This Is What You’re Really Hungry For: Six Simple Rules to Transform Your Relationship with Food to Become Your Healthiest Self

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This is What You’re Really Hungry For introduces readers to author and dietician Kim Shapira’s 6 rule method to improve your overall wellness and create a healthier relationship with food, exercise, and sleep. One of the points that Kim makes is to remember that food is fuel. Many of us overeat because we are distracted and not paying attention to how our body is feeling while eating. I really liked her method of eating half of your meal and then waiting fifteen minutes to see if you are still hungry for the other half. Also, chewing your food more and taking sips of water in between bites is a great way to stay mindful of gauging your level of hungriness. Kim also has a scale of hunger that she uses with clients. With one being “Starving” and ten being “Thanksgiving Full”, people are able to determine which stage of hunger they are in.

Although Kim’s method seems solid, I noticed that she really didn’t like the word “foodie” or what it represented because food should only be looked at as fuel. As someone who thoroughly enjoys a spam musubi or panko corndog once in awhile, I would definitely call myself a foodie simply because I enjoy the flavors in my mouth and in some cases how the food makes me feel after eating it. I think this book might be a turnoff to those of us who consider ourselves to be “foodies.” In my opinion, even though food is fuel, you can also enjoy it, and not just the anticipation of it as Kim states many people do.

Overall, this is a method that just about anyone can use to drop a few pounds and still feel good by moving and staying mindful of food intake.

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Author Kim Shapira, MS, RD
Star Count 4/5
Format eBook
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher BenBella Books
Publish Date 25-Jul-2023
ISBN 9781637743416 Buy this Book
Issue October 2023
Category Health, Fitness & Dieting