This is a hardcover book titled "Stop Your Cravings" by Jennifer Workman, M.S., R.D., published by Free Press in 2002, 343 pages, first edition.
With more than 50% of Americans overweight, our $50-billion weight-loss industry clearly isn't working, insists Workman. A dietician and founder of Balanced Approach, a nutritional consulting company, Workman advocates Ayurveda, an ancient Indian health system that offers a holistic approach to eating and health maintenance. Central to this system is good digestion (largely ignored in the U.S., where "taking a Tums is the appropriate conclusion to every meal," Workman laments). The trick to good digestion is understanding one's constitutional type (there are three, characterized by certain eating, sleeping and exercise habits) and eating accordingly. Foods are divided into six tastes and six qualities, and Workman shows how one can find a constitutionally appropriate food to satisfy any craving. "Broccoli isn't necessarily good for everyone and chocolate isn't necessarily bad," as long as balance and moderation prevail. Workman also recommends stress-relieving techniques to break the binge cycle, advocates Yoga over more punishing exercise, exhorts readers to listen to their "natural intuitions," and calls for support of organic and cruelty-free farmers through controlled, conscientious spending. To this end, she includes healthy recipes and a resource guide. While some readers may find living by their intuition harder than Workman makes it sound, for the most part this is a simple, accessible guide to better nutrition and overall health.
This book is in very good condition with a couple of light corner bumps. The dust jacket is intact and in excellent condition with some light scuffing and edge wear, no soiling, chips or tears. Pages are clean, intact and white.
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