This year I have a goal to lose some extra weight. I’ve been doing alright with calorie counting and cutting back on fast food and soft drinks, but one part where I am struggling is cravings! I recently read the book Constang Craving by Doreen Virtue which gave me a bit more insight on WHY I might be craving these foods. Most of the time there is some sort of underlying issue related to why we crave a food so if we can try to fix that issue, we can most likely overcome the cravings.
The book contains a few quizzes to help figure out what kind of eater you are and if you’re a chocoholic… (I am.) as well as some other activities you can do to keep track of what you are craving and the big ol’ important WHY. I am looking forward to using the strategies I learned in this book in my every day life and hopefully cutting back some over eating due to cravings and continue to my goal weight!
If you too struggle with cravings, definitely check out this book to help figure out why and to move in the right direction in curing yourself from cravings!
(Random, but after reading this book and writing the review I now have O-Town’s “craving” stuck in my head…)
I received a free review e-copy of this book from the publisher through netGalley. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Do you crave chocolate, bread, cheese, fries, or other foods? If so, there’s a reason why, as Doreen Virtue‘s breakthrough book explains. Each food craving actually corresponds to a specific underlying emotion; so once you understand the meaning behind your particular craving and apply the information and affirmations within these pages, you’ll be able to heal your cycle of emotional overeating.
In addition, you’ll read scientific studies about the mood- and energy-altering properties of each food, which will help you see how your appetite perfectly mirrors your emotions. This comprehensive and empowering guide will also show you how to give “food readings” to yourself and others, allowing you to accurately interpret the meaning behind many cravings.
Constant Craving is a one-of-kind book that will give you the emotional, physical, and spiritual tools you need to make friends with food . . . and your appetite!
Doreen Virtue worked as an eating disorders therapist at inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities in California and Tennessee. She holds degrees in counseling psychology, and her doctoral dissertation was on the link between childhood abuse and the development of eating disorders. She turned her dissertation into her first Hay House book, Losing Your Pounds of Pain. Doreen is also the author of The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome, The Art of Raw Living Food (with Jenny Ross), and Eating in the Light.