Thursday, 9 December 2010
Are you Beyond Temptation?
We submitted a proposal to our publisher last week for our new book. The working title is: Beyond Temptation - How to stop treating yourself, picking all day, indulging, overdoing it, giving in, sneaking food, constant eating, emotional eating and generally eating too much. A bit long you might think… mmmm… maybe, we’re working on it!
It’s almost six years since we wrote Beyond Chocolate and we haven’t stopped exploring and experimenting for a minute. The Chocolate Fairies have not sat still, happy in the knowledge that we’d cracked it! The 10 principles in our first book are the basis of a healthy and balanced relationship with food and as we say in the book, we didn’t invent them (well, maybe the ‘be your own guru’ one is unique to BC) we simply took age-old, common sense ideas and made them accessible. And since then we’ve been looking at overeating in a lot more depth, we questioned and investigated. We’ve watched all our wonderful participants grappling and experimenting and out of their work and ours has emerged a process, a way of engaging with the part of us that is driven to overeat, the part of us that turns to food for comfort, or sweetness or distraction or just because it’s there, the part of us that falls into the trap over and over again, despite our very best intentions, despite everything we know... out of all that we have created a process which is not only unique and effective but which teaches us so much about ourselves and our overeating that we believe it enriches every part if our lives. That's been our experience...
We have been diving into the subject of overeating day after day, we have put it under the microscope and observed it, we’ve worked with it and we’ve carried out experiments (on ourselves!). We know more about overeating than we could ever have imagined was possible to know - and we’ve poured all of that knowledge and understanding into our new book.
And those of you who have worked with us either online or on a workshop are all in it too… not personally (no names or recognisable characters, promise!) but your stories are woven into it, we have created a set of fictional characters who tell the story of women’s overeating and who show us how we can gently, kindly, compassionately and definitively stop. We can’t wait to see it in print. We just can’t wait!