Weight Watchers Survivors - Women Food And Desire

Weight Watchers Survivors & The Diet Industrial Complex

Many women come to me and call themselves “weight watchers rejects.”

I call them weight watchers survivors.


Weight Watchers Survivors - Women Food And Desire

Our current “diet industrial complex” is full of programs that DON’T teach us to listen to and have compassion for our bodies.

Those programs are based on deprivation, shame-inducing public weigh-ins, pointless point counting, and don’t do nearly enough to address the plague of weight-loss resistance, gut disorders, and hormonal imbalances caused by food sensitivities.

We need a new way to heal and get right with our bodies.

A way of eating for self-love, that helps us listen to our true cravings for freedom, ease, and engagement.

The 4 root causes of cravings, bacterial, nutritional, emotional, and physical, are real and valuable healing paths to walk down.

Healing begins with quiet listening to your cravings and asking “what am I really wanting right now?”

Join us – go to www.WomenFoodAndDesire.com and order this ground breaking book today.

We are curious, supportive, and DONE with the old body-shaming way of doing health.

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how “it’s not that bad” is killing us – reset your adrenals now

Feeling run down…

Tired and wrung out…

Lost my mojo…

Weight loss resistant…

Irritable and moody…

This state of being is all too common – I hear it from my clients, readers, and even from myself.

And this way of “living” is killing us.

Slowly but surely, our exhaustion and overwhelm are destroying our vitality, and it’s time to end the suffering.

Our adrenals are suffering, and they are off-balance, causing:


-out of control sugar cravings

-hormone imbalance

-weight gain, anger and depression

If any of this resonates with you, and you’re ready to heal your body, and get your vitality back, please watch this video I made with Dr. Alan Christianson about his new book, The Adrenal Reset Diet.

This new book is my map to better energy, healed sleeping patterns and hormonal stability.
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Dr. Alan is a brilliant, kind, generous man, and I’m lucky to call him my friend!

You can pre-order Dr. Alan’s book here,

or go to his website and learn more about his work, recommendations, and more:

BIG news: UK version of Women, Food & Desire is available for pre-order!

So excited about this cover!

The UK version of Women, Food and Desire is available for pre-order!

Click here to order: 

Can’t wait to get my hands on this version of my book-baby…

Women, Food & Desire UK

Women, Food + Desire – the book trailer

The book arrives to mailboxes and bookstores January 6th, 2015, but here’s a taste of what you’re in store for:

The Great American Detox Chosen As January’s Top Read For Sachem Library

I’m honored that the Sachem Library has chosen my 1st book, The Great American Detox Diet, as a top read for January. Filled with over 100 heart-healthy, cholesterol-free recipes, this book details how I helped heal Morgan Spurlock’s body after his Super Size Me fast food diet binge:

Order your copy of the Great American Detox Diet Here:

Great American Detox Diet

Great American Detox Diet

Vegan Cooking For Dummies Featured in Eugene’s Register Guard

When I was back home in Oregon over Thanksgiving, I did an interview with the local paper. Read here for details on my book and 3 freebie recipes, including 1 great heart healthy bean recipe:

Nava Atlas Shares My Recipes – I’m Blushing With Pride!

Friend, inspiration, and author extraordinaire Nava Atlas has a couple of my cleansing recipes from Vegan Cooking For Dummies on her site. Celebrate January (National Soup Month!) with recipes from Nava’s Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons

See what she has to say, and get my recipes here:



Vegan Cooking for Dummies has just been published by Wiley Publishing. And quite fittingly, its author is Alexandra Jamieson, a professionally trained vegan chef and board certified holistic health counselor. Alex was featured in the award-winning documentary, Super Size Me. A complete review will be featured in next month’s newsletter.

After the holiday season, I feel like I don’t want to look at food for the rest of my life (or at least, until next month) other than the occasional soup, very light and cleansing fruits and veggies, and above all, cleansing beverages. There are a slew of tempting choices in this book. Here are two that look incredibly appealing: “

A Joyous Holiday Contest For My Readers – Win Vegan Cooking For Dummies & More!

Did you catch that incredible full-solstice-moon last night?

I love the winter solstice – it’s a reminder of our cyclical lives and that every year we have the chance to be quiet, introspective, and cozy. What better way to celebrate winter than to create new delicious, healthy meals for yourself and friends?

I was honored to meet cookbook authoress Colleen Patrick-Goudreau this fall at the World Peace & Yoga Jubilee in Ohio. Colleen gave me copies of her books to give away to my readers, and I’m making this the best holiday write-in contest ever!

Not only will you get copies of Colleen’s books:

The Joy Of Vegan Baking and The Vegan Table

You’ll also receive a signed copy of my new book Vegan Cooking For Dummies (see the glowing reviews here!), containing 160 fabulous recipes.

To complete the package, you’ll get these books in a gorgeous organic cotton tote bag from The Humane Society:

So how can you win this treasure trove of goodies?

Either Tweet this contest and Follow Me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/alexnutrition

A winner will be chosen on 12/28, so write in soon!

Be well,


Cooking Up Pumpkin Pancakes & Mochi Waffles From Vegan Cooking For Dummies

I was recently in my hometown of Portland, Oregon (Go Ducks!) to visit my family and promote the publication of my third book, Vegan Cooking For Dummies.

One of the coolest parts of the trip home was speaking at Powell’s Books, the mecca for all bibliophiles, and appearing in a cooking segment on the local talk show AM Northwest.

Watch my cooking demo here! vegan pumpkin pancakes, gluten free waffles, mochi waffles, easy recipes

At the bottom of the page, you can even get a copy of these two recipes which appear in my new book – freebie bonus!