Words to Eat By

Using the Power of Self-talk to Transform Your Relationship with Food and Your Body

(Turner Books, 2021)

Words to Eat By teaches you to use word power, not willpower, to succeed at healthier eating, staying active, and enjoying top-notch self-care. Filled with case studies and hundreds of self-talk examples, this book will teach you:

  • how we consciously or unconsciously talk ourselves into or out of emotions and behaviors 
  • the elements of destructive and constructive self-talk 
  • how to jump-start and sustain motivation to improve your health
  • what to say to yourself in order to eat just the right amount to nourish your body 
  • wise self-talk to use around food when you’re alone, in social situations, stressed or upset

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