Happy Herbivore had the wonderful idea to start an online book club. We loved the idea and thought we would join in the fun as well!
You can read all about it here.
The first month we will read the book: The Pleasure Trap by Doug Lisle and Allan Goldhammer. Each month we’ll be reading a book and posting thought questions each week (on Sunday) here and on goodreads to discuss our progress of the book.
The Pleasure Book is one of our favorite books and one that we have read a few times now (and will read again for the book club!). It has been key in helping us understand WHY, despite all of the information we have, making good food choices can still seem difficult.
From the inside the cover of the book:
“A wake-up call to even the most health conscious people, The Pleasure Trap boldy challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today’s contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Authors Douglas Lisel, Ph.D., and Alan Goldhamer, D.C., provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.
Inspired by stunning original research, comprehensive clinical studies, and their successes with thousands of patients, the authors construct a new paradigm for the psychology of health, offering fresh hope for anyone stuck in a self-destructive rut. Integrating principals of evolutionary biology with trailblazing, proactive strategies for wellness, they argue that people who are chronically overweight, sick and ailing, or junk food junkies aren’t that way because they’re lazy, undisciplined, or stuck with bad genes. The authors reveal that most are victims of a dilemma that harkens back to our prehistoric past-”the Pleasure Trap.”
Drs. Lisle and Goldhamer then call upon their clinical experience, scientific investigations, and a recent revolution of understanding in human motivational psychology to provide you with solutions for the challenges of keeping on a healthful course-and how to make the most of your life.”
If you have just started your plant-strong journey or you have been on it for a long time, this will be a great read for you. And if you have already read it, we’d LOVE to have you join in the discussion.
To get things started we thought we would giveaway 2 copies of “The Pleasure Trap”. Simply leave a comment below and answer this question: How long did it take you to kick the cravings for your favorite unhealthy foods?
We will pick two winners, and you will get to choose a hard copy or kindle version of the book! If you don’t have kindle, you can get the app for free for your smart phone, or even for your computer!
Be sure to check back this Sunday for this week’s thoughts and questions!