Book Reviews of Overcoming the Legacy of Overeating: How Your Mother Influenced Your Eating Patterns and How You Can Change Them

Overcoming the Legacy of Overeating: How Your Mother Influenced Your Eating Patterns and How You Can Change Them
Overcoming the Legacy of Overeating How Your Mother Influenced Your Eating Patterns and How You Can Change Them
Author: Nan Kathryn Fuchs
ISBN-13: 9780929923277
ISBN-10: 0929923278
Publication Date: 8/1990
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Lowell House
Book Type: Paperback
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I'll say this was an "okay" book. I think the title is a little mis-leading, but the ideas behind it are pretty sound. We are all truly a product of our upbringing. I grew up in "The South" and in The South things really do revolve around food. Every celebration, every holiday, heck, if you kill an extra deer, it's cause for a feast. For me, the biggest impact of reading this has been to look at what kind of signals I send to my own children about food and eating. It does make you look at the underlying issues behind food and I took a lot away from that side of it. The affirmations and exercises, I thought, were a little too hocus-pocus-y for me but I do understand the sentiment behind them.

This book was timely as I've recently begun a "better than" approach to food myself - and I've started walking again. It actually felt really good last week to have to park a few blocks away from a client's office and not to have huff and puff the whole time. Anyway, a good book if you are in the right place, I think, for me, I'm pretty near that "right place" right now... :-)