Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

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by Jan Chozen Bays
     
 

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An audio edition of Jan Chozen Bays's landmark book on the power of mindfulness to cultivate healthy eating—read by the author herself.

Running time: 6.25 hours

     The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Practiced

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An audio edition of Jan Chozen Bays's landmark book on the power of mindfulness to cultivate healthy eating—read by the author herself.

Running time: 6.25 hours

     The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Practiced for centuries in the Zen tradition, 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.

Audiobook listeners will learn learn how to

   • Tune in to the body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat
   • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied
   • Identify habits and patterns with food
   • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward struggles with eating
   • Discover what we're really hungry for

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Persuasively arguing that Americans have become obsessed with the constant pursuit of satiation, often to the detriment of their health, pediatrician and Zen teacher Bays calmly and systematically explains how a thoughtful approach to eating and drinking can positively affect one's weight and overall health. Through a series of guided exercises and meditations (and an accompanying CD), Bays encourages readers to examine their eating habits and relationships with food. Bays blames the "Seven Hungers"-of eye ("boy those donuts look good"), mind ("I really should eat more grapefruit") heart ("this apple pie reminds me of my grandmother") and so on-for shaping our unhealthy and/or irrational eating patters; our inner perfectionists, critics and pushers only add to the cacophony, and Bays gives readers tools for silencing these discouraging voices. Bolstered by third-party research and a wealth of anecdotes, Bays's case for introspection over ice cream binges should connect with many. Though she doesn't promise instant results, Bays offers readers a guide to lifelong health through a measured attitude toward food; hers may well be the healthiest, most sane diet book to hit shelves in a while.
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From the Publisher
“Jan Chozen Bays should be recruited by the slow food movement.  My favorite mindfulness book from the past year.”—Barry Boyce in Shambhala Sun

"If you give yourself over wholeheartedly to the practices described here, you will be thanking yourself and Dr. Bays for recovering your life and for enjoying the blessings of food in ways that feel liberated and delightful."—from the foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611801385
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Sales rank:
426,524
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

JAN CHOZEN BAYS, MD, is a pediatrician and a Zen teacher (roshi). She has taught mindful eating for more than twenty years. Concerned by the rise in obesity and eating disorders among children and adults, she developed the Art of Mindful Eating workshop for individuals and healthcare professionals.  She is also the author of How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness.

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Mindful Eating 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Igel More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book. You learn so much about your self and food. This will open your eyes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main thing i loved about this book is the different types of hunger we are faced with everyday and why we react to them. She also explains how to fix these impulse cravings.
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