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Just Eat It

Narrated by: Laura Thomas
Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Just Eat It isn’t just an audiobook. It’s part of a movement to give women power and control over our bodies. To free us from restrictive dieting, disordered eating and punishing exercise. To reject the guilt and anxiety associated with eating and, ultimately, to help us feel good about ourselves.

This anti-diet guide from registered nutritionist Laura Thomas PhD can help you sort out your attitude to food and ditch punishing exercise routines. As a qualified practitioner of Intuitive Eating - a method that helps followers tune in to innate hunger and fullness cues - Thomas gives you the freedom to enjoy food on your own terms.

There are no rules: only simple, practical tools and exercises including mindfulness techniques to help you recognise physiological and emotional hunger, sample conversations with friends and colleagues, and magazine and blog critiques that call out diet culture.

So, have you ever been on a diet? Spent time worrying that you looked fat when you could have been doing something useful? Compared the size of your waistline to someone else's? Felt guilt, actual guilt, about the serious crime of...eating a doughnut? You're not alone. Just Eat It gives you everything you need to develop a more trusting, healthy relationship with food and your body.

The audiobook of Just Eat It includes four bonus podcast episodes featuring the author, Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr, and a contributor per episode including Sofie Hagen, Natalie Lee (of StyleMeSunday), Tally Rye and Clemmie Telford. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2018 Laura Thomas (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Absolutely Life changing!

Thank you so much for writing your book. For years I’ve been restricting & binging. Punishing myself for not being able to stick to a diet, berating myself for failing to stick to my low carb, no sugar, no dairy, no fun existence and being OBSESSED with food/body image which has captivated every waking moment. Thank you for making me feel normal and inviting my body to make the decisions - it’s honestly life changing. Your book is lighthearted and beautifully written. Thank you, thank you, thank you

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  • Rachel
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 29-04-2019

Intuitive Eating that actually means something

I loved this book. If you are interested in intuitive eating or giving up dieting this is a must-read.

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Blown away

Whether you are new to Intuative Eating or an old hand there is plenty of goodness in here. I was gobsmacked to learn of the average amount spent per dollar in some of the big weight loss companies. Thankyou Laura for an incredible book!

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Incredibly honest

I have to admit that I haven't finished this book yet. In fact, when I bought it I was pretty sure that I would probably end up exchanging it for something else, most likely a book about Keto or Intermittent Fasting since they are the latest diets that guarantee rapid weight loss without pain or denial.
The thing is, I have tried all of the latest diets, pretty much from the time I was 18. When I started trying different diets I was not actually overweight, I just felt compelled to be thinner than I was because I wanted to look like the stick figures that I was seeing on the TV and in magazines. Now, here I am, 40 years later and still rolling from one diet to another.
Today, however, I started listening to this book. It is not wishy washy, it does not promise anything, it is just downright honest. Food is not the problem.

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I cringed every time the f word was mentioned

Good information that was backed by evidence. I got to the podcast and couldn’t listen to it any further because I was completely over the swearing by that point

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  • C. Cowley
  • 10-01-2019

Loved the audiobook

When I was younger, I thought I had real issues with my body but the real problems were in my head. In reality I was hitting the gym six times a week and was in great shape but I had convinced myself that I was overweight, which resulted in some really bad diet and exercise decisions that led me to permanently damaging my back.

If only the younger me had read this book, which offers level headed, positive dietary advice but more importantly helps you appreciate that you can do your body some good, without constantly criticising it or doing it harm by excess.

As an avid listener of the podcast it was great to hear Laura narrate this audiobook with the care and attention that we all love her for!

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  • Phoebe
  • 10-01-2019

Just what I've been waiting for

I have been eagerly awaiting this book since Laura announced it and purchased both a print copy and an audio book. Obviously as it was the release date today I haven't made it through the whole thing yet but I received my print copy a few days early and after looking through the 400+ pages, reading sections and today listening to a good chunk of the audio book I am already very impressed. The book is packed with valuable information and appears to be set out very well, the information is accessible and Laura's delivery of the audiobook seems to be brilliant (no surprise to those who listen to her podcast). I can't wait to work my way through the whole book and firmly believe that it will be a game changer for so many people. Thank you Laura!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2019

Life changing book. Thank you Laura!

This book has genuinely given me such a better perspective on why we need to change how we’re thinking about food, body weight. Etc. I went on my first diet when I was 8 years old and have been on one since. I am now 26 and vowed to never. Diet. Again. Yassss!!!!!!

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  • Mrs Emma Thomson
  • 19-05-2019

A must read for anyone looking to change their thinking around food

Amazing book that resonated so much of a lifetime of dieting bull! Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to change their relationship with food. Additional podcasts at the end were also fantastic.

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  • Dorothy Zbornak
  • 28-03-2019

Really recommend

Having just been diagnosed with T2 diabetes I've been bombarded with unsolicited diet and wellness advice. Carbs are now apparently my kryptonite &I can reverse the T2 drinking gallons of bone broth. Ugh. Laura's book cuts thru the bollox and really helps trust back into your body.

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  • Elisabeth Rekker
  • 25-03-2019

Very hard to do exercises with audiobook

I love the content of the book and have learned so much. It is however very hard to keep track of assignments as you have to remember where they are or go back to place bookmarks. There is a PDF attached, it would have been amazing if it could have included the various assignments as I really like the content, but I feel that as it is an audio book, I miss out on a lot of the usefulness as it is difficult to find / do the assignments after I've listened to them. After all, audio books are great for being on the go, but it's tricky with this one. It's sad as I think it is a great book and has thought me so much about intuitive eating and disordered eating. I feel like I have to go buy a hard copy of the book for it to be fully useful. Absolute, absolute shame.

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  • Brownberrie
  • 14-01-2019

Compassionate and real

Evidence-based advice from somebody who knows their subject. Well-informed and full of tools to help you give up food rules while tuning back into your body and the signals it is giving you. Nourishment for body and soul. I wish I had this book years ago. The author is clear and her compassion shines through.

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  • ceren yavu<
  • 13-01-2019

This book will teach you make peace with food

I am a nutritionist, have been following Laura's work for 2 years and was looking forward to the book for a while. The book teaches how to apply intuitive eating in real life which is a non-diet nutrition approach used by nutritionists and dietitians with clients who are chronic dieters or have a problematic relationship with food. It is aimed at the general public and is written in an easy to understand way. I think it's a good resource to get someone started with intuitive eating. If you are sick and tired of dieting and feeling guilty of what you eat, this book is for you!

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  • D. Mills
  • 19-01-2019

Brilliant

I'm 29 and I'm sick of diets, this book provides a brilliant alternative strategy. Bravo!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2019

Really irritating read

Entire concept was poor. Had to fast forward at the end to get it over with!

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