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It Was Food vs. Me . . . and I Won

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The real triumph of It Was Food Vs. Me--and I Won is Nancy's funny, honest, and charismatic voice, which comes through on every page. Her enthusiasm, directness, and warmth will inspire and motivate anyone who wants to live a healthier, more rewarding life.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 26th 2004 by Viking Adult
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Melissa
Oct 17, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
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Ok, honestly, I enjoyed this book. Usually I don't go for "self-help" or fad diet books, but this one seemed a bit different. As a girl who identifiers herself as an emotional eater, this book really made a lot of sense. Rather than it being a dieting book (as I am NOT a dieter, just someone who wants healthier food and excercise habits), Goodman deals with the reasons behind our food obsessions. And what girl can't say she doesn't relate to that in someway during our day and age? If it isn't co ...more
Sarah
Jul 26, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok
To her credit, Goodman does not spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling on the progression of her disease. Her focus remains on her recovery process. However, none of the tools she employed are particularly groundbreaking or earth-shattering. She simply kept a journal. It is wonderful that worked for her but the likelihood of daily journal entries being enough to sustain recovery for most people battling an eating disorder is minimal. Goodman delves into advice about the food and here is whe ...more
Christine
May 13, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
This book does provide quite a few helpful hints on taking care of one's health via diet and exercise. It also provides insight into the mind of a binge eater. While Goodman's journey was a big challenge for her, it's hard for me to see her as a role model, as she's someone who has only ever been 15 lbs overweight (ay least that is my impression from the numbers she put in the book--I may have misread this). I'm guessing that this, and not "where she was in her journey at the time" is what proba ...more
Barbara Gottesman
Dec 24, 2011 Barbara Gottesman rated it liked it
This was a good book, helpful with emotional eating. A little TMI, in my opinion, but I think the author was just trying to relate her experiences to us and how we use food to try and fix things, heal emotionally, deal with life, etc. It was very open and honest and very repetitive to drill the point.
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Mostly about binge eating. Some helpful insight and info but nothing earth-shattering.
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I WAS HELD HOSTAGE BY FOOD!

I spent many years obsessed about my weight. I tried every diet I could get my hands on. It was an endless cycle of lose weight, gain it back. I finally got help and discovered that I didn't have a "food curse" as I'd thought. I had a feelings curse! I am an emotional person and when I was upset, I'd run to food to feel better. Not that I had any awareness of this whats
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