1/2/11 And the winner is....Sheena! Congratulations!
I am having a Giveaway to celebrate the holidays and because, I want to know something.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done attempting to lose weight? The wackiest diet? The most restrictive, punishing thing while desperately needing to lose weight?
I realize this isn't the most convenient time to be considering such a question, with just three weeks left in the year, you are right in the middle of what can be a tremendous source of anxiety for people caught in the vicious chronic yo-yo dieting cycle.
There's a good chance you are filled with guilt as you feel your "willpower" slipping or have decided to "be bad" and just eat like there's no tomorrow, resolving to get back on your diet and to the gym in the new year.
Either way, it's an uncomfortable place to be.
I wish I could wave a magic wand to have you experience the joy and freedom that results when you finally break free from this unending no-win dieting cycle.
But since, that's not possible, I have the next best thing. It's an incredible book by Michelle May, MD, called Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle .
It's a simple and compelling heart-mind-body approach to weight loss that can help you reconnect with the pleasure of food and eating.
I noticed I was nodding my head up and down saying "yes" and underlining like crazy as I read it.
So, I would like to offer one copy as a free giveaway for one lucky winner who will hopefully opt out of making a typical New Year's diet resolution and instead decide to read this powerful book and begin the journey toward a happier, healthier relationship with food.
To enter this giveaway, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post:
"What is the craziest, most restrictive, unhealthy, punishing thing you have ever done in an attempt to lose weight and why you are ready to learn to Eat what you love and love what you eat instead?
Did you ever try to sustain yourself drinking only diet soda and now want to be able to enjoy 1 or 2 slices of your favorite pizza without guilt? Or did you spend hours at the gym trying to work off last night's dinner and are now ready to experience what it's like to move your body in ways that feel good instead? Just share one of the things you have done while dieting and why you want to try a new approach and you will be entered to win the book.
I've done so many unhealthy punishing things, I could go on for days. At the time they seemed like the right thing to do. Looking back, I realize I was trying to force, punish and shame myself thin. And my body totally resisted. If I had to pick one thing I would say choosing all kinds of artificially sweetened, low fat, highly processed, chemical filled food like substances because they had no or few "weight watchers points" instead of real wholesome nourishing food was the most ridiculous thing I ever did.
One entry per person, please.
Giveaway ends on December 31st at midnight.
A winner will be selected at random and announced the first week of the New Year.
This giveaway is sponsored by Simple Nourished Living. Awarded prize may differ slightly (color, design, etc.) from images that appear here - based on availability. Giveaway prizes may be forfeited if not claimed within 90 days.
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