Diet Dilemma Book Reviews

“I LOVED this book. I read it in one sitting!”


“Kate’s approach is refreshingly helpful.  Her text is so easy to read, with simple diagrams and useful questions to personally explore.  There is a great option to speed read the key messages – allowing you to go back to the book again and again to keep your focus.  Kate’s style is warm, with a positive energy that allows her to use more assertive language with you still feeling like she is a kind friend helping you to see a way through.

It is practical without being prescriptive.  While written for the general public, I think it is also a useful book for health care professionals to remind them too to step away from dieting culture traps.

I think personal trainers with integrity will benefit from greater insight.

It goes without saying that it is a gift to anyine wishing to move from dieting to enjoying food and improved health.”

“Five star book. Your book took what I knew in the back of my head to the forefront – lifestyle adjustments, not diets.”

“This book worked for me.  I am amazed at what a difference eating mindfully actually makes.  Diet Dilemmas doesn’t restrict the amount of food or reduce your choice of food, it just encourages the reader to really think about whether you are actually hungry, what does the food taste like and to pay attention to when you are satiated.  I feel in control of my food now, not deprived or dissatisfied.  It’s a great feeling.  I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to take control and not be a slave to the latest dieting fad.”

“Excellent, educative and informative, I highly recommend it.

Kate’s book is extremely informative and is clear and consistent in what I would call a holistic emphasis on individual’s relationships’ with food. The easy to follow chapters are constructed around what she has identified through years of experience in clinics, as common characteristics for many seeking weight loss and focuses on ways to prevent the usual tripping up over common obstacles.

Having said that, Kate’s approach is to facilitate better understanding of the rhetoric around diets and how a healthier relationship with food is desirable. The book promotes an attitude of choice for wellbeing and pleasure that can be achieved if foods are not labelled good or bad. Additionally restrictive diets that inevitably result in the yo-yo effect and weight gain overtime are challenged from a knowledgeable and supportive psychological perspective.”

“Fab, fab, fab! This book literally sums up most of my eating habits and diets over the years. A must read!”

“Thought provoking. A fresh and realistic approach”.

“If you have ever struggled with your weight and with ‘yo-yo’ dieting this book is excellent. It provides an alternative approach encouraging you to listen to your body and to your feelings of hunger and fullness; identify the reasons why you eat (and overeat) and attempts to challenge all those old diet rules which may or may not have worked for you in the past but more than likely didn’t work in the long term… Definitely worth reading and re-reading.”

Brilliant book.  This book helped me greatly to reconsider how dieting has helped me.  I feel more relaxed and in control of my eating now.

“Brilliant….addressed such a gap in the market”

“..empowers the reader to improve their relationship with food….supports the reader to change their mind-set and language around food….overall the book is easy to read, clear and concise…”

“Simple, no nonsense read.  I could relate to every chapter.  If you want a book that is going to tell you what to eat, this is not for you.  If you want a book that helps you to think about and improve your own problems with food, then worth a read.  Emphasises choice, not rules”.

“Really helpful book which is a great read, ideal if you want to lose weight once and for all! Full of helpful and practical tips.”