Just a few adjustments in your food choices day- to- day can make for a healthier heart. Joining us this morning with some comparisons is Tanya Zuckerbrot, author of the F-factor diet.
Fiber One vs. Oatmeal
Salmon vs. Swordfish
Red Wine vs. White Wine
Asparagus vs. Corn on the Cob
Cantaloupe vs. Honeydew
-----A THOUSAND LITTLE BITES-----
Hurtful comments, negativity and harmful actions against us take "little bites" out of each of us. Loving yourself and letting go motivated Melissa Pasch to write the book "A Thousand Little Bites." She's with us this morning.
1. What inspired you to write the book?
It started out as a light, funny diary, of a saga to lose 10 pounds and turned into so much more. The book is my personal story and after letting some women read my journal, they told me I had to get it in print because I was going to help so many people with sharing it.
2. Why do you think women are connecting with the book?
The book is so real, it's written by a real woman and people can relate to that. Women feel comfortable after reading it knowing someone else is feeling the same thoughts that they are.
3. What makes your book stand out over other books on body image?
I believe it's my approach. I tried to narrate the book, so while you are reading you are actually having a conversation with me.
4. Give us some tips on how to make you feel better right now.
One amazing exercise is to write down what your best friend would say about you if asked (this helps you focus on all of your wonderful qualities)
5. How is the book helping people with other self-esteem issues, not just eating disorders?
People have contacted me saying they don't necessarily have an issue with food, but they had low self esteem issues stemming from something else and my book has helped them tremendously.
6. What are people saying about the book?
One comment that stands out is "It's painful and comforting to know how deeply diet and body image affects other women." Also, I've heard from several people that once they started reading it, they couldn't put it down until they were finished. I think it's because the book it so heartfelt and so honest and people appreciate that - that's what inspires them.
7. Describe what the title means.
I was trying to explain that I feel "bites" are taken out of us constantly. The bites are the hurtful comments, unconstructive thoughts that creep into our heads.