The Enneagram of Eating

The Enneagram of Eating : How the 9 Personality Types Influence Your Food, Diet, and Exercise Choices

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A guide to using your Enneagram personality type to understand your approach to eating, dieting, and exercise.

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to adore food, while others find eating simply a need? Why some people just love to work out and others absolutely abhor anything to do with physical exercise? Why some love entertaining, while others would rather spend a quiet evening alone?

In The Enneagram of Eating, Ann Gadd reveals how the well-known Enneagram system of personality types can explain your relationship to food and exercise. Including an easy Enneagram food-personality test to find your type, she devotes a full chapter to each of the 9 personality types. She provides an understanding of each type's emotional eating triggers, including the emotional wounds and childhood patterns that formed them, what exercise regime will keep you motivated, why you entertain the way you do (or don't), and the best methods for weight loss or gain.
Gadd shows how knowing how each type reacts around food will make it easier for us to alter our subconscious programming and become not only physically, but emotionally healthier. Offering fascinating insight into our subconscious attitudes toward food, she aims to inspire you to become more aware of your approach to eating in general, so you can develop healthier and happier ways of being.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Findhorn Press
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • 1620558270
  • 9781620558270
  • 651,873

Table of contents


About the Enneagram

1 Type One
The Self-Righteous Sinner or the Selfless Saint

2 Type Two
The Giving Gorger or the Humble Helper

3 Type Three
Fast Food, Fast Life or the Chomping Champion

4 Type Four
Moody Muncher or Creative Connoisseur

5 Type Five
The Neglectful Nosher or Ruminating Relisher

6 Type Six
The Fight-or-Flight Feaster or Courageous Culinarian

7 Type Seven
The Gallivanting Gourmet or the Discerning Diner

8 Type Eight
The Binging Bully or the Forgiving Feaster

9 Type Nine
Sluggish Scoffer or the Serene Health-Seeker


The Enneagram Quiz




About the Author
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Review quote

"Ann invites us to consider our day-to-day habits and what can support us in making realistic changes. This involves looking at the difficult aspects of our food and lifestyle choices. If you are new to the Enneagram, this book is a great start to helping you get orientated. For those who know about this ancient and modern-day teaching--it is food for thought." * Monika Adelfang, one of the principal founders and developers of the Nine Domains Approach * "I found The Enneagram of Eating to be an inviting and informative introduction not only to the Enneagram but also a reminder of how our ingrained habits of who we think we are unconsciously impact the choices we make about life, including diet and exercise. Ann reminds us that "it doesn't have to be that way", and invites us to a more mindful and aware consideration of our life's unlimited options, while gently applying the helpful and guiding principles of the Enneagram." * Brian Taylor, Vice-President of the Enneagram Institute *
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About Ann Gadd

Ann Gadd is a writer, holistic practitioner, workshop facilitator, and journalist. An avid, long-term student of the Enneagram, she offers Enneagram workshops for beginners and advanced students. The author of several books, including The Girl Who Bites Her Nails, The A-Z of Common Habits, and Finding Your Feet, Ann lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
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