Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed! I think more than the title of this book, the real magnet for me is the subtitle. “Calm down, ditch your inner-critic, and finally figure out what your body needs to thrive.” The author, Lisa Lewtan, has written a masterpiece and if you practice what you read in this book you will benefit from her holistic approach to lifestyle management.
Lisa tells her own story of living the life of a reformed sugar addict, food lover, full throttle entrepreneur, super mom, and die-hard volunteer. She’s been all the places we’ve all gone, but her inside advantage is that she has spent twenty years studying nutrition theories, meditation, mind-body connection and fitness in order to heal her own mind and body.
Lisa wants to prevent anyone from falling into that pit, so she shares her story very candidly and honestly. Lisa cautions us about being caught up in the pattern of over scheduling our families and ourselves she acknowledges that we are super busy taking care of everyone but ourselves.
This is not a diet book, this is an investigation exercise to find out what is really going on with us. Throughout the book, Lisa provides deeply intuitive questions that go beyond the surface of why you might think about food all the time. She also created some assessment quizzes that help with understanding triggers as well as feelings. If you’re human, if you’re normal, you will have triggers. They could be chemical, or they could be emotional. Learn how to circumvent triggers and become more aware of how you feel, why you eat, or even more proactively, become aware of when you obsess about food.
This book will teach you to practice mindfulness. It will show you what it means to live in awareness of your relationship with food and overcome your obsession with it.