“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”
From humorist and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal power
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. Why can’t we stick to our simple plan of grapefruit and tuna fish??? Why are we so hungry? What is wrong with us??? We berate ourselves for being lazy and weak, double down on our belief that losing weight is the key to our everlasting happiness, and resolve to do better tomorrow. 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**k eating like that.
In The F*ck It Diet, Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture, and offers readers a counterintuitively simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Honor your appetite and listen to your hunger. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself while you’re at it. Once you get yourself out of survival mode, it will become easier and easier to eat what your body really needs—a healthier relationship with food ultimately leads to a healthier you.
An ex-yo-yo dieter herself, Dooner knows how terrifying it can be to break free of the vicious cycle, but with her signature sharp humor and compassion, she shows readers that a sustainable, easy relationship with food is possible.
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.
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.
Best Book Ever
This book is life changing and at times down right mind blowing. There is research and studies to prove that no diet is the best diet. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a bad relationship with food or is/has been a chronic dieter. You won’t be disappointed.
This is my favorite book of all time
I like that I had a lot of words and it didn’t end fast and it was just a really good book and there was nothing I didn’t like about it
I read this book over a year ago and it changed my life. I was able to completely reframe the way I think about food and let go of diet culture for good. Even people close to me had noticed a change in my obsession (or lack thereof) of food. It used to be all. I. could. think. about.