Ravenous – a food lover’s journey from obsession to freedom by Dayna Macy

Ravenous is a journal of Dayna Macy’s journey to discover the reasons for her obsession with food, which she feels has caused her difficulties in managing her weight.

She summarizes her experience into 3 groups: Seduction, Communion and Transformation. She shares candid stories of her past and current experiences which have shaped her relationship with food, and her hands on research that she’s done to really allow her to delve deeply into the process from planting to cooking.

In the section about Seduction, she has a one on one encounter with five of her food group weaknesses – actually learning about and experiencing how they are made.

In her section on Communion she writes about her visits to the local farming co-op that feeds her family; some time spent foraging for wild vegetation; preparing her traditional family feast; baking bread; visiting a slaughter house; and revisiting her hometown, where she feels her particular love for food developed.

In the final section on Transformation she writes about her experiences fasting; melding of mind and body through yoga; learning about portion control; and learning about other’s relationships with food through volunteering at a soup kitchen.

I sat down last evening to have a look at this book. Once I began reading this amazing journey, I couldn’t stop until I finished. Danya Macy’s writing flows easily and is deliberately and deliciously colorful. I loved the stories, the honesty, and having the sense that I could relate to her struggle. I applaud her courage for her hands-on approach to becoming more intimate with food. I was not able to read the chapter she wrote on the slaughter of calves but I praise her for having the courage to endure the experience. And as an added treat, she shares some of the recipes from her experiences, at the end of each chapter, so that we can more closely share her experience.

Link to info about the book:  Ravenous
Link to info about the author: Dayna Macy

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.