Just Eat It

Just Eat It : How Intuitive Eating Can Help You...

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'Truly life-changing' - Dolly Alderton

'The only 'diet' book worth reading this new year' - Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia

Just Eat It isn't just a book. It's part of a movement to help us take back control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves.

This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating - a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues - Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms.

There are no rules: only simple, practical tools and exercises including mindfulness techniques to help you recognize physiological and emotional hunger, sample conversations with friends and colleagues, and magazine and blog critiques that call out diet culture.

So, have you ever been on a diet? Spent time worrying that you looked fat when you could have been doing something useful? Compared the size of your waistline to someone else's? Felt guilt, actual guilt, about the serious crime of . . . eating a doughnut? You're not alone. Just Eat It gives you everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 233 x 31mm | 564g
  • Bluebird
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509893911
  • 9781509893911
  • 41,060

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: Why is our relationship with food so messed up in the first place? Chapter - 2: Ditch the Diets Chapter - 3: Self-compassion and self-acceptance Chapter - 4: Hunger Chapter - 5: Weight and body neutrality Chapter - 6: Unconditional permission to eat Chapter - 7: Neutralizing your inner food critic Chapter - 8: Mindful eating and the pleasure principle Chapter - 9: Feeling your fullness Chapter - 10: Eating your emotions Chapter - 11: Intuitive movement Chapter - 12: Gentle nutrition Chapter - 13: Putting it all together Section - ii: Resources Section - iii: References Acknowledgements - iv: Acknowledgments
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Truly life-changing ... It's about trusting your appetite - something that shouldn't be radical, yet something many women (including myself) see as a hugely daunting task. -- Dolly Alderton Laura is a passionate and intelligent voice of new thinking, a fire starter of the revolution in how we think about food, eating and our bodies. -- Brigid Moss, Contributing Editor, Red Laura is one of the most important voices in food today. She has a rare combination of impeccable academic credentials, clinical experience and a nose for the profound social justice issues at the heart of nutrition science. -- Anthony Warner - The Angry Chef Laura's work is game-changing. I don't know anyone else with her level of expertise who manages to educate others in such an accessible and deeply personal way. She really is blazing the trail in the new nutrition conversation. -- Megan Jayne Crabbe (BodyPosiPanda) author of Body Positive Power Laura is the clear voice of reason in the world of nutrition and health, as she cuts through a lot of the confusion with hard facts and relatable, funny context. -- Poorna Bell, Journalist for the Guardian, Red, The Pool and former Executive Editor of HuffpostUK Just Eat It is a rich, engrossing and practical book which may well change the way you choose what to eat. -- Ian Marber, nutrition consultant and health journalist Just Eat It is a rallying cry against diet culture and a real game-changer in helping people learn to love food - and themselves - again. -- Amy Abrahams, Journalist for Stylist, Sunday Times Style, Glamour The only 'diet' book worth reading this new year, Laura Thomas has come up with something truly bursting with wisdom, empathy and inclusivity...It's clear sighted on how we got here, kind to those of us stuck in spirals of self-disgust and genuinely useful for anyone trying to break out and be gentler on ourselves. A must read. -- Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia Whatever your relationship with exercise and food, Thomas is such a breath of fresh air. -- Alice Broster, Bustle Laura Thomas puts new meaning into "trusting your gut."...she champions the importance of tapping into what you're "emotionally hungry" for. -- Emma Madden, Bustle A take-down of diet culture that aims to rid us of our anxieties over food. -- Marie-Claire This thorough book...delves deep into the diet industry...while offering practical help towards eating healthily without feeling constrained. -- Sarah Hughes, iNews Just Eat It...has had Instagram in a frenzy with its no-BS approach to #nutribollocks -- Kate Wills, Evening Standard This book is for anyone who has ever not let themselves eat something for fear of being unhealthy. For anyone who has looked at their body in the mirror and felt discontent ... Ultimately, this is for anyone who doesn't feel like they're enough. Please read it, and then recommend it to everyone you know. It's brilliant, and it's life-changing. -- Anna Bonet, Red Magazine A rigorously scientific book...A powerful and essential read. -- Caroline Sanderson, S Magazine Just Eat It isn't just a book. It's part of a movement to help us take back control over our bodies... to help us feel good about ourselves. -- SheerLuxe
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About Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers using a process called intuitive eating, together with other non-diet approaches.

In 2016 Laura launched Don't Salt My Game - a podcast that calls out diet trends and myths - to tell you what you really need to know to stay on top of your game. Laura was the Nutrition Consultant for the BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon where she supported people suffering with mental health problems train for the 2017 London Marathon. She is an Association for Nutrition Media Nutritionist and has appeared on a BBC News Facebook Live stream. Author of Just Eat It, her writing has appeared in Hip and Healthy, Huffington Post, New Scientist, and Spectator Health, and she provides comment for publications such as Men's Health, the Guardian, and Red magazine.
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