Wednesday, March 3, 2010
GUEST BLOGGER: Amanda Kane, LSW
On My Kindle…
Unleash Your SkinnyGirl
and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting
By Bethenny Frankel
You may recognize the author, Bethenny Frankel, as one of the housewives from The Real Housewives of New York on Bravo TV. (I admit that I watch the show). I purchased Naturally Thin on a whim and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it isn’t so much a dieting tome as a self-help guide for tuning-in to your emotional and physical needs.
Bethenny’s book appeals to me because her advice is wise and measured, and the revelations about her personal struggles with food are genuine and touching. The book’s approach to healthy eating is not about restriction or unsustainable diet plans (Yeah!). Bethenny focuses on the emotional reasons that drive all of us to overeat at times and offers a very practical approach to maintaining a slender figure.
I definitely get the sense from reading the book that this is a person who has invested significant time and energy into understanding herself. This author clearly practices what she preaches.