Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Romance Diet by Destiny Allison

Losing weight or dieting is something most of us think about on a daily basis yet do little about. Worse yet, most diet-related books bore us to the point of never getting past the first few pages.

That’s not the case with THE ROMANCE DIET: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves by Destiny Allison. This poignant and stirring memoir has a message most everyone can relate to. In addition, it’s written in smooth, easy flowing manner that holds you spellbound. It’s unlike any diet book I’ve ever read.

The author tackles not only her weight issues, but also begins to understand and acknowledge there’s more in our daily lives that adds to this problem. She explains how underlying problems add to the unwanted pounds just like age or the unavoidable effects of hormones can have on our bodies.

Don’t expect to find fat burning exercises, overnight weight loss advice or even low calorie recipes in THE ROMANCE DIET. Do expect to find invaluable insight on how the author changed her outlook on eating and dieting to help improve her overall health and happiness. Allison’s frank assessment of herself, self-doubt and all, gives readers a new perspective on how to look at dieting.

The author discusses some of the reasons we tend to overeat and ways she found to cut down and strengthen her marriage at the same time. Learning why we eat, how we eat and how much we eat can improve one’s overall health and lifestyle. The author explores how stress, body image issues and deep-seated problems can add to unhealthy patterns that can lead to weight gain.

Allison holds nothing back in this inspiring look at how to get healthy, lose some weight and have a happier lifestyle. The story is told in a such a manner you feel you’re having a friendly chat with the author while exercising without realizing it.

If you’re looking to make some changes in your lifestyle and diet, be sure to check out THE ROMANCE DIET … it’s a refreshing way to improve the way you live and eat.

The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves by Destiny Allison, Sunstone Press, @2016, ISBN: 978-1632930903, Paperback, 110 Pages  

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely. 


Author Destiny Allison
Destiny Allison is an award winning sculptor and author. The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves, is her fourth book and was released in January 2016. Other books include Shaping Destiny: A quest for meaning in art and life, and two novels, Pipe Dreams and Bitterroot

She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her loving husband and rambunctious dogs. Find out more about Destiny Allison on her blog

You can also read a sample of The Romance Diet HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you to read the book sample and check out Destiny’s book. Do you like reading diet books? What do you like least about diet books?


  1. Eating is a cornerstone of life and there's so many ways it can be twisted - and many ways it can be a positive.

    1. I agree, Alex. Sometimes, I think my weight is a thermometer that measures my mental and emotional health. As long as I'm taking care of myself and happy, it's easy to stay healthy physically.

  2. This sounds really fascinating, Mason. Eating is so much more than satisfying hunger; there are a lot of other levels to it. Same thing with how we view our appearance. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Margot. Eating is so much more, or can be, because it's tied to our sense of security in the world and appeals to us sensually. Our appearance is a constant struggle because of the expectations placed upon us. Learning to love ourselves makes managing food so much easier.

  3. Hi Mason - this sounds like a very interesting read. Eating is so easy ... I don't like being dictated to - about what I should or shouldn't eat ... I know my body - and really need to adjust to that. Thankfully I'm in manageable mode re eating. Fascinating post .. cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks, Hilary. So glad it interests you. I hate being dictated to also and think all the things we're told about what we should and shouldn't be and do are really destructive because they destroy our autonomy and ultimately our self-esteem. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Mason. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book!


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