Most overweight women have been taught that to lose weight it’s just a matter of going on a diet. For these women, the “eat less, move more” philosophy just sugar coats the fact that some use food and eating to protect deep dark secrets from the past. Debra Mazda, a professional who has worked with women most of her adult life, knows this issue is more complex. She has watched women lose 100 pounds only to gain 150 back. Debra knows this cycle all too well in her own life. Obesity plagued Debra in her childhood and teen years, culminating in a mental breakdown in her 30’s. This began her journey to Health, Healing and Hope. Not only did she lose over 100 pounds, but she was able to forgive those who abused her for years.

Eating My Secrets is the story of a woman who was stuck in the pits of Hell but was lifted back up by God who had bigger plans for her life. Her faith has supported her for years. Today she’s on a mission to help women silence the shame that so many suffer from. By telling her story of challenges, setbacks and triumphs, she’s moving the conversation about weight, emotional eating and sexual abuse in a new positive direction. Come and join Debra on this journey as she helps women understand it was not their fault and they can live full and happy lives no matter what!

I read this book in 2 days, stayed up until midnight to finish it, Debra is the voice for those of us who never had one. If you've ever been a victim of child sexual abuse, you must read this book. I cried and had so many light bulb moments that I thought I was reading my life. Thank you Debra for speaking your pain, truth and faith. -Bobbie D

Read your book “Eating my Secrets”. Couldn’t put it down. What a story!! A Very motivational and heartfelt message!! Thank you Deborah for your courage to share and help others. -Nancy S.

Feelings about food can take on a sense of intimacy. After all, food is there when everything and everyone else has let you down. It can feel like your best friend, the best comfort. I would often hear women in groups I lead referring to “my food” in a possessive, protective manner. I know I did. This possessiveness created obstacles in our lives.

-Excerpt from "EATING MY SECRETS"