A New Kind of “Diet”: Dr. Linda Harper’s ‘Eat: A Guide to Understanding Your Natural Relationship with Food’

     For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.
     ‘Eat’ provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

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“The most inspirational book I have ever read!”

Instead of yet another fad diet, [Dr. Harper] introduces a method focused on teaching you how to throw away all of the diet rules and obsessions that you may not have even realized were running your life. She shows you how to look within yourself in order to find your “best self” and she gives you the tools necessary to rebuild your inner trust with food and eating. Rebuilding this trust is the key to finally achieving peace with food and becoming a “soulful” eater. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with dieting or facing a negative relationship with food; it will change how you feel about eating forever.  

 – Laura Graves, EmptySpoonful.com 

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Discover your natural, healthy relationship with food today!

 

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REVIEW: Blue Star Books’ ‘The Celiac Cookbook: Wonderful Wheat-Free Recipes for the Whole Family’

 

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The Celiac Cookbook is the must-have manual for anyone newly diagnosed celiac or gluten sensitive/intolerant…This is the book I wish I had when I learned that gluten was the root cause of my gastrointestinal issues over 3 1/2 years ago. Since that time I have read many books and cookbooks about the horrors of wheat, how to bake, cook, live and eat gluten free and none of them come close to giving such an in-depth, almost encyclopedia-like breakdown of celiac disease, gluten, wheat and how to cook and bake gluten free.

With the foreword presented by one of the leading experts in IBS/ food allergies, intolerances, and the digestive ecosystem Dr. Stephen Wagen of the IBS Treatment Center in Seattle (www.HealthierWithoutWheat.com) the cookbook helps you fully understand celiac disease, what it is, how it affects the intestines, and how to treat it through a gluten free diet. This cookbook initially reads like a mini encyclopedia giving a breakdown of all of the gluten free grains and their properties as well as describing how each grain works in baked goods. This is key since all gluten free grains are not created equal and it is important to know and understand how to use these flours in your cooking.

Another facet that makes this cookbook great is that it gives you 5 gluten free flour mix recipes that are needed for the baked goods contained within the book. These blends are listed at the beginning so you can be prepared to bake many of the treats that follow.

All of this information is presented in a user friendly, easy-to-follow way, holding your attention and keeping you engaged. But make no mistake, this is a cookbook and putting the information aside, the book is loaded with recipes for scrumptious cakes, pies, breads, scones, biscuits, muffins and more. There are over 300 recipes for just about every meal you could imagine and since I’m a cook, this is my dream.

The Celiac Cookbook is a wonderful addition to any cook’s collection whether they are gluten free or not. The information on celiac disease alone makes it worth its list price and the plethora of recipes only add to its value.

Review by Calvin Eaton, Author of Living with Fibromyalgia and Cooking with Fibromyalgia

 

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Throughout the book, author Calvin Eaton outlines strategies that he uses as a cook living with a chronic illness to maximize his time, energy, and resources while in the kitchen. His recipes include gluten and dairy free recipes that are both healthy and easy to prepare.

 

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Image     Calvin Eaton is a twenty-seven-year-old special educator and writer. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, and raised in Rochester, New York. In the fall of 2010, he was diagnosed with the debilitating illnesses of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Since then, he has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness and public understanding of chronic pain, and other “invisible” illnesses. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Calvin is a vegan, and gluten-free “foodie,” who enjoys cooking, baking, running, and swimming as often as his health permits.

Follow Calvin’s journey at www.livingwithfibroblog.com and his food blog at www.theglutenfreechefblog.com.

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MUST READ: Cooking with Fibromyalgia: A Young Man’s Guide to Simple and Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten and Dairy Free Meals

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Cooking with Fibromyalgia offers simple, delicious, and healthy recipes incorporating minimal and whole ingredients for those suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and other illnesses.

Throughout the book, author Calvin Eaton outlines strategies that he uses as a cook living with a chronic illness to maximize his time, energy, and resources while in the kitchen. His recipes include gluten and dairy free recipes that are both healthy and easy to prepare.

ISBN: 9781490408958
Price: $0.99
Publisher: Living with Fibro Press
Publication Date: 8/15/2013

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     Calvin Eaton is a twenty-seven-year-old special educator and writer. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, and raised in Rochester, New York. In the fall of 2010, he was diagnosed with the debilitating illnesses of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Since then, he has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness and public understanding of chronic pain, and other “invisible” illnesses. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Calvin is a vegan, and gluten-free “foodie,” who enjoys cooking, baking, running, and swimming as often as his health permits.

Follow his fibromyalgia journey at www.livingwithfibroblog.com and his food blog at www.theglutenfreechefblog.com.

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Reader Praise for ‘Eat’ by Dr. Linda R. Harper

For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present.

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Wow! Everyone who has ever had a difficult relationship with food needs to read Eat, Linda R. Harper’s look at the natural relationship between food and our bodies…Harper’s Eat will walk you through how to return to best self eating.

-Jaime Shine

The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience. Eat provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

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The Celiac Cookbook: Wonderful Wheat-Free Recipes for the Whole Family

Satisfy your whole family with delicious and nutritious
gluten-free recipes they’ll love,
gluten intolerant or not!

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     Designed with the family in mind after years of perseverance in the kitchen, this collection of over 300 recipes offers delicious gluten-free foods without sacrificing flavor.
      The Celiac Cookbook uses simple recipes with common ingredients for both special occasions and everyday cooking. Variations on classic recipes—as well as traditional dishes—abound, giving those with gluten intolerance choices suited to the tastes of even the most discernible palates.
     This cookbook presents dishes inspired by Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisine like frittatas, orange beef stir-fry, black bean enchiladas, and pizza, with desserts like apple pie, homemade ice cream, mints and much, much more, all without wheat!
     With The Celiac Cookbook, discover alternative grains that offer better nutritional content and added health benefits, gluten-free cooking tips, and baking aids. In addition, you’ll find helpful information about celiac disease and resources for the gluten intolerant.

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Gilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise
1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp garlic cloves, roasted
1 tbsp shallots, roasted
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
3 Roma tomatoes cut lengthwise
2 cups vegetable stock or water
¼ cup olive oil
¼ tsp dried basil
¼ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried rosemary, crushed

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine olive oil, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and unroasted garlic in a zip-top bag or large bowl. Add the zucchini, squash, and tomatoes to the marinade, mixing to coat thoroughly. Let sit 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Roast the shallots and the remaining garlic for 8-10 minutes; let cool, then chop coarsely.

Remove vegetables from the marinade and grill over medium-high heat, let cool, then cut into 1-inch pieces.

To cook the quinoa, rinse grain in colander under cold water to remove naturally occurring resin; drain. Bring water to a boil in a pot; add quinoa. Simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.

Toss cooked quinoa, grilled vegetables, roasted garlic and shallots, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.

Serve immediately.

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Discover Your Natural Relationship With Food with Dr. Linda Harper!

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For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.

Eat provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

Here’s what readers are saying about Eat:

Dr. Harper puts dieting into perspective…She provides you with steps that will make you look at eating in a whole new light. She wants you to enjoy your eating experience, not starve yourself… I recommend this book to other readers that are interested in learning about food choices and why they do not need another fad diet.       – Jan Harris

This book gives us the tools to change…to ditch all diets and the rules associated with them and latch onto yourself, allowing you to make the decisions…For anyone struggling with the path of dieting I recommend this book highly. – Lara Girdler

I would recommend that anyone with an unhealthy food relationship read ‘Eat.’ ‘Eat’ is an easy, quick read that focuses on a five step guide to healthy eating…It really makes a difference…I’m happier and much healthier!    
-Kristie Gillespie


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The Celiac Cookbook: Wonderful Wheat-Free Recipes for the Whole Family!

Blue Star Books is pleased to announce the release of The Celiac Cookbook!

Satisfy your whole family with delicious and nutritious gluten-free recipes they’ll love,
gluten intolerant or not…

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    Designed with the family in mind after years of perseverance in the kitchen, this collection of over 300 recipes offers delicious gluten-free foods without sacrificing flavor.
      The Celiac Cookbook uses simple recipes with common ingredients for both special occasions and everyday cooking. Variations on classic recipes—as well as traditional dishes—abound, giving those with gluten intolerance choices suited to the tastes of even the most discernible palates.
     This cookbook presents dishes inspired by Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisine like frittatas, orange beef stir-fry, black bean enchiladas, and pizza, with desserts like apple pie, homemade ice cream, mints and much, much more, all without wheat!
     With The Celiac Cookbook, discover alternative grains that offer better nutritional content and added health benefits, gluten-free cooking tips, and baking aids. In addition, you’ll find helpful information about celiac disease and resources for the gluten intolerant.

NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON, KOBO BOOKS, BARNES & NOBLE, and OMNILIT!

Blue Star Books is proud to announce the release of ‘Eat: A Guide to Discovering Your Natural Relationship with Food’ by Dr. Linda R. Harper, Ph.D.

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Publisher:  Blue Star Books
ISBN-13:  EBK: 9781938568237
Price: $7.99
Publication Date:  February 1, 2013
Shelving Category:  Self-Help / Diet & Nutrition

For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.

Eat provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

Linda R. Harper, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for 29 years with her husband in Evergreen Park, Illinois.  She has Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Kent State University and a B.A. degree from Northwestern University. Specializing in eating and dieting-related challenges, her doctoral dissertation explored society’s influence on dieters’ perceptions of their bodies and the resulting impact on their self-esteem. She has presented papers on the psychology of eating-related problems at the Midwest Psychological Asso­ciation conference and has given talks in schools, health food stores, bookstores, clinics, and hospitals on the problems of dieting. She has led workshops at the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) national symposium, The National Association of Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) conference, and the Annual Women’s Wellness Workshops in Chicago. She has also lectured at academic and medical institutions and public libraries throughout the Chicago area, as well as the American University in Paris. Dr. Harper has conducted numerous radio and television interviews, and feature stories about her first book, The Tao of Eating, have appeared in Fitness, Women’s Sports and Fitness, National Health, Women’s World, and various newspapers across the country. Harper is also the author of The Tao of Eating: Feeding Your Soul through Everyday Experiences with Food, Give to Your Heart’s Content…Without Giving Yourself Away, and Give: A Guide to Discovering the Joy of Everyday Giving. 

Comparative Titles (Amazon.com): 

Tribole, Evelyn. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012. #4,771 in Amazon Books. 978-1250004048

Albers, Susan. 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. New Harbinger Publications, 2009. #7,108 in Amazon Books. 978-1572246768

Chozen Bays, Jan. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. Shambhala, 2009. #9,962 in Amazon Books. 978-1590305317


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