Sunday, October 17, 2010
When you eat at the refrigerator, pull up a chair...
..is good advice and the title of a wonderful book by Gennen Roth. I've battled with my self and "the bulge" long enough for me not to really want to talk about it but sometimes you find something and feel compelled to pass it along even if it means showing your soft underbelly, no pun intended.
If you've ever struggled with your weight or know anyone who has ( and are sure they won't take it the wrong way and bean you with it...) find this book and keep it in on your person. No sales pitch, just good advice from someone who knows of which she speaks, two women in fact, Gennen Roth and me. I've lost 20lbs since I bought it and began applying the principles within, my two favorite being "Whatever you do, Don't Diet" and "Carry a Chunk of Chocolate Everywhere", chapters 1 and 15 respectively.
How can you not love a book that tells you that you must have chocolate on your person at all times? It's a pragmatic approach to dealing with an adoration of food and the realities of physics...calories in vs. calories out and more importantly to my mind, it's about getting over your self-inflicted food drama. I'd tell you more, but it would spoil the ending. Suffice it to say, the middle of the book looks a lot like a loose fitting pair of linen slacks and that my new happy place is See's Candies.