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What are you craving in 2013?

Here is the YouTube recording of “What Are You Craving in 2013? Five Ways to Restore Sanity and Serenity to Your Relationship With Food,” a webinar I gave on Feb. 5, 2013, for Ave Maria Press. If you don’t want to listen to the webinar, you can read an abbreviated version of my talk below the YouTube recording, which also features a Powerpoint presentation.  Read more

Conversations about Cravings

Just when I think I’ve said all there is to say about Cravings, I realize there’s a whole lot more. This week Cravings is featured on two podcasts and in a webinar. Read more

Real comfort food feeds the soul, not just the belly

Here’s a reader question that just came in, and I think it’s a good one, something we have to think about if we’re looking to break our food obsessions:

“I’m sure I need to read the book, but I’m wondering how to embrace the fact that food IS comfort on some level, we can’t really separate that from our experience with it. I love the image of Jesus cooking for the disciples on the seashore, when they had been out fishing all night. And in fact He gives HIMSELF to us as food! So it seems counter-intuitive to me to try to minimize the comfort aspect of our relationship with food in the quest for health, as people often do. How do you see this issue?” Read more

So, a Cuban and an Italian walk into a kitchen…

Today the “Pray, Love, Then Eat” blog tour makes a stop at Day by Day, blog of my friend and Catholic press veteran María de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda. I have to thank María for a fun interview that allowed me to cover some new ground on this topic. Gracias, amiga, for the chance to talk about Cravings on your blog: Read more

I love when my writing is compared to chocolate

I can’t think of anything better than having my book compared to a chocolate mint melting in your mouth. Thank you, Sarah Reinhard at Snoring Scholar, today’s “Pray, Love, Then Eat” blog tour stop, for saying my book is like an Andes mint. That made me so happy, even if it also made me want to eat chocolate for breakfast. Read more

Author of ‘Weightless’ weighs in on ‘Cravings’

Kate Wicker, author of Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body, had this to say about Cravings at her blog today, the fifth stop on the “Pray, Love, Then Eat” blog tour:

“I had the honor of reading an advanced copy of Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God by Mary De Turris Poust, which I highly recommend. It’s an uplifting read for anyone who has struggled with their weight or food and longs for freedom from obsessing over every inch of flesh. In her meaty (lots of food for thought here!) and excellent book, Poust devotes an entire chapter to the dangers of multitask eating and why it’s important to develop a more mindful approach to meals.” Read more

Beyond Cravings: Writing, the future, and more

Today’s “Pray, Love, Then Eat” blog tour stop is over at My Catholic Blog, where the interview goes beyond the subject of my new book, Cravings, to delve into some other aspects of my life. What? I think about more than chocolate and pasta? Yes. Here are some of the questions I answered for this one:

  • When did it dawn on you that writing was something you truly loved? Read more

‘What’s the deal with Catholicism and food?’

Today the Cravings Blog Tour — Pray, Love, Then Eat — makes a stop at The Catholic Foodie, where Jeff Young had this (and lots more) to say about my newest book: Read more

Did you enter today’s Cravings Blog Tour contest yet?

There’s still time to visit today’s blog tour stop: OSV Daily Take, where Sarah Hayes is writing about my newest book, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God, and giving readers a chance to win a copy of the book and enter the raffle for the Williams-Sonoma $100 gift card. Read more