So what is it about? Simply; the politics of dieting.
We all have policies that we live by. Much of the time we don’t realise how these politics rule our lives. Our own as well as the people we depend on. Government bodies as well as the food and diet industries.
This book is for readers who want to lose weight because they think that maybe a few pounds lighter would make a big difference to their lives.
People who are obese or grossly overweight, may find it useful too, but the author’s main purpose is to help the ones who go on diet after diet, and their lives are under the tyranny of the scales. Their mood changes from good if the scales are a few pounds down, to not so good if the number has gone up.
Many fall into a pattern of bingeing and starving, because of the physical malnourishment of very low calories. Just as many also fail to recognise emotional needs and use food as a substitute.
It is not a diet book, it is an informative and insightful one on how to eat a healthy diet and stay away from restrictive calorie counting and permanent hunger for the rest of your life.
It is a how-to book on avoiding the pitfalls that people can fall into with watching their weight.
The author is an expert, because after being a chronic dieter for over forty years, she has now found a way to be free from the tyranny of the scales.
But because of all the past abuse of her body with bingeing one moment and putting on 28 pounds at a time, then starving the next and losing it over and over again, her body is now rebelling and she can eat very little to maintain it.
The reason why she has put the proverbial pen to paper is because her passion in life is to get the message across to people that dieting is a road full of potholes and it is not easy to avoid them if you persist in going on one diet after another.
The secret is to find a way of eating that suits you, the individual, and not someone else’s idea of what you should or should not eat. There are no rules, just an idea of making up your own. To keep portions low, not let yourself get hungry and eat only nourishing foods.
She has written two other books along the same lines, and you will find the first chapter of Sod Dieting is repeated in “Design Your Own Diet” which is on Amazon Kindle.
If you are a chronic dieter, you will find yourself identifying with much of what she has said and experienced. So read and enjoy and learn how you too can escape the everlasting tyranny of the scales and the constant obsession with what to eat.
Patricia is now a Life Coach, specialising in Making Diet; History. Your history. She also helps people to stop bingeing on food that is not nourishing, but just simply adding weight by consuming “empty calories”
Then when you find your liberation, you too can help others in turn to make their dieting into history. Thus spreading the word that in all the time we have been dieting, obesity and food issues are worse than they have ever been.