it is dieting that is the problem: it disconnects us from our bodies wisdom and holds us back from living life to the fullest. The more time we spend trying to “fix” ourselves, the less time we have for the things that really matter. What presents as a problem about food is, in reality, much deeper and more complex. In her new book, Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food & Transform Your Life, registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Alissa Rumsey helps you explore your history with food and your body and question societal expectations to get to the bottom of the complexity and find a clear path forward—forever free from diets! Using a relatable four-step approach, Rumsey teaches you how to reconnect with your body using your relationship with food as the entry point. She provides actionable tools you can use to confidently nourish yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. You’ll learn how to make peace with food, improve your body image, trust your intuition, and reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. Say goodbye to the constraints of dieting and hello to the freedom and empowerment to live your most fulfilling life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628604252
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2021
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,078,324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Alissa Rumsey MS, RD, CDN, CSCS is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about empowering women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically. She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive practice that offers online programs and virtual counseling to help people break out of the dieting cycle and cultivate a healthy and peaceful relationship with food and their bodies. She is a monthly contributor to US News and World Report and frequently shares her expertise in national media outlets. Alissa also presents regularly about intuitive eating and the weight-inclusive approach at events, online trainings and professional conferences around the country. Alissa calls New York City home and spends her free time exploring the city’s food scene and searching for patches of green space to sunbathe in.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Fixing

Chapter 1 It's Not About the Food 22

Chapter 2 Your Brain on Diets 44

Chapter 3 The Truth About Health, Nutrition, and Weight 65

Chapter 4 Diet Culture Is Insidious 89

Chapter 5 Exploring Your History with Food and Your Body 111

Part 2 Allowing

Chapter 6 Cultivating Awareness and Mindfulness 138

Chapter 7 If Not Dieting, Then What? 161

Chapter 8 How to Honor Your Inner Wisdom 185

Chapter 9 Moving from Scarcity to Abundance 210

Part 3 Feeling

Chapter 10 Self-Care and Sitting with It 232

Chapter 11 The Power of Self-Compassion 253

Chapter 12 Honor and Respect Your Body 272

Chapter 13 Redefining Your Relationship with Your Body 296

Part 4 Growing

Chapter 14 Self-Exploration and Self-Discovery 321

Chapter 15 Becoming Embodied 338

Chapter 16 Embracing Your Power 359

Acknowledgments 374

Appendix A Examples of Personal Values 377

Appendix B Resources 378

Endnotes 382

Index 390

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