An Adventure in Food, Courage, and Healing
How I Found Peace, Balance, and My Perfect Weight
By Stacey Morris
About Clean Comfort:
Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 6, 2014)
Part cookbook, part memoir, Clean Comfort tells the story of my rocky relationship with food, how the dieting hamster wheel ballooned my weight to 345 pounds, and how I ultimately made my way back to balance and sanity—while loving food. It was when I finally made peace with myself, healed my inner wounds, and accepted that I was a dyed-in-the-wool food lover, that I was finally able to release myself from the dieting–gluttony cycle and develop a non-adversarial relationship with food.
The first part of the book is a memoir that recounts my early years surviving bullying at school and low self-esteem; and how I used food as a salve to distract from unpleasant emotions such as sadness and anger. When I topped out at my highest weight at the age of 44, it was, ironically, a former professional wrestler—Diamond Dallas Page—who ultimately provided this Ivy-League-educated writer with her ticket to salvation.
The second part contains nearly 100 recipes that are “clean,” meaning gluten- and dairy-free. When I eliminated gluten and cow dairy, it upped my energy levels significantly, and the weight began coming off without struggle. I love comfort food and always will, so I developed wonderful recipes that pay homage to the genre, minus the traditional ingredients such as wheat, heavy cream, gobs of cheese, etc. Now I enjoy things like Quinoa Chocolate Cake, Cherry Cobbler, New England Clam Chowder, and Buffalo Shrimp—without stomach bloat, weight gain, or feeling like a zombie afterwards.
This book represents a roadmap to success that I hope others can follow: a way to eat and live in a profoundly healthy manner—and still enjoy the pleasures of eating good food!
What Readers Are Saying
“Stacey’s story is amazing, and the amount of time and effort she puts in giving back is even more incredible.”
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