FOR RELEASE November 15, 2005
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NEW BOOK — Eat by Choice, Not by Habit — GIVES PRACTICAL SKILLS TO TACKLE EMOTIONAL EATING IN THE MOMENT
“Change in the body must start with change in thought. If you have been unable to eat smart, despite repeated attempts, this is the book you have been waiting for.” – Linda Prout, nutritionist and author of Live in the Balance
SAN DIEGO, CA — We all know the statistics. Sixty percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, 1 in 3 kids will be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes this year, and 19% of college age women in America are bulimic. It’s time to look beyond the fad diets and intellectual musings to get to the core of our issues with food.
EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT (PuddleDancer Press, October 2005), by Sylvia Haskvitz, R.D. and nationally renowned interpersonal communication trainer, provides the most effective tools to get to the core of emotional eating and negative body image in the moment. This conversational, bite-sized book is filled with real-life stories, accessible dialogue and powerful skills to help transform how we think about our bodies and food. From pre-pubescent girls newly immersed in the world of body criticism, to men wanting to regain their college-years stature, and older women struggling with body issues in their sixties, EAT BY CHOICE provides powerful tools we all need.
“Many of us are habitually at war with our bodies, treating them in ways we would not want to be treated or in ways we’d never consider treating anyone else. We think we’re meeting our needs by either satisfying our food cravings or bullying ourselves into denying them,” says the author.
In fact, says Haskvitz, our dieting frenzy actually makes us at war with food, rather than addressing the real needs we’re meeting with food in the moment. The Compassionate Communication process helps us transform the inner dialogue that contorts our relationship with our bodies, and ultimately with food.
In a question-and-answer format, in EAT BY CHOICE, Haskvitz gives readers practical skills to:
1. SUMMARIZE BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
2. Separate emotional fulfillment from eating, to learn how to enjoy the smells, tastes and textures
of food again
3. Continue eating healthfully on the road, during the holidays and in restaurants
4. How to effectively support others who want to eat healthier
“For most of us, dieting or changing our eating habits means living in a constant state of self-judgment. We put so little effort on self-acceptance, or changing our relationship to food itself,” says Haskvitz. “Because of it’s focus on identifying our needs in the moment, the Compassionate Communication process is the most practical tool I’ve found to identify why I overconsume. It makes the door to self-acceptance AND emotional healing wide open — I am suddenly acutely aware of how I can get that need met in a much more satisfying way.”
To schedule an interview with Sylvia Haskvitz, please contact publicist Tiffany Meyer at 503-880-5308, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAT BY CHOICE, NOT BY HABIT, Practical Skills for Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body and Food, October 2005, 98 pages, $8.95, paperback, PuddleDancer Press, ISBN #1-892005-20-4.
Publisher’s Website: www.nonviolentcommunication.com