Hips, Hunger, and the Pursuit of Healing (e-Book)
co-authored with Lauren Fowler, RDN
You're tired of being told what you “should” and “shouldn’t” eat, yet you long for guidance on how to eat “right."
You're sick of spending so much mental energy thinking about calories, carbs, refined sugars and “superfoods.”
You're tired of spending $100 on yoga pants just to try to find the most “flattering” pair, then comparing your body to everyone in yoga class when you’re trying to feel relaxed and spiritual.
You want to rise above this undercurrent of fear, scarcity, comparison, and not ________ enough.
You want to feel like you have control over your eating, instead of the other way around.
You long to remember what it’s like to move your body out of a sense of joy and playfulness, rather than a sense of obligation and punishment.
You long to feel free.
Imagine what it would feel like to have a relaxed, flexible relationship with food, and a compassionate connection with your body. Think of what else you would be spending all that time, energy, and money on.
And guess what? That vision can absolutely become your reality.
We wrote Hips, Hunger, and the Pursuit of Healing to help you on your path to this new reality. This book will serve as both inspiration and a tactical guide on your journey of redesigning your relationship with your body and food.
What Makes us Qualified to Act as Your Guides?
To this book, we (Lauren Fowler and Valerie Martin) have brought years of personal and professional experience with disordered eating and body image. We know what it’s like to be feel frustrated, lost, and stuck in a vicious cycle with both food and body.
Not only have we been there ourselves, but we’ve also had extensive training and experience with helping other women release negative beliefs and behaviors, and move toward joy and balance.
Lauren is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), the industry standard for nutrition expertise and certification. Valerie is a Licensed Master Social Worker and works as a therapist at a renowned treatment center with women in recovery from eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and other mental health issues.
Our blend of nutrition and psychological expertise is part of what makes this book uniquely valuable. You can find out more about us at the bottom of this page.
What People Are Saying about Hips, Hunger, and the Pursuit of Healing
"A wonderful tool for people wishing to have a healthy relationship with food and their body! Valerie and Lauren's eBook is based on the philosophy of Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, whose book Intuitive Eating sits on my bookshelf alongside Susie Orbach’s On Eating and Geenen Roth’s Women, Food and God. Hips, Hunger & the Pursuit of Healing addresses the same principles as the classics and acts as a user-friendly complement. Getting in touch with our Intuitive Self is a process that takes time to reconnect to, and Valerie and Lauren recognize this. They offer a supportive and empowering guide that provides concrete exercises for learning intuitive eating and overcoming body image obstacles—advice that comes from their own personal and professional experiences. Easy to dip in and out of, it’s a useful and accessible resource I’d recommend to anyone seeking to make peace with their body."
- Sharon Haywood, B.A., B. Sc. Freelance writer and editor, founder of AnyBody Argentina, member of Global Advisory Board for Dove's Self-Esteem Project
“Those who struggle with disordered eating or who simply want to find peace in our diet and body-obsessed culture will find solace in this book. Thank you Lauren and Valerie for beautiful and heartfelt resource. Your professional and personal journeys offer practical tools for self-love and healing.”
-Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, LDN Nutrition Expert, Mom, Wife, Cook, Professional Speaker & Creator of YourSupperSolution.com
"Valerie and Lauren weave their personal and professional experience into this insightful guide on intuitive eating and body acceptance. Each page is full of truth and hope. It is possible to heal your relationship to food and your body when you understand and apply the concepts laid out in Hips, Hunger, and the Pursuit of Healing."
-Jessica Raymond, MS Founder and Director of Recovery Warriors, Creator of Rise Up + Recover app, host of The Recovery Warrior Show podcast
What do I get when I buy the eBook?
Upon purchase, you’ll receive an email with a downloadable PDF that's viewable on your computer, tablet, or phone using a PDF reader or Kindle app.
IMPORTANT DOWNLOAD NOTE: Upon purchase, you’ll receive an email with a downloadable zip file that includes the eBook in a PDF form. You must first download it on a computer. The PDF is then viewable on your computer, tablet, or phone using a PDF reader or Kindle app. (This is the only way to ensure you'll get your bonuses!)
Whether you resonate with the experiences mentioned at the top of this page, or you’ve already started the work of healing, this book will absolutely help you get further along on your journey. With Hips, Hunger, & The Pursuit of Healing, you’ll get:
- 9 lessons on Intuitive Eating, including “Intuitive Eating 101”
- 9 lessons on Body Image
- Intuitive Eating Tip Sheet
- Body Image Crisis Plan
- A seamless combination of mindset tips, practical tools and exercises, personal stories, and helpful info
This eBook, along with your personal commitment to the journey, will help you find the freedom you’re seeking around food and your body. This freedom will help you live your life in joy, without thinking about food or your body 100% of the time. The eBook combines lessons in intuitive eating and body image because both are essential to find freedom.
FREE BONUS: InstaBliss
When you buy the eBook, we’ll send you “InstaBliss” FREE, in both a desktop background format and an attractive printable PDF format.
Offered exclusively as a bonus with this eBook, InstaBliss is a guide of our absolute favorite quick tips and techniques to get rebalanced during your day when you’re struggling with body image, mood, negative self-talk, food cravings, or low motivation.
Will this eBook help me lose weight?
It depends. While weight loss is not the focus of our eBook, working on intuitive eating and body image work may or may not lead to changes with your weight. Our eBook focuses on teaching you how to develop a healthy relationship with food and accept your body, regardless of your weight.
Will this eBook help me recover from an eating disorder?
While this eBook is not a substitute for treatment of an eating disorder, it may be a helpful resource to use along with a treatment team of health professionals. If you are recovering from an eating disorder, you may find it useful to learn about intuitive eating or healthy body image.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the book!
15-Day Money Back Guarantee: We know you'll be happy with your purchase of the Hips, Hunger, and the Pursuit of Healing, and that’s why we're offering a 15-day money-back guarantee. If you aren’t pleased with the eBook, send me an email at valerie (at) wakingupinwonder (dot) com.