Grammy winning musician, activist and author Judy Collins shares how she conquered her “food addiction” and maintains a stellar figure and career at age 79!

Judy Collins has influenced the world through her music.  If you’re a boomer you might remember Judy’s rendition of  “Both Sides Now” from her album, Wildflowers. That recording resides in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her version of “Send in the Clowns” also won “Song of the Year” at the Grammies.

That was 1975.  Judy is still going strong. She’s almost 80—but move over Jane Fonda—her career is more than robust and totally envious. She travels worldwide singing her heart out at 150 performances a year. She’s still being nominated for major awards. She has a figure that Barbie would envy. She’s a Renaissance woman who is also a painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, activist and in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.

Why is Judy on this health show today?

Judy Collins is also an author. Today Judy shares her third book, Cravings: How I Conquered Food. Dame Collins tells us exactly what she eats, how much she eats, and how she works out on the road, to maintain her energy, vitality, and amazing looks. She explains exactly how in the heck she can keep on going strong like this!

PS: Ms. Collins also discusses the “power of womanhood” as it has been evolving over the years, especially relevant with the Me Too Movement of 2018.

Cravings is a no-holds-barred account of Ms. Collin’s struggle with compulsive overeating and her journey that led to effective answers. Since childhood Judy had a tumultuous relationship with food. When she quit smoking, she developed bulimia.  She had already overcome an addiction to alcohol earlier in her life. These issues with addiction and impulsive eating nearly claimed her career and relationships.

For decades Judy thought she simply lacked self-discipline.

In this show, you’ll hear Judy explain that she’s learned, beyond a doubt, that her addiction to processed foods caused and maintained her cycle of her addictive cravings and behaviors.

Judy’s “Kryptonite foods” are sugar, grains, flour and wheat.

By avoiding those as well as all unprocessed foods in eating in carefully measured portions, Judy has “easily” maintained a healthy weight and sobriety for years. She also enjoys a sense of mastery over her body and life, which leads to the highest goal: inner peace. 

Guest Resources & Links

Check out Judy’s book: Cravings: How I Conquered Food

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