My story – old and new

One of the exercises in Karina Melvin’s book Artful Eating encourages you to ‘Discover your story’ as ‘the story we tell ourselves shapes us, inside and out.  Every action we take is deeply influenced by how we view ourselves, and this has been directly shaped by our upbringing and our relationships’. The exercise begins with discovering…

Fat is a feminist issue – Susie Orbach

As part of my exploration of weight loss through the use of self-help books/techniques I thought it was right that I read the seminal work on the topic ‘Fat is a Feminist Issue’ by Susie Orbach.  Originally written as just one book, which was predominantly theory based, Susie Orbach wrote a second book in response…

Alcohol – the enemy of mindful eating?!

I am on holiday at the moment and whilst I am finding it easy to practice the principles that I’ve learnt through reading Karina Melvin’s book ‘Artful Eating’ in the day, in the evening, when I have a glass of wine in my hand, it all goes out of the window. During the day I…

Main course – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin – part 1

Further to my blog Starter – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin I will now try to do justice to the main section of Karina Melvin’s book Artful Eating.  Again, each chapter has actions and information or knowledge as represented below. The Main Course represents a period of realignment when you will be introduced to the practicalities of how to lose…

1st weigh in – Self help books

Wow – my life is so hectic at the moment I barely have the time to weigh in, let alone blog about weighing in! However, it is with great delight that I can report that when I weighed in yesterday, after a week of following the principles in Karina Melvin’s Artful Eating book, I had…

Starter – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin

As promised in my blog post Introduction – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin, here is an overview of the Starter section of the ‘Artful Eating’ self-help book by Karina Melvin.  This is quite a long post, but I want to do the book justice and also give my views/experiences. Each chapter is laced with actions and…

Introduction – Artful Eating by Karina Melvin

I am starting my month of Self-Help ‘diets’ with Karina Melvin’s ‘Artful Eating – The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss’, I found the book on Amazon and although it doesn’t have many reviews yet they are all very positive (5 Star).  The book itself is beautiful, the layout and artwork is impressive and it is…

12 diets, 12 months – Self help books

And so another month has ticked by and it is time for me to choose diet number three in my year long weight loss challenge to try twelve different diets in twelve months. December was always going to be a tricky month because Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year and I lurve…