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

by Jan Chozen Bays

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590305317
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 576,033
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.61(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 What Is Mindful Eating? 1

2 The Seven Kinds of Hunger 15

3 Exploring Our Habits and Patterns with Food 63

4 Six Simple Guidelines for Mindful Eating 93

5 Cultivating Gratitude 131

6 Conclusion: What Mindful Eating Teaches Us 143

Summary Tips 157

Dedication of Merit 159

Notes 161

Resources 165

Index 169

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Mindful Eating 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 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.
rhetter on LibraryThing 10 months ago
"Mindful Eating" brings a Buddhist viewpoint to examining the reasons one overeats and from there, a method of controlling it. Because this was a ARC, it didn't include the cd of guided exercises so I can't gauge their effectiveness. The discussions in the books were interesting, but if it were that easy to "fix" a lifetime's habit, I would be perfect. Or at least not care.
she_climber on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I found out about this book on the Early Reviewer list and knew I had to have it. Unfortunately I wasn't selected to receive an advanced copy, but I was able to get it from my library upon its release. This book is very well written and comes to me at the exact right moment in my life when my past 4 years of changing my life and body from the outside (losing over 60 pounds) meets my new challenge of changing my life and body from the inside through self exploration and meditation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to come to peace with the diet/binge merry-go-round and truly understand what it is that they are hungry for. The accompanying CD makes the exercises/mediations much easier and accessible the author has thought of everything to make anyone successful if they are simply ready to take the first step in their journey.
Dannelke on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I gifted this to a food writer before I had the chance to fully "digest" it, but I liked what I read and the style of it's approach. The writer I gave it to told me she enjoyed it immensely.
mitchellray on LibraryThing 10 months ago
As a consequence of the American search for the perfect healthy diet, we have developed a love-hate relationship with food. Confusion reigns about what foods we are to eat and which we are to avoid. Our reliance on scientific evidence has simply added to the confusion. We can¿t even agree if we are naturally carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore."Mindful Eating," written by physician and Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays, provides a way back to sane eating. Bays does not prescribe what we are to eat but provides gentle guidance about how to eat. This book provides numerous exercises to help us be present to ourselves and our food.Bays teaches us to become aware of our seven forms of hunger¿eye, nose, mouth, stomach, cellular, mind, and heart hungers. Each hunger satisfies legitimate needs. Bays instructs us with understanding and humor on how to recognize and satisfy each hunger. Her approach is a return to an intimate and joyful relationship with food. Stop dieting. Read this book and discover how to physically, mentally, and spiritually relate with food and return to sane eating.
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