, pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 meta name=", pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Ginger High- Books R Us: eating disorders


Showing posts with label eating disorders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eating disorders. Show all posts

Friday, April 16, 2010


Wake Up! You're Probably Never Going to Look Like That ... How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit

In Wake Up! You're Probably Never Going to Look Like That . How to be Happier, Healthier and Imperfectly Fit the author Michelle Pearl talks about her experiences with weight loss. She had suffered with being overweight most of her life and she learned how to overcome it. The book talks about calories, weight loss, plastic surgery, eating disorders, pills and other interesting topics. She discussed some "Myths" of weight loss and how some programs may be teaching people the incorrect way of losing weight. I did find that there were some negative comments about other weight loss programs in the book. Whether they are true or not everyone has their own opinions. Throughout the book there are testimonies from people who were able to overcome obesity and get fit. I found the book interesting and there was a wealth of information.

The book has three objectives: To teach us about some of the mistruths about weight loss that we are constantly being bombarded with, to give realistic advice on how to lose and keep off the weight and finally to encourage you to have realistic body expectations to help you succeed. There are no exercise or diet programs to follow in the book but the author provides the tools to help you lose weight. There are charts and tips to help explain what the author is saying and the book was easy to read. There is information that everyone could find useful. Check out the authors website where you can download customized  dance fitness videos to help with your fitness journey.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the author and Westwind Communications for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Free From Perfect by Eileen Palazzolo was born from the author's struggle with self-image, weight and eating habits that turned into eating disorders that affected her life.

In the book, she discusses key points that include-

• Control (or lack of control) and how it affects your eating habits.
• Happiness and self-esteem.
• Your body and how you perceive your body.
• Stress, overeating and willpower.
• Influences from commercialism (magazines, TV shows, celebrities and fads).
• Binge eating- Have you ever eaten a whole box of cookies and  never realized that you   did it? This topic is discussed fully in the book.
• Deterrents that prevent weight loss.
• Fear of failure.
• Mental well-being (self-forgiveness and acceptance of yourself.)
• Food and your desire to lose weight. (Dietary guidelines discussed fully.)
• Short and long term weight loss and maintenance goals.
• Exercise, cosmetic surgery and numbers.

The author ties all of these key points together in a program that combines the physical and mental aspects of losing weight. The author recommended keeping a journal and she has sections that ask you question about your feelings at that time. In reading the book, I found out things about myself that I was unaware of. I recommend that if you start any weight loss program you discuss it with your doctor especially if you have health issues. She also says that you must exercise. She included tips to help you stay motivated and feel good about your-self. The book was easy to read and I recommend it to anyone who needs assistance in their weight loss struggle.

About the Author-
Eileen has been running her"Free" program for several years in Southern NH where she is also a fitness and gymnastic instructor. After recovering from an eating disorder, she realized that she had to help others overcome  society's view of perfection. She is not a nutritionist,psychologist, physician or a physiologist but an ordinary person.

Free From Perfect
January 30, 2010
Eileen Palazzolo
Publishing Works, Inc.
ISBN-13:  978-1-933002-10-1
Paperback 7X9, 176 pgs.

This book was provided free of any obligation by Publishing Works, Inc. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.

Publishing Works was launched in 2003 as an independent press specializing in regional titles. Since then, the company has grown dramatically to embody a list of titles that spans diverse genres, age levels, and subject matter. Please visit them at their website,, or view their catalog for a complete list of titles.
To purchase this book or any other book published by Publishing Works, visit their online store here. At checkout, include the Coupon Code BLOG for a 20% DISCOUNT, courtesy of Publishing Works, Inc. and their continued support of book blogging! Happy reading!