Kindred Table

Emily Weeks


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Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781628604115
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 11/24/2020
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There is nothing more vital to the very existence of human beings than food. Cooking, gathering, and eating have been essential to what makes us human since our ancestors began walking this planet. From the lavish feasts offered to royals, to a modest meal served to families gathered around a table to celebrate a holiday, food has always been central to human culture.
Food has been used for celebration, tradition, healing, comforting, and pleasure for thousands of years. Cooking and eating connect each and every one of us, yet in our modern society, we have made what should be simple, pleasurable, and delicious a complicated matter ridden with guilt. Food is no longer about nourishment and comfort; rather, it’s a regimented routine meant to induce shame in those who can’t stick to a diet or plan.
That’s where intuitive eating comes into play – an approach to becoming healthy and happy that doesn’t involve restriction or dieting. In her new book Kindred Table, Emily Weeks, RDN, LD allows you to break free from the shackles of modern dieting by using the intuitive approach designed specifically with families in mind.

Families today are overstressed and overworked, resulting in a reliance on quick processed foods and drive-through meals. Family meals are happening less frequently, and the use of fad diets to lose weight and get healthy is increasing, especially among kids and teenagers. An astonishing number of diets fail, leaving us feeling defeated and frustrated.
But what if we could live a life free from dieting, restriction, and the suffering that goes along with it? Kindred Table discusses why restriction doesn’t work and why striving for a certain weight does more harm than good. Instead, it explains how to introduce your family to intuitive eating and, most importantly, how to enjoy healthy and happy family meals.

Kindred Table includes:
  • Comprehensive guidance especially tailored for families, with tips for how introducing the intuitive approach to young children and teens
  • A special section on gentle nutrition—how to eat healthier as a family without feeling deprived or restricted
  • Tips for coming together for family meals, trying new foods, and reducing pickiness without a fight
  • Advice for how to become healthier as a family without focusing on weight or body size
  • Information about dealing with junk food and emotional eating as children and adults
  • Nutritionally balanced recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides, desserts, and snacks



With Emily by your side, you and your family will be able to walk away from dieting and rediscover the simple pleasures of eating.

Emily Weeks, RDN, LD, is the author behind the food and wellness website, zenandspice.com, and a nutrition and culinary communications expert based in Dallas, Texas.

She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Emily has been featured in publications such as Today’s Dietitian, Mind Body Green, Everyday Health, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and has won both the Dallas and Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Awards.

Emily believes the path to a nourished, happy life is to develop a healthy relationship with food, our minds and our bodies.

By cooking more at home, eating and moving intuitively, we can achieve peace of mind and be happy in the here and now. Follow along for delicious, easy recipes and simple strategies to learn how to become comfortable in the kitchen and embrace mindfulness.

Emily graduated with honors from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

She lives in Wylie, Texas with her husband, daughter and schnoodle puppy. When she’s not cooking or blogging, Emily loves taking her dog for a walk, going to yoga or cycling classes, and binge-watching TV shows with her husband, Nick.

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