"Face Your Stuff, or Stuff Your Face"
Eating is a basic human need. But for those caught in cycles of over-consumption, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting, it can often be a misguided stand-in for other unmet needs, like emotional fulfillment. When we've reconnected to our actual nutritional needs, however, consumption habits turn into choices, leading to greater personal freedom.
Combining expert dietary wisdom with the consciousness of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this handbook teaches you how to Eat by Choice, Not by Habit by changing the way you see food and your food choices. Rather than a proscriptive fad diet, readers learn to dig deeper to the emotional consciousness that underlies our eating patterns. Find practical strategies to break out of unhealthy eating cycles by becoming aware of your real needs in the moment. Learn to enjoy the tastes, smells and sensations of healthful eating once again.
Free Resources for Eat by Choice
Find free healthy recipes, upcoming Eat by Choice workshops, and author tips to bring consciousness to your eating experience at: www.eatbychoice.net
Sylvia Haskvitz is a registered dietitian and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She has offered seminars to numerous organizations including Head Start, Child and Family Resources, Health Net and St. Mary's Hospital. Her monthly column, "Finding the 'Right' Words," is published by Tucson West Publishing. Her essay, "Enemy Images" was recently published in the book, Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. She has also directed and produced a weekly radio program and hosted a television show. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.