book review, mental health

‘Just eat it’ Laura Thomas – book review

It might be a bold statement, but I’m pretty sure that this is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Laura is a registered nutritionist working in an intuitive eating clinic in London. I firstly fell in love with her Podcast; Don’t salt my game. It was through that, that I discovered she was releasing this book. A book that claims that intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food. I dabbled with intuitive eating (IE) a couple of years ago but I didn’t actually understand it fully. It was just another way to try and drop some pounds.

Before reading this book I had read ‘intuitive eating’ by Evelyn tribole, and so I went into ‘just eat it’ understanding IE a lot more. Laura breaks down the process becoming an Intuitive eater into steps with activities to help you along the way. This isn’t a book that preaches to you about the way you should be living like other self help books. Laura shows us a way that we can develop a healthier relationship with food and exercise and for all the advice she gives you, she’s there with the facts and evidence to back it all up.

The book is laid out in a way that you can return to various chapters at my time to go over the areas you need to work on. This book has not only helped me to recognise diet culture at its finest but also given me the cojones to call it out, question it’s source and tell other people how completely wrong it is.

I’m in the process of reclaiming my life and control after years of dieting, bulimia, over exercising and food guilt and just eat it has definitely helped me progress from wanting to recover, to recovering. Highly recommend reading it.

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