Sheila's Books Read

Sheila's bookshelf: read

What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

Sheila's favorite books »

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 0 books toward her goal of 60 books.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Review of "Love Your Body" A Diet-Free Approach to Balanced Eating by Brooke Parker, R.D.

I was very excited to read my review copy of "Love Your Body: A Diet -Free Approach to Balanced Eating, by Brooke Parker, R.D. I will admit, I have had problems with controlling my weight all of my life. Sometimes my body image has been good and other times I have had serious problems with how I have felt about myself. I have struggled to find that happy balance where I am content with how I look and how I feel about myself. This was on my mind as I started to read," Love Your Body."

I was pulled in and enlightened as I read the introduction. This statement hit home, "The Purpose of this life and our soul's journey through it should not be hampered by any kind of obsession with our bodies" (page 11) Wow, is that what I have been doing all of these years as I have been on the dieting Yo-Yo bandwagon? How much harm have I been doing to my soul as I have been hating and belittling myself as my weight has gone up and down? For those of you that have never had a "weight problem", I applaud you and say you are very lucky. I feel that there are more of us that have had issues with our weight than those who haven't. This is the one battle in my life that has always been there and doesn't seem to want to go away. This is why I am grateful to be reading Brooke's book.

In the book there are three main sections:
-Section One: Finding A New relationship with Food
-Section Two: Tackling Anxiety
-Section Three: Your Body Is a Gift

Brooke has provided such basic and smart information. In the beginning of Section 1 this is what she had to say about her plan outlined in her book.

"My plan has NONE of the negative consequences of most popular diets. And I can guarantee you will find more peace with food, continue to eat all kinds of foods, learn how to listen to your body's signals,and customize your own balanced eating plan that will last for a lifetime...finally focusing on life, not food"

That sounds so good to me, something that will last for a lifetime. For the past several years I have tried to tell myself that I am not needing to diet, but make a lifestyle change.

There are many wonderful chapters but the ones that I will go back and re-read are

-Emotional Eating
- Finding Your Own Healthy Balance
-Simple Steps to Head Off Negativity
-The Inner Dialogue
-Body-Image Tests (these are REALLY Good and eye opening!!)
-ABC Exercise
-Body Gratitude

Oh, there was one more very important chapter(#15), that goes along with "The Inner Dialogue" that teaches you about corrective thinking; how we need to learn to say positive things about ourselves. We need to train our brains to say nice things about our bodies and then practice this. We need to practice this until it becomes a real part of our thinking. Instead of saying, "I am so fat", say instead, "I am alive and have this great body. Instead of saying, "I hate my body" say "I love who I am."

I wish I could write more, but can you tell I really like this book? I have read so many "Diet Books" in my life and I own many of those books. This is one of the few books out there that truly helps you towards making that mind, body, and soul connection. You need all three aligned in order to be balanced. I feel that by reading and studying this book you will be able to achieve this peace in your life. Great job Brooke, on writing such a valuable book that is so necessary in our world today.

You can buy a copy or try to win a copy of this book. read the information down below. :)


The publisher of
Love Your Body is doing a blog tour giveaway. For more information, keep reading!

We will be giving away
5 copies of
Love Your Body: A
Diet-Free Approach to Balanced Eating
as part of the online book book
tour. The contest starts February 17th and will close on March 5th at
midnight, MST.

Entering the contest is easy--all you have to do is blog, tweet, follow, or
comment and then fill out this little form

So exactly how do you blog, tweet, follow, etc. Here's how.

Become a follower of our reviewers
You can follow one of our reviewers or you can follow all of
them. Remember that each blog you follow gives you another chance to win, so
why wouldn't you choose to follow them all? But what if we are already
following a them ask? Well lucky you because you get an entry for that too.

Walnut Springs Press
Brooke Parker RD
Of Writerly Things
Random-ish by Nichole
Queen of the Clan
Rachelle Writes
The Write Blocks Ronda
Gibb Hinrichsen
Tangled Words and Dreams
*Tristi Pinkston, LDS

Why Not? Because I Said

LDS Women's Book Review

Cami's Book

Post a comment on the reviews. .

Blog about the contest or one of the
Spread the word. Just remember that the blog post either
needs to link to the contest or to one of the reviews.

Follow us on twitter. Maybe you
use twitter, maybe you don't. But if you do, you should follow us.

5. Tweet about the contest or one
(or all) of the reviews.
Yep, 144 characters or less is all it takes
to enter.

Become a fan of Love Your Body
on facebook. Brooke is constantly
updating her fanpage with articles, recipes, and helpful hints.

Post about the contest on

Anything else you can think of that will
spread the word.
If you mention it on goodreads, shelfari, google
buzz, or any other social media site, or make it your status on gmail chat,
MSN or yahoo messenger let us know. We want to reward your creativity with
an entry.

Also, here is the blog tour schedule, so you can find the reviews on the correct days.

February 22 Valerie Ipson
Of Writerly Things

February 23 Nichole Giles
Random-ish by Nichole

February 24 Danyelle Ferguson
Queen of the Clan

February 25 Rachelle Christensen
Rachelle Writes

March 1 Ronda Hinrichsen
The Write Blocks

March 2
Tangled Words and Dreams
Alison Palmer

March 3
*Tristi Pinkston, LDS
Tristi Pinkston

March 4
Why Not? Because I Said
Sheila Staley
LDS Women's Book Review

March 5
Cami's Book Cami

Kindly Bookmark and Share it:


  1. This is a book that is really needed! I can't wait to read it!

  2. I would love to win a copy of this book, so I can always refer to the inspirations found within.


Link Within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...