Here are some extra resources that you may find useful. IMPORTANT: Many people get annoyed when they find fault with a book or film because they liked certain aspects, but not all. It’s very important to approach these resources like you would a wonderful buffet. You’d probably not eat a sample of everything on the table. It’s the same with the ideas in these books and films- take what works, and discard the rest. This is especially true if you are atheist and find some of the concepts in spiritual books hard to stomach. For example, you could replace the word ‘God’ in A Course in Weight Loss’ with ‘your core self’ if it helps.
The Slow Down Diet by Marc David
The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren
The War of Art by Steven Pressfeld
A Course In Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde
Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth
Books by Harriet Morris, all available on Amazon. See my Amazon author page for the links.
How To Give Up Sugar: 30 Days To Freedom
How To Eat Slowly: 25 Games For Food Rebels
Permanent Weight Loss: The 1% Difference
Supersize Me – Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonalds for 30 days. See what happened in this entertaining and thought provoking documentary.
The Men Who Made Us Thin and The Men Who Made Us Fat – series of BBC documentaries aired in 2013. Search for them on YouTube. Although they have a pretty unhelpful “you poor public, the diet industry are evil, no need for you to take personal responsibility” underlying message, these documentaries do explain in a clear way how we got so overweight as a nation and gives some science that will help counteract unhelpful guilty feelings that many people experience about their weight.
Sunshine Cleaning – this has seemingly nothing to do with weight loss, but it has a very empowering message about the road to fulfilment being one that is uncomfortable at times, in fact downright disastrous! Although the subject – a woman who starts a business cleaning up crime scenes – sounds a bit gruesome, it is handled very sensitively.
The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum – although she only really comes into her own in the third part of this trilogy, the character Pamela Landy (played by Joan Allen) is a superb example of a good queen living in a world full of bad kings. Bourne is, of course, a good prince.