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Setting Boundaries® with Food: Six Steps to Lose Weight, Gain Freedom, and Take Back Your Life Paperback – August 1, 2012
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“Allison has done it again! Her latest book hits us all where it hurts (with a firm but gentle kindness) as we struggle with food/weight issues. Her treatment of this difficult subject, based on personal experience, is not to batter the food-extremists in our world but to, in a Christ-like manner, address the problem with great spiritual insight and optimism. I totally recommend this book by a superb writer and lovely lady who wants to help us all.”
―Peggie Bohanon, peggiesplace.com
“I recommend you get Setting Boundaries with Food, but don’t allow this book to go unread on your bookshelf as one more weight loss product. Instead, read it carefully and take action on the wise counsel in its pages. If you do, then you will regain control of this important are of life.”
―Terry Whalin, publisher, editor, and writer
“As one who struggled with food issues for a decade, I am pleased to endorse Allison Bottke's new book, Setting Boundaries with Food. I wish I'd read her advice thirty years ago when I needed it! She is correct. The problem is not really about food after all―but about our relationship with ourselves and with God. Buy a copy for yourself and one for a friend. Then support each other in applying the author's six steps to sanity.”
―Karen O’Connor, author of Gettin’ Old Ain’t for Wimps
“What a practical, positive book to help get a handle on food fixation! Thank you, Allison, for your numerous insights.”
―June Hunt, founder, CEO, CSO, Hope For The Heart, author, How to Defeat Harmful Habits
About the Author
Allison Bottke is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Setting Boundaries® series, which includes Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children, Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents, Setting Boundaries with Difficult People, Setting Boundaries with Food, Setting Boundaries for Women, and The Young Women’s Guide to Setting Boundaries. She is the founder of the SANITY Support Group, an outreach based on the Setting Boundaries® series (more than 150,000 sold). Her other books include the God Answers Prayers series, and she is the founder and general editor of more than a dozen volumes in the popular God Allows U-Turns® anthology. She has written or edited more than 30 nonfiction and fiction books, and is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs. Allison lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Winner of the Selah Award for Best Book of the Year for Setting Boundaries with Food in 2013
Top Customer Reviews
Allison Bottke knows from personal experience the struggle with weight loss and the steps necessary to gain control over this area of life. SETTING BOUNDARIES WITH FOOD engages you from the opening page with practical information and step-by-step advice to make change in your life. As Bottke writes, "Talk is cheap. It's one thing to say we want to set healthy boundaries with food, but it's another thing entirely to commit to change and doing the necessary work to embark on a journey that will transform our lives. Actually implementing the Six Steps to SANITY is a decision that should be made with a great deal of thought and prayer." (page 184)
I recommend you get SETTING BOUNDARIES WITH FOOD but don't allow this book to go unread on your bookshelf as one more weight loss product. Instead, read it carefully and take action on the wise counsel in its pages. If you do, then you will regain control of this important area of life.
Allison got my attention in the first sentence. She has been there. She was morbidly obese. She suffered abuse as a child and as a wife. She was a single mother. She was a successful model. She suffered depression and survived prescription and illegal drug abuse as well as a suicide attempt. She knows the emptiness of living without the Lord and the Victory of being one of His. But what held my attention most of all was the way she addresses problems we can't solve with all the knowledge in the world of diet and exercise. She deals with attitude. She analyzes view point. She reaches to the aching spirit.
In the end permanent changes for good health (or any difficult transformation) comes down to one thing... You have got to want it enough to stop making excuses. You have got to believe you are worth it. You have to believe you hold the power to overcome the obstacles. And only with the Lord is any of that possible.
Fad diets come and go by the dozens a day but not one of them will ever work for permanent change. I constantly find myself shaking my head at some of the attempts I see those around me making at a quick fix to their weight or health issues.Read more ›
Reading a book about setting boundaries with food, I figured I wouldn't be able to put its contents to use until after baby comes. I was wrong. This book tells you what you've been told all along -- that you must eat less and exercise to lose weight. You must also eat healthy to be healthy. We all know that, yet some of us continue to have weight issues.
What's beneficial about the book is the additional convincing and motivation information it provides:
The other reasons for bad food habits and weight loss
How to get out of the rut and make real progress to lose the weight and/or be healthy
Hearing about another person's life struggles and journey to success.
I look forward to implementing the parts I can while I'm pregnant and continuing with the rest after baby boy comes.
***Special thanks to Ginger Chen of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent advise from a perspective I've never looked at before. I recommend it to everyone I meet.Published 3 months ago by Kristen Lee
Bought this for my wife and she really has been enjoying it. She has had a life long battle with food addiction and the author is helping her to gain control of her life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ronald D. Johnson
If I could do this I wouldn't have a problem. It is too hard.Published 20 months ago by K. Ellenberger
This book was less about how we, as the readers, should set boundaries with food, and more like a personal memoir about weight loss. Read morePublished 21 months ago by easter.is.happy
Allison "gets" it. Overeating has to do with your head - trying to fill that hole in your soul with food.Published 22 months ago by Mary Naegele
The book came on time. It wasn't what I thought it was goiing to be.
The book was in very good shape.