Eating with Fierce Kindness: A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Losing Weight

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You Can Change Your Relationship to Food

Eating with Fierce Kindness is not a diet, but a way to revolutionize how you think about yourself and about food. Eating with fierce kindness and compassion toward yourself, instead of shame and self-blame, will empower you to change your relationship to food and see yourself in a whole new light.

This book will guide you toward an understanding of why and how you are eating so you can successfully ...

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Overview

You Can Change Your Relationship to Food

Eating with Fierce Kindness is not a diet, but a way to revolutionize how you think about yourself and about food. Eating with fierce kindness and compassion toward yourself, instead of shame and self-blame, will empower you to change your relationship to food and see yourself in a whole new light.

This book will guide you toward an understanding of why and how you are eating so you can successfully change your eating patterns. As you learn to reduce the stress and impulsivity that often drives emotional eating, you'll also practice new ways to savor food and finally nourish your body the way it deserves.

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Highly experienced psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Sasha Loring offers readers the best of the material she has garnered from her years of personal meditation. Changing our relationship to food is a long journey that begins with self-kindness. We all understand the need for information that helps people in their struggle with food. This book contains cutting-edge help presented in a nurturing and compassionate manner.
—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572249271
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 963,035
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sasha T. Loring, M.Ed., LCSW, is a meditation teacher and psychotherapist in Durham, NC. She has developed and taught meditation, mindful eating, and weight management courses for Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Duke Integrative Medicine. She is creator of the program and CD The Wisdom Path for Changing Your Relationship with Food and coauthor of The Mindfulness Manual for Bariatric Surgery and The Therapist Manual: Meditation and Binge Eating Disorder. Loring leads meditation retreats and educational programs nationwide. Visit her online at www.sashaloring.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part I Fierce Kindness

Chapter 1 Fierce Kindness 7

Chapter 2 Introducing the Inner Critic to Compassion 23

Part II Self-Awareness

Chapter 3 What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Help? 47

Chapter 4 Viewing Weight Loss as an Outcome, Not a Goal 65

Chapter 5 The RE-PAIR Process for Reducing Emotional Reactivity 81

Chapter 6 Exploring the Wanting Mind 103

Part III Fierce Kindness Practices for Transforming Your Relationship with Food

Chapter 7 Distinguish Between Feeding Your Body and Feeding Your Mind 119

Chapter 8 Reclaiming Your Body 135

Chapter 9 Bringing Awareness to Eating 153

Chapter 10 Moving Forward 171

Additional Resources 189

References 193

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    If you struggle if body image this is a must!

    This book really helps you think about loving yourself and your body. I'm a generally fit person but this changed the way I look and think about my body.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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