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Giving up Junk-Food Relationships: Recipes for Healthy Choices by [Donna Barnes]

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"This debut self-help book asks readers to think twice about what they eat—and how they fall in love.

The market for self-help books about love and sex is seemingly insatiable. So, too, is the market for health and diet books. Life and relationship coach Barnes cleverly combines the two genres into one book that outlines the steps to maintain healthy bodies and healthy relationships. Barnes argues that just as chips, pizza and candy make us sick, so do relationships that fulfill temporary emotional cravings. They may feel good in the moment, she writes, but they soon lead to an emotional “crash” akin to a blood-sugar dip. Using templates created by the food industry to distinguish types of foods and portion sizes, Barnes reimagines love lives as a series of ingredients that make up a “Well-Balanced Meal,” or a lovely, decadent “Dessert” (Barnes’ term for casual dating). Self-respect, forgiveness, communication and proper boundaries make up a deliciously satisfying romantic partnership, she writes, while self-doubt and criticism are junk foods to be tossed out immediately. The author extends this conceit all the way through the book, expounding upon emotional “Food Poisoning,” “Between-Meal Snacks” (rebound relationships) and “Forbidden Fruit.” Although her numerous quizzes may strike readers as a bit trite, her food metaphors are so original that they give renewed taste to stale concepts. Barnes isn’t a nutritionist, but her health and diet tips are common-sensical and avoid the didactic tone of many diet books. She even destigmatizes such issues as sex addiction and emotional wounds by filtering them through the lens of nutrition, allowing readers to examine their own inner physical and emotional workings more objectively.

A welcome addition to the self-help genre that aims to heal body and mind."

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About the Author

Donna Barnes is a life and relationship coach certified by New YorkUniversity. She was an on-air expert for three seasons of ABC News' "WhatWould You Do?" and has appeared on numerous other television programsincluding "Good Morning America,"  "CBS this Morning,"and VH-1's "Rock of Love Charm School."  She has written advice columnsfor various magazines and websites and has interviewed some of the country'stop sex and relationship experts. New York Newsday dubbed Donna "the real life Carrie Bradshaw."  With more than 30 years of personaldating experience Donna gives clients a unique perspective--a combination ofpractical hindsight, intelligence, and academic knowledge. She is based on NewYork's Upper West Side but coaches clients all over the world via Skype ortelephone.
 
Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships:Recipes for Healthy Choices is the first book in her Relationship Recipes series.  For more information, please visit DonnaBarnes.com. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • Publication date : January 28, 2013
  • Print length : 220 pages
  • Publisher : iUniverse (January 28, 2013)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • File size : 2075 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0792VQ5FF
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