For the fourth book in her popular Setting Boundaries™ series, Allison Bottke turns to our relationship with food, and a problem that affects more than 200 million Americans (68 percent of the adult population)obesity.
Setting Boundaries® with Food is a very personal book for Allison. She knows from personal experience about the struggle against obesityfeeling trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of dieting, deprivation, and despair. At one time in her life, Allison’s scale hit the 300-pound mark. Her overweight status resulted in Allison being the first full-figure model ever signed by the prestigious Wilhelmina modeling agency, where she worked for some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Alfred Angelo.
From her struggle, Allison offers more than just hope for the future. By introducing readers to her popular S.A.N.I.T.Y. steps, she encourages readers to turn away from the insanity of dieting and deprivation and to focus instead on establishing healthy relationships with food, self, others, and God. Her words will strike a chord with millions who have struggled for years to lose weight as they are encouraged to examine the emotional and spiritual aspects of their bondage to food and obsession with weight.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||12.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Allison Bottke is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Setting Boundaries® series, which includes Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children, Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents, Setting Boundaries with Difficult People, Setting Boundaries with Food, Setting Boundaries for Women, and The Young Women’s Guide to Setting Boundaries. She is the founder of the SANITY Support Group, an outreach based on the Setting Boundaries® series (more than 150,000 sold). Her other books include the God Answers Prayers series, and she is the founder and general editor of more than a dozen volumes in the popular God Allows U-Turns® anthology. She has written or edited more than 30 nonfiction and fiction books, and is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs. Allison lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Winner of the Selah Award for Best Book of the Year for Setting Boundaries with Food in 2013
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Chuck Jill Angel 11
1 Reorganizing Our Relationships 25
2 Understanding Our Responsibilities 43
3 Defining Our Boundaries 51
4 It's All About Balance 61
5 Basic Biology and Destructive Dieting 67
6 Our Mighty Memories of Food 77
7 God Is Love-Food Is Not 83
8 Experiencing Emotions 89
9 Listening to the Hunger 103
10 The Conviction of Sin 121
11 Food Sense and Sensibilities 135
12 The Eating Experience 145
13 Dreams and Goals 153
14 Making the Choice to Change 159
15 Is Surgery the Solution? 167
Part 2 SANITY Makes a Comeback!
16 The Power of SANITY 177
17 S-Stop Your Own Destructive Patterns 181
18 A-Assemble a Support Group 189
19 N-Nip Excuses in the Bud 195
20 I-Implement a Plan and Define Boundaries 199
21 T-Trust the Voice of the Spirit 207
22 Y-Yield Everything to God 213
23 How to Practice SANITY 215
A Final Word from Allison 218