Instaread Summary, Analysis & Review of Melissa Hartwig's Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
Four out of five stars
This book is best described as “Just Another Diet Book” or JADB. There is nothing in this summary that will convince the reader that there is anything that has not been stated before. This is clear from the list of key takeaways.
*) Achieving food freedom requires people to change their attitudes about eating so that they can make healthy decisions and do not feel that the occasional indulgence is a moral failing.
*) Eliminating potential problem foods must be done in a structured way so that people can better identify the foods that don’t make them feel healthy and vibrant.
*) People should choose the type of dietary reset that best suits their needs.
*) Planning helps the reset phase go smoothly.
*) The reintroduction phase, which follows the elimination diet, must proceed slowly so that it’s effective.
*) Instead of permanently cutting out foods that aren’t healthy, people need to determine whether or not an indulgence is worth it.
*) Strategies to delay deciding on indulgences can help people feel more in control of what they eat.
*) Food freedom is best sustained with a growth mindset.
*) Food freedom is easier to achieve when people take steps to combat chronic stress.
*) Interpersonal relationships can be affected when a person adopts a healthier lifestyle.
If you can see something new in this list, you are better at discerning content than I am.
This summary is a good one, in that it describes the book well. However, the content has been done so many times before that there is nothing in terms of new content, only the new label of “Food Freedom.”