Disclaimer: I received this book a long time ago. I’d say at least a year ago. It’s a tiny book, and it got pushed to the end of a HUGE pile of books I’m still trying to get through. The book was given to me for no cost, and I would imagine the publishing company wanted me to review it for them. Honestly, it slipped through the cracks, and I’m just getting to it now. All of my opinions are 100% my own.
I’m not big on calling things “diets.” I prefer to call them lifestyle changes. The word diet has been given such a negative connotation, even though it really just means food and drink in terms of how it translates to your health. However, when we all hear “diet,” we cringe. We go right to that “I have to lose weight” thought, and we want to run from the room, screaming.
It’s really the only thing I find not amazing about The Little Book of Diet Help. However, I know why she called it that. I mean, everyone wishes they had help when “dieting,” right? We have just taken this word and made it into a verb, and the verb makes us sad. We think of being deprived of food. Fun foods like chips, cheese doodles, and cake. I know. Been there.
First of all, I’m big on visualizing my goals, and positive thinking, and tuning out the nay-sayers. A book like Kimberly Willis’s, well, it works for me. It’s one that helps people break down the negative emotions all of us link to food. The book helps explain how foods affect your mood, and your body, too! It’s also going to help people realize what bad eating habits they participate in, then it will teach those same people to create new, and improved eating habits, without making readers of the book feel guilty for having the bad habits to begin with!
What helped me was how she created this easy way to understand when I was emotional eating, and when I was eating because I was actually hungry. It’s not easy to make that distinction. Willis does it with ease.
It’s rather amazing how she explains all these little factoids about dieting, food, and eating habits, all the while giving fantastic tips on how to use acupressure, along with hypnosis exercises, to get your brain to cut out the food cravings. I’d never heard of tapping before, but it’s rather effective……which I totally thought it wasn’t going to be! I figured “yeah, sure, whatever.”
If you’re going to buy the book, and not have an open mind, it won’t work for you at all. Save your money. However, if you’re willing to spend time actively participating in the tapping, meditation, and all the other tricks Willis provides…..the book is a great extra helper when you’re tackling your next “lifestyle” change. Eating healthier, losing weight, and increasing your energy lifestyle change. I refuse to refer to this as “a diet” helper. Yes, it’s in the title of the book, but that word just makes me CRINGE.
It’s a super inexpensive book, totally chock full of value. I’d say go for it. It can only help!