Mindful Eating

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822610
Format: PDF, ePub
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The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues. Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference. In this book, you'll learn how to: • Tune in to your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied • Identify your habits and patterns with food • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating • Discover what you're really hungry for Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio program containing guided exercises led by the author.

Mindful Eating

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590305310
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explaining how and why to apply the Zen art of mindfulness to changing our attitude toward food, an introduction to mindfulness demonstrates how it can help readers develop a healthier relationship with food, gain control over eating problems from the inside out, and re-energize a sense of pleasure and satisfaction. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Mindful Eating

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834841142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mindfulness can restore the healthy relationship with food we were meant to have. Food. It should be one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible—and not really all that difficult--to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr. Jan Bays, and mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. She shows how to: · Tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat · Eat less while feeling fully satisfied · Identify your habits and patterns with food · Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating · Discover what you’re really hungry for Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can transform your relationship with food into one of ease and delight. This new edition, updated throughout, contains a new chapter on how to provide children with a foundation in mindful eating that will serve them well all the rest of their lives. It also includes a link to a 75-minute on-line audio program of mindful eating exercises led by the author.

Savor

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061981456
Format: PDF, ePub
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Common sense tells us that to lose weight, we must eat less and exercise more. But somehow we get stalled. We start on a weight-loss program with good intentions but cannot stay on track. Neither the countless fad diets, nor the annual spending of $50 billion on weight loss helps us feel better or lose weight. Too many of us are in a cycle of shame and guilt. We spend countless hours worrying about what we ate or if we exercised enough, blaming ourselves for actions that we can't undo. We are stuck in the past and unable to live in the present—that moment in which we do have the power to make changes in our lives. With Savor, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung show us how to end our struggles with weight once and for all. Offering practical tools, including personalized goal setting, a detailed nutrition guide, and a mindful living plan, the authors help us to uncover the roots of our habits and then guide us as we transform our actions. Savor teaches us how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life, so that being conscious and present becomes a core part of our being. It is the awareness of the present moment, the realization of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behavior. Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but it also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.

Mindful Eating 101

Author: Susan Albers, Psy.D.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113542439X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, Dr. Susan Albers, brings her unique approach to college students, their parents, and college staff. Using the principles of mindfulness, Dr. Albers presents a guide to healthy eating and self acceptance that will help readers navigate the weight obsessed, diet crazed, high pressured, fast food saturated college environment, establishing patterns of eating that will form the groundwork for a healthier life well beyond college. More than a new diet book or collection of superficial self-affirmations, this book gets at issues such as the importance of making informed choices and the value of self acceptance and good health.

The Self Compassion Diet

Author: Jean Fain
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604073268
Format: PDF, ePub
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Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it’s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School–affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self—a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, The Self Compassion Diet is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body’s signals that it’s nourished Gradual change—a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best—your compassionate inner advisor “Most dieters try to ‘kill cravings’ and break habits with self-discipline,” teaches Fain. “Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food.” The Self Compassion Diet book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat.

Eat Drink and be Mindful

Author: Susan Albers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246154
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents tools for applying the principles of mindful eating to daily life, such as self-assessment questions and tables that track eating patterns and the emotions accompanying them.

Eating the Moment

Author: Pavel G. Somov
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458771997
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers 141 mindfulness activities to help you listen to your body, understand why you're eating, and control your cravings if you're eating out of habit or because of your emotions.

Mindful Eating

Author: Karen Mayo
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502348562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While you've probably heard about the popular trends of detoxing and cleansing, you may not have heard about the importance of checking the pH levels in your body. And while you may know that sugar is "bad for you," you may not know that it can be directly linked to chronic illness. Mindful Eating is more than just another diet book. In this easy-to-read guide to nutrition, you can actually learn the basic science of what food does to and for your body. It's like going back to health class, and it all makes life-changing sense! Food isn't just for nourishment. Eating the right food can actually help heal your body. Discover the health benefits of different types of food-from spices, herbs, and teas to fruits, grains, and vegetables-and learn how incorporating them into your lifestyle can increase your energy and decrease your need for medication. In addition to educating you on the essentials of nutrition, this book also includes a five-week meal plan, complete with recipes and shopping lists, which you can use at the turn of each season. Start eating toward a healthier and happier you today!

Eating Mindfully

Author: Susan Albers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608823326
Format: PDF
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What would it be like to really savor your food? Instead of grabbing a quick snack on your way out the door or eating just to calm down at the end of a stressful day, isn’t it about time you let yourself truly appreciate a satisfying, nourishing meal? In our modern society, weight concerns, obesity rates, and obsession with appearance have changed the way we look at food—and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever snacked when you weren’t hungry, have used guilt as a guide for your eating habits, or have cut calories even when you felt hungry, you have experienced “mindless” eating firsthand. This mindless approach to food is dangerous, and can have serious health and emotional consequences. But if you’ve been mindlessly eating all your life, it can be difficult to make a change. When it comes down to it, you must take a whole new approach to eating—but where do you begin? Practicing mindful eating habits may be just the thing to make that important change. In fact, it might just be the answer you’ve been searching for all these years. The breakthrough approaches in Eating Mindfully, by Susan Albers, use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. Ten years after the release of the first edition, this book continues to help thousands of readers change the way they approach mealtime. So what’s changed? For starters, there is a new section that focuses on the “occasional mindless eater.” This second edition emphasizes that mindful eating isn’t only for those on a diet or for those who have severely problematic eating habits—it’s for everyone. In addition, this new edition features over 50 new tips for eating mindfully. Inside, you will learn how to be more aware of what you eat, get to know your fullness and hunger cues, and how to savor and appreciate every bite. You will also learn how mindlessness corrupts the way you eat, and how it can manifest in a number of different eating problems. No matter where you are in your journey toward mindful eating, this book will be an invaluable resource, and you will gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat—leading to a healthier, happier life.