If you've tried every diet on the market to no avail, if eating and weight are affecting your physical health, your career, your relationships, your mental health, and your self-worth, then Never Enough is for you.
Equal parts self-help and memoir, this moving book contains everything you need to develop healthy relationships with food, others, and, most importantly, yourself.
Certified Food Addiction Counselor and Founder of the Food Addiction Recovery Program, Sandra Elia, delves deep into her own tenuous battle with compulsive eating and lays out a scientifically proven plan for you to achieve peace with food once and for all.
This book isn't just another trendy diet that delivers temporary results but ultimately leaves you feeling depleted. It's a lifestyle guide that prioritizes your spiritual and emotional wellbeing as a means to achieving physical vitality. The proof of its success lies in Sandra's manifold, glowing client testimonials.
So if you're ready, take Sandra's hand, and allow her to lovingly guide you down the path to food serenity.
"Sandra has authentically and poignantly described the practical steps for a full recovery. Never Enough will help you embrace radical acceptance of yourself with appropriate guidance in plain language to develop a personalized recovery plan."
-Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH
"With her words of love and understanding, Sandra is a beacon of hope that illuminates every situation with optimism. Her incredible insight has earned the admiration of patients, doctors, and academics alike - an inspirational role model for us all! But it's not just her unwavering positivity that stands out; she also seamlessly pairs this outlook with hard scientific evidence to facilitate healing like no one else can. Never Enough gives us access to Sandra's inspiring wisdom - definitely something you should not miss!"
-Dr. Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C), Medical Director Wharton Medical Clinic & Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
"Sandra Elia's book Never Enough could not come at a better time for society as we begin to confront the long-known science of the impact of ultra-processed 'food like substances' on humans' addiction to food, and its devastating impact on our health and wellbeing. Whether it is from the practical exercises in each chapter, the first-hand accounts of everyday people getting to the other side of food addiction, the 3 pillars to shift from food addiction to food serenity, or numerous other nuggets of wisdom from Sandra's life experiences and professional work, there is something in these pages for anyone at any stage of their journey to find neutrality with food. More importantly, her powerful combination of real talk, science, lived experience, client testimonies, writing style, and a ton of pure love for people, Sandra provides a highly accessible way to help people finally confront the required 'inside work' that they have either avoided, or that has been unavailable to them for years, if not decades."
- Zayna Khayat, Ph.D., Healthcare futurist, Adjunct professor, University of Toronto, Health Sector Strategy at Rotman School of Management
"Sandra Elia offers a spiritual compass for those in need of healing their relationship with food and themselves. She brings clarity to the power of our daily habits and how they influence our body, mind, and spirit. Everything from reframing thought patterns to creating actionable steps is included in her teachings, making them a gift one needs to take advantage of. Truly insightful and inspiring, this book should be read by anyone looking to ignite their healing potential."
-Dr. Sandy Van, MD, CCFP, ABOM Diplomate Obesity Physician Founder, Haven Weight Management
"Sandra has a gift for translating complex concepts into everyday language. Never Enough will help you recover, as well as serve as an inspiring call to action."
- Susan Raphael, Mental Health and Addiction Clinician, Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC)
About the Author:
As one of the world's first Certified Food Addiction Counselors, Sandra Elia is a true pioneer in the field of recovery from compulsive and addictive eating. Her expertise has brought about partnerships with Canada's top obesity and addiction doctors. Her Food Addiction Recovery Program invites clients to radically reconsider their understanding of food and its relationship to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Sandra runs her outpatient Food Addiction Recovery Program in clinics across Canada. She co-created Canada's first twenty-eight-day inpatient treatment program for food addiction at an addiction rehab centre in Toronto. Her programs dive deep into the unique and shared nature of our complicated relationships with food.
Sandra Elia knows firsthand the struggle of living with obesity. She has lived two lives: one as a woman living with obesity for fifteen years. She experienced a world that was not made for her size, seeking assistance from biased healthcare providers and dealing with fat-shaming. Since those difficult days, Sandra has transformed her life, developing a peaceful and healthy relationship with food.
Sandra is dedicated to changing the conversation so that anyone living with food addiction has access to treatment that is rooted in dignity, respect, and understanding.
Sandra's most important role to date is being a single mom to her beautiful daughter Sofia, doing her best to model a life that prioritizes happiness, health, and self-love. Sandra finds joy by dancing at any chance she gets and is a risk-taker on stage, relishing at any opportunity for competitive motivational speaking (several talks have gone viral!). She remains grounded by a spiritual practice that has been nurtured for over 20 years.
Sandra's work has been featured on The National Post, Global News Toronto, Global News Edmonton, CTV News Atlantic, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, and radio shows across North America.