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  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months ago

    “Food Triggers” by Amber Lia is a good read for anyone wanting to lose weight from a Christian perspective. Around 230 pages, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:

    – The author’s own experiences and struggles in losing weight.

    – Practical suggestions for watching your weight in various situations (traveling, eating out, holidays, experiencing certain emotions, etc.).

    – Internal triggers that can tempt you to overeat (stress, boredom, lonely, waiting until you are very hungry before eating, etc.).

    – Suggestions for celebrating your victories (i.e., it’s okay to indulge every so often).

    – Getting support from others.

    After reading enough of this book, here’s what I like:

    – Contains many good practical suggestions for losing and monitoring your weight.

    – Flows smoothly from chapter to chapter.

    – Good scriptural references and includes a prayer at the end of each chapter.

    The only real criticism I have is that at times the author made many references to her coaching business and sometimes came across as a sales pitch. Comment aside, still a good read. I was given a review copy by Bethany House in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.