Unbearable Lightness – The weight of the world

This book has been “liked” by more fellow-bloggers than ANY other book I’ve reviewed. That should tell you something! What does it tell me? Eating disorders are prevalent and resonate with many of us. Fat or thin, the same thread weaves through our lives… and it says, “Not good enough”. This book will give you pause and maybe – just maybe – change the way you view food and your body. It’s THAT good!

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Shame weighs a lot more than flesh and bone. – Portia De Rossi (pg 234)

It will probably surprise you to know that I would say Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi is one of the best books ever written about what it’s like living with – and working through – an eating disorder.

Why would I say it?

What would I, an admitted fatty, know about someone with anorexia and bulimia?

First, get rid of the words anorexia and bulimia.

Second, let’s replace them with the words, “eating disorders”.

Then… let’s talk about when food becomes the center of your universe.

Let’s talk about when the very thought of food can propel you out of bed in the morning and fill every waking moment of your day.

Let’s talk about choosing an amount of food – say, 300 calories a day – and being absolutely obsessive (and compulsive)…

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