Lindsay Reinholt, author of Meant to Eat, held two book signings on Friday afternoon in the Warsaw area. Reinholt is a certified health coach who has lived in the Warsaw area for four years with her husband Mitch and daughter Winnie.
“More than anything, I’m just trying to get out in the community and meet people,” said Reinholt about her recent book signings. “Making those connections is my favorite thing. I love it when I can make a connection with someone and at the same time they can make a connection with me.”
Reinholt considers her book a self-help, anti-diet book. Meant to Eat is a practical guide to developing a healthy relationship with food. The book has gotten great reviews from Karen Mayo, author of Mindful Eating, Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm and even Warsaw native, Ben Higgins from ABC’s hit TV show The Bachelor.
She’s careful to explain that while the book is not a memoir, it does include a lot of her personal stories and struggles with healthy eating. She claims this voice as to what makes her book stand out.
“It’s crazy because there is a lot of me in the book, said Reinholt. “To be relatable, as an author, you have to share your personal stories.”
She started writing the book in October 2015 and finished in January. She kept herself on a strict schedule of writing at least 750 words a day. She knew that she wanted the book to be published before she gives birth to her second child in August.
This is Reinholt’s first book and was released on April 18. So far, the book has sold over 100 copies. Most of the sales she has done herself, but her book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles online.
“I’m functioning as all of the roles,” said Reinholt. “I am the author, publisher and publicist”
Reinholt will hold her next book signing at Warsaw’s First Friday in June. On june 21 she will be teaching a cooking class at Martins centered around guilt free indulgences where her book will also be available. She plans to do more book signings in the future and get her book into more local bookstores.