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 authors 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 Gadds 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.
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 Ive 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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