A guide to using your Enneagram personality type to understand your
approach to eating, dieting, and exercise. Have you ever wondered
why some people seem to adore food, while others find eating simply
a need? Why some people just love to work out and others absolutely
abhor anything to do with physical exercise? Why some love
entertaining, while others would rather spend a quiet evening
alone? In The Enneagram of Eating, Ann Gadd reveals how the
well-known Enneagram system of personality types can explain your
relationship to food and exercise. Including an easy Enneagram
food-personality test to find your type, she devotes a full chapter
to each of the 9 personality types. She provides an understanding
of each type's emotional eating triggers, including the emotional
wounds and childhood patterns that formed them, what exercise
regime will keep you motivated, why you entertain the way you do
(or don't), and the best methods for weight loss or gain. Gadd
shows how knowing how each type reacts around food will make it
easier for us to alter our subconscious programming and become not
only physically, but emotionally healthier. Offering fascinating
insight into our subconscious attitudes toward food, she aims to
inspire you to become more aware of your approach to eating in
general, so you can develop healthier and happier ways of being.
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The Enneagram of Eating: understand your choices
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 | Review by: Lydia C
The Enneagram of Eating. Ann Gadd takes us on an easy read into the world of food choices, addictions, entertaining and exercise through the lens of the nine Enneagram personalities. While many books have been written on the Enneagram, this is the first Iíve come across on this topic. The different levels of emotional health and how they translate in each types relationship to eating (emotional and physical health) give deeper insight. This is not a diet book however, i.e. its not going to suggest what you should be eating and how, rather it provides an insight into why each type may have gained weight. Gadd hopes that in enhancing your understanding of your relationship to food, it will help you work with the emotional cause of your weight gain. The test as the back of the book provides for fun clues as to your type for those who are still in a quandary. Glimpses into how you eat out etc. may also help you to find your type. It is clear that a lot of research has gone into writing this book. A book worth reading if you want to understand your relationship with food, dieting and exercise. Her accessible style, touches of humor and interesting information, make for an enjoyable read.
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Insightful and empowering
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 | Review by: Jenni N
In this book Ann Gadd helped me to understand how Enneagrams offer so much more than just a really simple and accessible system for profiling nine different personality types. She explains how diet books and eating plans are, understandably, written with the (unconscious) bias of their authorís Enneagram personality type, for whom they have worked so well and proven to be so successful. However, for those of us with a different Enneagram type, their success is probably going to be limited at best, or remain elusive, confirming once more that we have failed, yet again.
There is a chapter for each Enneagram type as it relates to diet, eating, exercise and our relationship with ourselves and our bodies. It is then easy to recognise and better understand the key issues and challenges we each face around food and weight, and to see how our emotional health will be reflected in our physical wellbeing. She provides lots of anecdotes and vignettes with which we can identify, and some practical and easy to follow suggestions for doing things differently so as to open up opportunities for change and success, and she does this all with compassion and humour.
Ann Gaddís emphasis on taking responsibility for our own emotional and physical growth is refreshing and empowering. We owe it to ourselves to become increasingly conscious of what we are doing and feeling and why, and this is a book that will encourage us along this path.
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