Eat by Choice, Not by Habit

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Combining sound dietary information with the techniques of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process, this booklet shifts the focus from simple weight loss to changing the ways readers relate to food and their food choices. Eating is a need, but for those caught in cycles of over-consumption and dieting, it's often a poor attempt to meet other needs, such as emotional fulfillment. When reconnected to actual needs, however, consumption habits turn into nutritional choices, signaling greater freedom.

Find practical strategies to break out of unhealthy eating cycles by becoming aware of your needs. Rather than a proscriptive fad diet, readers learn to dig deeper to the emotional consciousness that underlies our eating patterns. Learn to enjoy the tastes, smells and sensations of healthful eating once again.


Sylvia Haskvitz, M.A., R .D., is a registered dietitian and CNVC Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. As part of the Eat by Choice Movement, she offers workshops around the globe and serves as the Dean of Educational Services with Elicity Network, Inc., inspiring people to explore their food and body connections. She co-wrote with Jan Henrikson two Eat by Choice e-Guidebooks—one for adults and one for children. Her essay "Enemy Images" was published in the book, Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. She has also directed and produced a weekly radio program and hosted a television show. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.