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You Are WHY You Eat
Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life
ISBN: 978-0-7627-8245-1 Pub Date: 01/01/2013
$24.95 Hardcover Pages: 288

A groundbreaking book that shows you how to change your food attitude, listen to yourself, stop living for others, and take back your body and life.

What if you could stop eating, stop working at a bad job, stop a bad relationship—stop anything when you have had enough? Understanding WHY you eat can lead to real and lasting change—both in weight loss and all other areas of life. In You Are WHY You Eat, food becomes a digestible metaphor. Most of us are unable to walk away—from a plate of food or a bad situation. But instead of staying and trying to please others all the time, what would happen if you listened to your inner voice?

Dr. Ramani reveals that how you eat and live often ties directly into the desire to please your stakeholders—parents, partners, friends, and society. Understanding WHY you eat will lead to real change and let you take back your life.

In You Are WHY You Eat, Dr. Ramani takes a fresh, brave, and edgy approach to self-help. Through real-life anecdotes and thought-provoking exercises, she gives you the tools you need to live on your terms. This powerful book will help you trust your gut, while making that gut smaller at the same time. And it will teach you to live a life that is bolder, more authentic, and less riddled with regret.

This book is about learning how to quit, when to quit, when to walk away, and how to acknowledge when you are full. It’s about turning off the voices of the world and listening to the one that matters most: your own.

In You Are WHY You Eat, food becomes a digestible metaphor. If you are gorging and numbing yourself with food, are you doing the same thing in life? Instead of trying to please others all the time, what would happen if you listened to your inner voice? What if you could find a way to stop eating, stop working at a bad job, stop a bad relationship before you walk down the aisle—stop anything when you are full? Understanding WHY you eat can lead to real and lasting change--both in your weight loss and all other areas of your life.

     You Are WHY You Eat teaches readers to take back control in their lives. Dr. Ramani takes an iconoclastic, brave, edgy, and witty approach to self-help. She teaches you to unearth that inner voice, and let it be heard. She turns all of your childhood teachings upside down and forces you to take responsibility for your choices in life. Through real-life anecdotes and exercises, she gives you the tools you need to live on your terms, not those of the stakeholders that surround you. It will help you trust yourself and act from the gut, while making that gut smaller at the same time. And in so doing, it will help people live lives that are braver, more authentic, and less riddled with regret. You can change your food attitude and change your life!

 

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"Start by asking yourself one simple, but significant question: Does your life look the way you want it to look? Sadly, most of us are living in a script written by other people, and as a result, many of us learned long ago to stop trusting our own instincts. If we can't listen to our bodies and do something as simple as push away a plate of food when we are full, how can we listen to ourselves when it comes to the rest of our lives?"

   


   
 

“Whether you are looking to change your dress size, your love life, take on your dreams, or just figure out how to connect back to yourself again so you can live a healthy, fulfilled, and authentic life, Ramani's book will take you there.” –Vanessa Williams, Actress   


“I recommend You Are Why You Eat to anyone who eats and anyone who wants to be happy. I really liked how Dr. Ramani Durvasula shared her own stories from her life about weight gain and love loss. In a very entertaining way, she explains how she took control of her life, lost weight and found love.” —Cheryl Hines


“You Are WHY You Eat
is a groundbreaking book that will help people take control of their lives and more importantly live a life that is authentic. By connecting readers to their emotions and learning to find an authentic self, Dr Ramani tackles the most important factors that create our issues around food. She reveals that many of our problems begin with food and our desire to please others. Once we can master the food triggers and listen to ourselves we can also learn to self-regulate in other areas of our lives. A brilliant new look at living an authentic life. Read this book and change your life!” —Dr. Drew Pinsky
 
“Dr. Ramani is really onto som ething with her philosophy, ‘The Promise of One.’ It's a simple approach to changing your life one moment at a time . . . and it can work!”
—Jeff Probst

“Dr. Ramani Durvasula provides an insightful look into what causes eating problems for many women today, and offers a practical step-by-step guide for how to gain control of why you eat and ultimately who you are.  This book can change the way you eat and the way you live.” —Fary M. Cachelin, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UNC Charlotte

“We have long known that health and well-being are directed by physical, emotional, and social conditions. This multifaceted and intelligent understanding to eating and weight loss is what Dr. Ramani keenly investigates in her book You Are WHY You Eat. Dr. Ramani provides astute insights and practical suggestions that inform all of us on how we must listen to our bodies, attend to our emotions, and be aware of our social environments if each of us is to effectively manage what we eat and control weight in a manner that attends to whole of who we each are. This book draws on state of the art scientific knowledge from the behavioral and health sciences and translates this knowledge into a practical and helpful suggestions and strategies.” —Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Psychology, Public Health, and Medicine, New York University
 
   
   
 
 
 
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Dr. Ramani Durvasula was featured on Bravo's THINtervention and will be seen in Fall, 2012 on a new series on Oxygen. Her talk and news show appearances include Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew's Lifechangers, and Anderson Cooper. She is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and a licensed clinical psychologist. Visit her at www.doctor-ramani.com.