I have been waiting for a long time to make this announcement:

I am thrilled to finally be able to say that my new book, Why Did I Just Eat That? How to Let Go of Emotional Eating and Heal Your Relationship with Food, is now available for presale—actual release date, January 9th, 2024—on Amazon, at Target, and at other bookstores, including Barnes and Noble.  The response to it so far has been amazing! Kirkus Reviews, the most respected book review publication since 1933, calls the writing “brisk and engaging,” and says that Why Did I Just Eat That? is “(a) compassionate book that provides intriguing insights and useful strategies.”

I wrote Why Did I Just Eat That? to offer constructive guidance for people who feel some measure of loss of control when it comes to food and eating. I wrote it to help people who have given up on diets… who are frustrated with their relationship with food and eating habits… who feel pummeled by the noninclusive assumptions of diet culture.

I Wrote the Book to Address an Underserved Need

Much of my practice is focused on supporting clients struggling with eating issues. In many of these cases, they expend considerable effort trying to control and restrict what they eat, doggedly suppressing foods they really want. The truth is, of course, that trying to exert that level of control over food is a painfully difficult strategy for just about anyone to maintain and is usually unsuccessful in the long run. In my experience, the most auspicious way for me to truly assist clients with food issues is to help them rebuild their perspectives on food, so they can heal their relationships with it. Why Did I Just Eat That? is the result of what I have learned from promoting more beneficial, functional connections with food and fostering respectful relationships between clients and their bodies.

Sharing Alternatives to Restrictive Dieting

In a world inundated with harsh diets and unworkable quick fixes, I’ve witnessed droves of individuals struggling with eating issues, all seeking solace in the pages of an almost endless parade of diet books. Those efforts overwhelmingly end in frustration and disappointment. That’s
why I set out to create a different approach—one that embraces all foods and empowers individuals to find their own unique path toward greater well-being.

My goal was to create a comprehensive guide that goes beyond being simply “anti-diet.” (After all, while being “anti-diet” tells us what we’re against—restrictive diets—it really is not helpful unless it also indicates what we are for.) My approach is not to dictate what to eat or even how to eat; my approach is to offer a completely different way toward a balanced, empowered relationship with food, separate from restrictive diet perspectives.

What Why Did I Just Eat That? Offers Readers

In Why Did I Just Eat That? we dive into the fundamental dynamics that tend to separate people from beneficial relationships with food. After a brief diagnostic quiz, the book discusses the sixteen most common kinds of eating issues, offering tailored exercises and activities addressing the unique needs of each type of eater. This targeted approach is designed to enable individuals to learn to transcend the specific issues negatively affecting their own relationship with food.

While it’s true that no book can have all the exact perfect answers for everybody, what I believe makes Why Did I Just Eat That? so effective is that the activities and exercises have been carefully calculated to elicit each reader to identify, implement and empower his or her own solutions. As a result, it’s always relevant to each eater because it meets each eater where they are, at any given moment in their healing process.

I believe Why Did I Just Eat That? will prove to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to transform their relationship with food. I look forward to my book helping readers embrace a more positive, sustainable, and fulfilling approach to food. So here’s hoping there is room on the bookshelf of anyone who’s been wondering why their relationship with food is so troublesome and is ready to start their journey toward food freedom.