Conscious Eating (video)

Hi Everyone. The very clever people at Penguin have put together this brief video as a part of the promo for my new book. It’s essentially six minutes (and a bit) of me talking about the relationship we have with food. If you have food issues (or someone close to you does), you might find it interesting or maybe even, helpful and empowering. Feel free to share it.

If you can’t see the video or you would prefer to watch it on the publisher’s (Penguin Books Australia) website, click on the link below.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Leona April 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

This is awesome!! You should definitely do more vlogs. Loved it!!!


deborah May 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

you are phenominal. THANK YOU for all that you do for so many.
i help to share your wisdom with so many. keep up the good work: )


Anonymous May 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

Congratulations on the video Craig. Awesome :}



B May 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

Craig, that is truly inspiring! Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!



Mel May 1, 2013 at 10:46 am

Loved it. Good job!


Nat May 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

Love it!! Definitely purchasing your book Craig.


Comfy May 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

Love,love,love the video. Don’t know about those glasses! (Sorry) :)


Meg May 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

Good points! What ever happened to eating until you are satisfied. Which is different than being full.


Di May 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

Well done on the book and the video. I prefer to watch you on video over text. Not sure about those glasses xx


Carmel May 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

I love this video! Makes complete sense. Why did my Mum want me to think of all the starving Indians in Africa when I didn’t eat everything on my plate? Half my family are so overweight because of all the reasons you described. I will share this video with all my siblings to try to break the cycle.


Craig May 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks for the feedback guys. It’s funny about those glasses; one of my friends also loved the video but totally HATED the specs. He told me they looked ridiculous. I would love more honest feedback if anyone else has an opinion. You won’t hurt my feelings, so feel free to unleash some optical perspective on me. :)


Anna May 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I thought the same thing, I loved the video but was distracted by your glasses. Since your asking, the frames are too big for your face :) Why don’t you find a nice pair of frames that suit your face.


Food disordered May 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Loved your wise words, my friend. As someone with a food disorder, this was akin to manna from heaven. Pardon the pun. I yoyo between restricting and bingeing food. My comfort zone is restricting. I find it almost impossible to find the balance between the two. Mostly I restrict. But occasionally I allow myself some forbidden food. Then I overeat. Hate myself. Feel so very guilty. The vicious circle continues. Your words make so much sense on many levels.
Thank you.


chebbieanne May 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

You should be careful what you ask for because someone may take you seriously! Glasses – wrong, V neck top – wrong, Colour of top – wrong, Arm waving – wrong. Penguin at the start – really cute :) Loved the penguin :) Great video for radio though. ) I bought two books this am.


Jen N May 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Haha, eating your body weight in cheescake, I don’t think so!!!

I was also distracted by the specs, so what were you trying to achieve by wearing such “loud” eyewear?


Anonymous May 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Kind of like the glasses – can’t decide whether they make you into a rocket scientist / left bank intellectual / fashion designer – do you normally wear contacts? Though I do think that wearing glasses puts you (anyone) at a bit of a distance from people, it’s something to do with not being able to see the eyes properly

Can’t get my food right, keep trying but not there yet


Anonymous May 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Love the video and am loving your book, not so sure about the glasses.


anonymous May 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

yep food is everywhere all the time and everything is getting larger portion wise Take heart craig I have seen nick riewoldt on tv after afl grand final a few years ago wearing glasses identical to those but in sunglasses form so you may have your finger on the pulse fashion wise. Has anyone ever told you your voice is almost identical to shane warne the Australian cricketer?


Anonymous May 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Im loving your book. The video is great. Not so sure about the specs.


Sarah May 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi Craig.

Sat down with my girlfriend last night to watch your video. We love, love, love the video. We both don’t love, love, love your glasses.



Sue S May 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm

What glasses?
I love the video. Will you come & live in my house please, Craig? Just till I lose my “spare” kilos.


GG May 1, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Wow….Someone who actually “gets” me. I have struggled with food issues for the past 20 years. This video is me and the person I don;t want to be anymore. I am tired of going to bed every night knowing that I have overeaten and disappointed myself “once again”. Will definitely buy this book!


Poppy May 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

Anyone distracted by the glasses wasn’t listening properly.


Gail May 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Content of the video was great at times I could tell you were reading off a cue board/ teleprompter perhaps ? You were nervous at times during vid? I think I could tell. Also how many takes ? Yes the glasses made your head look small. Sorry you said you wanted honesty :-)


Gayle May 3, 2013 at 2:43 am

Loved the video. The glasses? Yep, a bit wrong I think. It was more about not being able to see your eyes and perhaps your voice was a bit more of a monotone than I am used to hearing.

But, I have to say it did really grab me and reminded me yet again thats its MY CHOICE, and its never too late to get it right.



Anonymous May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

Okay, so I just watched again and was just wondering what I can use to justify my skinny flat white I enjoy every day…..? I use it as a reward, don’t eat anything with it…..its what I have at the halfway point of my daily 5k walk.
In one way it feels like rewarding myself with food, in another way its the relaxation part of my day where I sit with friends and talk or on my own reading the paper or just contemplating life.
What do you think?


Deb A May 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Loved the content. Spot on! However like many others think, the glasses were not good Also, I thought you could have slowed down your tempo a little. Such great information delivered a little too quick.


Kim May 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

It’s not about what Craig’s wearing, it’s about what he is saying, listen instead of judging, he is a man who has helped many. I had the pleasure of meeting Craig on Wednesday, he is an awesome, inspiring gentleman making many face up to their demons, triggers etc, his new book definitely worth the read, I can’t put it down. Thanks Craig :-) )


Vin. May 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Yay Kim, Finally a comment about what people should be getting out of this video.
Its not about the look, Its about the message.


Fi May 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Agree Vin and Kim… Craigo asked for feedback and it seems most took the path and opportunity to launch into his appearance…guess they got it wrong and have still a lot to learn….if they think they have connection with this site and the messages.


Craig May 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Back to therapy for me ;)


Annonyfem May 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Craig, most therapists I know tend to try to
look their clients in the eyes. Don’t wear those
glasses, you’ll only distract them! :1)


Nikki May 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Hi Craig,
Great video. Really hits home. Especially when I realised if I followed your ten ‘when not to eat’ scenarios, I would probably eat at least half of what I do now.
Keep up the great work :-)
I think you already have enough feedback re your glasses x


Nikki May 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

However,….I couldn’t resist and I asked both my children (6 and 10) at separate times (so they wouldn’t influence each other) if they liked your glasses. They both said “yes” and one even added “they’re Epic”


Clozza May 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hey there Craig and everyone else,
I too loved the presentation. It was great to hear and see you for a change!!!
I loved the glasses too actually. I’ve learned from my 13 year old that the geeky look is super cool! You’re ahead of your time my friend :) kind of like a buffed up librarian look maybe?? haha Yeah they make you look super smart. I’m a therapist, and in my professional unsolicited opinion I reckon you’re a-ok!
Someone said they make your head look small, but I disagree. If anything, your enormous arms make the rest of you look small! OMG you’re in good nick :)
The content of the presentation was the wonderful bit for me, especially the 10 points at the end. Your wisdom and regular posts have helped me over the last 18 months to completely change my body and my relationship with food. I thank you enormously for that.
Happy day to you all :)


kirsten can do it May 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Loved it all, even those glasses!


Sheena May 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

Love this video! Like the books, strait forward and engaging. I really should print out the list


Erinn May 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

Really amazing. Great work!


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