Nancy Goodman has written, directed, and produced her first feature film, "Surprise Me!" based on her novel. She is also the published author of, "It Was Food vs. Me... and I Won." She has three children and lives in Chicago.
About Your Food Guru
Though Goodman described herself as happy, healthy, and in good shape, she had a bingeing problem she didn't understand. Referring to it as a "food curse," she sought professional help. In these sessions, she learned her cravings held valuable information about what she wanted to eat, but more importantly, what she was feeling in the moment. "Every time I ran from my cravings I was running from myself." Today, she teaches her strategy of S.A.F.E. (Separate Always Food and Emotion).
Goodman calls Surprise Me! a "Romantic Comedy Diet" and sees this as not just a movie, but her crusade
to help women turn their focus from dieting (which she calls a set up to binge and overeat) to their feelings, choices, strength, pain, joy, goals, and new passions beyond their taste buds.