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Ravenous What Should I Eat How Much Should I Eat What Does It Mean To Be Nourished How Can I, A Food Lover And Lifelong Overeater, Learn To Be Satisfied These Are The Questions Dayna Macy Asks In Her Debut Memoir, Ravenous Like Many Of Us, Macy Has Had A Complicated Relationship With Food In Order To Transform This Relationship, Macy Embarks On A Year Long Journey To Uncover The Origins Of Her Food Obsessions From Her Childhood Home In Upstate New York, And Back Up The California Coast, Macy Travels Across The Country, Meeting With Farmers, Food Artisans, Butchers, A Zen Chef, A Forager, A Chocolatier, And Others To Understand Where Her Meals Come From, Why She Craves Certain Foods, And What Food Means To Her She Looks At How Nostalgia Is Deeply Embedded In Food, And How The Powerful Forces Of Family And Tradition Shape Our Food Choices Rather Than Head Straight For The Diet Manuals, She Chooses To Change Her Relationship With Food From The Inside Out She Delves Deeper Into The Spiritual Underpinnings Of Eating, Examines What It Means To Be Satisfied, And Ultimately Forges Her Own Path To Balance And Freedom.

Personal BiographyRavenous A Food Lover s Journey from Obsession to Freedom tells the story of how I made peace with my appetite and my body That journey, and the one I traveled to become a writer, both took a while.I was born in Rockland County, New York I went to college at Drew University, and then to graduate school at Brown University, where I got my degree in philosophy I thought I wante

10 thoughts on “Ravenous

  1. says:

    Dull, no insight, author doesn t seem to make much meaningful change in her emotional state She ends up going on a diet but doesn t call it one in order to lose weight and feel better about her body which is probably the most mainstream and harmful thing you can do when you have emotional eating and body image problems.Basic premise of the book A privileged, fat white woman feels that she has had lifelong emotional eating issues She is now at the largest size she s ever been and decides to explore why food has so much of a hold on her So instead of exploring her emotional landscape in depth, she decides to go visit people who produce the food she loves, as if this will give her some kind of insight into her emotional state Side note most of the research she does, such as visiting food artisans, traveling extensively, taking a private cooking class, getting private yoga lessons, etc, are all things only a person of financial privilege can do So apparently we can only figure out our food issues if we have lots of leisure time and a load of disposable income Summary of book let s watch people make cheese and sausage, oh I have emotional issues around food and I don t know why, now I m doing yoga, now a doctor who wrote the book on HAES neutrally described me as fat and I just about had a meltdown, and now I have figured out how to make peace with food and my body I will measure out my portions and write down everything I eat Yay, now I m losing weight so...

  2. says:

    Someone I don t remember who, thanks to whomever it was recommended this book to me and I grabbed a copy of it I will admit I was a bit hesitant I read half of Eat Pray Love, which it kind of sounded like I really didn t like that book, at all, not one bit.This was similar, for sure, but also a little realistic for the rest of us in the world that cannot take a year off and go off to points unknown The author visits places she can drive to, during her off times at work or on the weekends She visits with places she might actually be able to eat food from on a regular basis.I loved the premise of this book Understanding where your food comes The good, the bad and the really ugly I loved her bit about the olives As a fellow olive freak, I feel her The roughest part to read was the beef farm, but well, I mean, it happens and it was an important step in her journal But it was tough.I m not sure if she really freed herself from anything and I m not sure I would call this self help So, if you re reading this to lose weight, you re ...

  3. says:

    Why are you in this body What does your body have to teach you These questions that Dayna asks herself stood out to me I like to think that, as humans, we are put in our lives specifically to work on things You are the person you are with the challenges you face for a reason Your soul chose your life to grow spiritually That could be the wrong answer to why we re here, but it s what I like to think about my life at least I never thought that perhaps my spirit could choose the shell of my life my body in order to teach me as well I liked that That said, I wanted from this book I liked reading about CSAs, wild foraging and Dayna s trip to a slaughterhouse to see how an animal becomes meat on our plates She alternated a discussion of food with accounts of her life I got it our environments and experie...

  4. says:

    This book is not just about hunger and longing for food, it far a spiritual journey through where food comes from from small yet bountiful gardens and farms, the diary farms, straight through to cattle ranching and slaughtering and how one should have a reverence for that food Macy leaves no stone unturned in this story of her study of all forms of food and where it all comes from and the creation of fresh food from the ingredients she explores Near the end she discusses making her own peace with food, what a normal serving is as opposed to what she was used to eating, and coming out on the other side having learned far about herself and the world around her The thing that makes this far less of a simple memoir is the lyrical prose that Macy uses to tell her story Even though she has written extensively for magazines, this is her first book She uses first person, present tense prose a difficult framework to use and hold so well in a full length book It brings a sense of...

  5. says:

    Another experiment on my new Kindle Really interesting book,not just the author s need to find out the root cause of her overeating, but really interesting chapters about different foods, different chefs, very Northern California Tree Hugger type, but enjoyable reading Also, some good recipes

  6. says:

    My perspective comes as a result of receiving this book through s Vine program If I had picked it up in a bookstore and actually had a chance to flip through the contents, I would not have bought it.The title Ravenous A Food Lover s Journey from Obsession to Freedom would seem to be targeting an audience of readers who is concerned about their relationship to food Generally they would head into the book looking for something that would be personally helpful in their own quest Here is where the reader is cheated and left hungry There is a superficiality here, concluding with manage your portion size A better author to read who treats the topic with depth and respect is Geneen Roth.If the writer s title had accurately reflected the theme of the book, learning about where we get our food and only that, then it would have been relatively interesting and true to the content Each chapter focuses on a particular food or way of obtaining food with the final section focusing on yoga Reading the book felt as if I were reading several magazine articles from a food magazine Each could stand alone The fact that the author includes some of her personal history in these chapters was really the only thing that kept me going through the read, plus a commitment to review f...

  7. says:

    Great readInteresting perspective on one s personal health journey Thoughtful and complete as it relates to mind, body and soul I recommend this1

  8. says:

    While someone without issues with food might not find RAVENOUS A FOOD LOVER S JOURNEY FROM OBSESSION TO FREEDOM compelling, I did It spoke to me I understood Macy s squashing of feelings with food, her memory infused love affair with traditional meals, and her inability to stop eating even when full Dayna Macy is a middle aged mom who begins to take an honest look at her journey with food Rather than begin a diet, she wants to go to the core of food and her issues swirling around it Curious about how the food that she loves like cheese, sausage, olives, greens and even beef come to her table, Dayna s inside look makes her reexamine her relationship with nourishment in a way that no diet ever could Following each food type that she delves into is a recipe, many of which I am anxious to try myself Why might there be recipes in a book about overeating Because food is not the culprit Our inability to stop eating it is RAVENOUS is an easy to read book with beautiful phrases peppered throughout Although Dayna kicks herself for not venturing into writing sooner, she absolutely has a way with words This is a book...

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    While someone without issues with food might not find RAVENOUS A FOOD LOVER S JOURNEY FROM OBSESSION TO FREEDOM compelling, I did It spoke to me I understood Macy s squashing of feelings with food, her memory infused love affair with traditional meals, and her inability to stop eating even when full Dayna Macy is a middle aged mom who begins to take an honest look at her journey with food Rather than begin a diet, she wants to go to the core of food and her issues swirling around it Curious about how the food that she loves like cheese, sausage, olives, greens and even beef come to her table, Dayna s inside look makes her reexamine her relationship with nourishment in a way that no diet ever could Following each food type that she delves into is a recipe, many of which I am anxious to try myself Why might there be recipes in a book about overeating Because food is not the culprit Our inability to stop ea...

  10. says:

    Food can be a lot of things Delicious Nourishing Yummy But food can be much than that It can be protection, comfort, pleasure, and love Like in Dayna Macy s case.With her memoir Ravenous A Food Lover s Journey From Obsession To Freedom she offers a downright honest look into what food meant and means to her, from early childhood up to the present Admittedly this book wasn t quite what I expected it to be, starting off with a praise to different foods, which made me think that Know Thy Food would probably have been a appropriate title Slowly, the author then embarks on a journey to uncover the origins of her food obsession, starting off with the foods she loves, moving on to the exploration of food production which was actually my favorite part of the book , and moving along to knowing and appreciating what you eat And let s not forget that she even throws in recipes at the end of each chapter, which are celebrations of food in i...

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