Setting Boundaries? with Food: Six Steps to Lose Weight, Gain Freedom, and Take Back Your Life

Setting Boundaries? with Food: Six Steps to Lose Weight, Gain Freedom, and Take Back Your Life


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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 obesity—feeling 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736926942
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 264,516
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

Introduction 15

Part 1

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

Notes 219

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