The anti-diet bible that calls time’s up to poisonous beliefs about food, weight and worth.
DIETING DOESN’T WORK
Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us.
But it’s time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn’t even working. So f*ck it.
Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture, and offers readers a simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself.
Irreverent and empowering, The F*ck It Diet is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It’s time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the F*ck It Diet. Let’s Eat.
‘The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.’ Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
‘There is only one Caroline Dooner. She is funny and wise and unafraid to call b******t where she sees it. And diet culture is nothing but b******t. That's why we're lucky to have someone like her, reminding us all that it is possible to break the diet cycle — and while it may be hard, it's not necessarily complicated. Sometimes it really is as simple as saying, 'f*ck it.’ Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life
About the author
Caroline Dooner is the creator of The Fuck It Diet, which helps chronic, lifelong dieters finally have an easy relationship with food. She is a writer, storyteller, performer and yoga teacher (who mostly just teaches resting). Entertaining and brutally honest, Dooner has been where her readers and clients are now. She suffered through over a decade of obsessive, miserable dieting and bingeing. She tried every fad diet, every version of intuitive eating, but remained scared of food, her appetite, and her weight. It was her own deep misery and dysfunction that made her investigate, research, and create another way.
Comedian Dooner presents a lively case against dieting in an impassioned debut peppered with the titular expletive. A former raw vegan and yo-yo dieter, Dooner argues that dieting actually causes weight gain; a state of restriction, she asserts, causes the body to eventually fight back against "famine" by regaining all the weight lost, and then some. (In support, she cites research, including the WWII-era Minnesota Starvation Experiment and a more recent study.) Her plan, as she explains it, is less a traditional diet with set meal portions and an exercise regimen, and more a philosophy of how to "neutralize" the power of food while also eschewing the "dysfunctional hell" of dieting. Intended to keep one in the middle of a naturally-occurring weight range, it allows, temptingly, for eating when hungry, consuming carbs and sugar when desired, satisfying cravings, and engaging in "moderate" exercise. Dooner also offers five self-care tools, including a relaxing, mandatory 10-20 minute a day "Lie-Down," the "Breathe and Feel" (noticing physical sensations), and "The Belief Release" (in which readers let go of limiting beliefs). Readers who have churned through any number of diets before will enjoy Dooner's unorthodox and sincerely delivered guide.
If you’ve ever done any diet then you need to read this book.
Total game changer and it’s working!