Julia Fikse’s ‘Dear Food, I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me!’ Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Jun 13, 2024

Christian weight loss, eating disorder help, and spiritual diet plans highlighted in award-winning book

LOS ANGELES, CA — The newly published book, Dear Food, I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me!, written by health and wellness coach Julia Fikse, has won two distinguished awards. The book has been honored as a Christian Indie Award Winner and a CAN Award Winner. Additionally, it has achieved the status of a best-selling new release on Amazon and an Amazon Bestseller.

Fikse is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Christian Independent Book Awards and the Christian Author’s Network because of their commitment to excellence in publishing and marketing,” said Fikse.

Dear Food, I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me! Workbook One is the first installment in a three-part series and addresses crucial topics such as Christian weight loss, eating disorder help, and binge eating. Fikse combines her expertise in mental health and emotional eating with a compassionate and faith-based approach to offer readers a resource for overcoming their struggles with food.

Designed to be more than just a book, Dear Food is an invaluable resource for those seeking a spiritual diet plan. It provides Bible study for small groups with workbooks ideal for women’s Bible study groups and small group discussions. Through her writing, Fikse aims to foster a supportive community where individuals can explore their relationship with food and healthy living through the lens of faith and personal growth.

Fikse’s approach helps readers understand the deep-seated issues that contribute to their emotional eating and eating habits and offers practical advice and spiritual guidance to help them achieve lasting results.

“Julia Fikse’s Dear Food, I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me! is a fantastic workbook for anyone struggling with food issues. With a mix of scripture, humor, and effective techniques, Julia offers a holistic path to freedom from obesity and compulsive overeating. Her practical prayers and guidance provide a comprehensive, transformative journey to better health.”


—Tony DiLorenzo, ONE Extraordinary Marriage,
#1 Amazon Best Selling Author of The 6 Pillars of Intimacy®

Through Fikse’s online platform on Circle, she can have direct conversations with readers to help them succeed with their personal health goals, through post boards, webinars, live rooms, workshops, courses and community.

Dear Food, I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me! Workbook One  (ISBN 979-8-218-01551-0 Trade Paper $18.95 and ebook ISBN 979-8-218-01552-7 $9.99 ) and the entire Dear Food Series is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and wholesale on Ingram Spark and Spring Arbor. Fikse’s growing audience can find podcasts, intros, and wrap-up videos for each chapter, as well as a community, and discover how to interact with Julia live for coaching at onesteptowellness.com.


About Julia Fikse

Julia Fikse, FMCHC, NBC-HWC, is a Functional medicine-certified Health Coach and Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has additional certifications in weight loss, mental health, and emotional eating. Julia has been a biblical coach, mentor, and teacher for over 35 years, using her signature strengths of honesty, humor, and love. Join the Dear Food Community today and get your victory!

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