Food is said to be the most abused 'drug', with 700,000 people in Britain currently estimated to be suffering from obesity. A recent article in The Observer quoted slimming as being 'the nation's favourite obsession'. This book takes a good look at some of the issues and misconceptions surrounding eating and dieting. Light-hearted commentary, quotes from celebrities such as Nigella Lawson, Delia Smith, Dawn French and Rosemary Conley and lively cartoons combine with practical tips to produce a book that is both entertaining and helpful. Section headings: Food Focus, Dietbusters, Downsizing, Choc-alert, Pick n' Mix. Also in this series: The Thing About Mums; The Thing About Dads; The Thing About Stress; The Thing About Kids
Liz Babbs, M.Ed, is a former ME sufferer who now leads an active life as a teacher, dancer, writer, speaker and retreat leader. She tours internationally, raising awareness of ME, stress relief and other issues. She is also the author of The Thing About Stress. Kate Sheppard, popular illustrator of The Thing About Mums, The Thing About Stress and The Thing About Kids, provides lively cartoon-style illustrations.