The Zen Diet Revolution: The Mindful Path to Permanent Weight Loss

Overview

• Based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen, which means ‘improvement’ or ‘small, permanent change for the better’, the Zen Diet ensures you will never be ‘on’ another diet ever again

• The Zen Diet combines ancient spiritual wisdom with the most cutting-edge research into fat loss

• Includes dietary adjustments, supplementation and advice approved by the Institute of Food Research and clinically proven among other things to actually decrease the number of fat cells in your body – all without any calorie counting...

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Overview

• Based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen, which means ‘improvement’ or ‘small, permanent change for the better’, the Zen Diet ensures you will never be ‘on’ another diet ever again

• The Zen Diet combines ancient spiritual wisdom with the most cutting-edge research into fat loss

• Includes dietary adjustments, supplementation and advice approved by the Institute of Food Research and clinically proven among other things to actually decrease the number of fat cells in your body – all without any calorie counting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780283968
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,417,724
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Faulks has been a student of the oriental arts since he was five years old. He trained in Zen Buddhism in Japan, has a black belt in the Korean martial art, Kuk Sool Won and is proficient in the mystical disciplines of China including Tai Chi, Meditation, Qi Gong and the legendary form of Yi Jin Jing. His previous books include Secrets or Rejuvenation: Zen Warrior Exercises and Becoming a Ninja Warrior.

Philippa Faulks originally trained as an aromatherapist and worked extensively within the health food trade. She lives and works in Suffolk, England. Her previous books include: The Masonic Magician and The Secrets of Meditation.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: The Zen Diet Principles 1

1 Mental Changes 11

Trade in the food kick for a health kick 12

How to build new habits 16

An important word or two on contentment 20

Are you an 'emotional eater'? - don't mistake 'mood' for 'food' 28

Mindfulness - making every moment count 34

Auto-suggestion for Zen Dieting 40

Meditation as a tool for change 43

The art of meditation 50

Detachment - the art of letting go 65

2 Dietary Changes 73

Food routine - and how to take advantage of it 73

Eating out, eating smart 87

Snacking as an art form 97

What to drink 98

Protecting your motivation 99

Small changes to food habits 110

3 Changes to Lifestyle 124

Sleep and weight loss 125

Celebrations 135

Keeping regular 142

Making movement a regular part of your day 144

4 Exercise and the Art of Burning Fat 146

How fat is stored 148

About burning fat 149

Exercise - choose your weapons! 166

Supplements that can help fat metabolism 176

How to measure your progress 180

Notes 188

Appendix 1 Weekly Routines 190

A ten-week course 191

A spiritual approach to weight loss 192

A routine for very rapid weight loss 193

A schedule for those unable to exercise 194

Your choice 195

Appendix 2 Zen Recipes 196

Super-nutritious breakfasts 197

Lunch 210

Super suppers 214

Snacks 222

Appendix 3 Journal 225

Appendix 4 Suppliers 235

Recommended Reading 238

Index 239

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