About the Book and The Authors: Authors Michelle May, MD physician, and Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, dietitian and certified diabetes educator, present an easy-to-understand model of different styles of eating: Restrictive Eating (rigid dieting), Overeating and Instinctive Eating. They help us see how Instinctive Eating helps us learn how to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. People who have been diagnosed with diabetes often have come to mistrust their body. They feel that their body with its out of control hunger is the problem, the enemy. This book guides them artfully to listen for signs of hunger and then to notice when they are satisfied. They learn the importance of balancing nourishment with pleasure. The reader is taught what diabetes is and how to manage it in simple terms so that it is not something to fear, but something to be in charge of. They tell us that "The most effective way to make permanent healthy lifestyle changes to manage your diabetes is to learn to eat according to your body's signals and to eat as healthfully as possible without feeling deprived. You can achieve this balance when you use reliable nutrition information to make your food choices while still allowing yourself the freedom to eat what you love without judging yourself or feeling guilty."
My Thoughts About The Book: As a person who battles diabetes every day I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I discovered in each chapter methods to help me know how to live and thrive with diabetes. When I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic two years ago a massive fear ripped through me. This book was so helpful in dispelling my fears and actually providing a step by step process of what exactly diabetes is and how to manage it and still eat the things I love. As a diabetic I learned in the book that my relationship with food was not a healthy one and after reading the book I have found that I CAN have a different kind of relationship with food and be healthy.
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