Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating : A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Revised Edition)

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Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness practices--from a beloved Zen teacher

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. 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 you 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 15mm | 352g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 1611804655
  • 9781611804652
  • 158,479

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"Bays calmly and systematically explains how a thoughtful approach to eating and drinking can positively affect one's weight and overall health. She 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."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Jan Chozen Bays should be recruited by the slow food movement. My favorite mindfulness book from the past year."
--Barry Boyce, Lion's Roar
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About Jan Chozen Bays

JAN CHOZEN BAYS, MD, is a pediatrician and a Zen teacher who has taught mindful eating in a variety of contexts for nearly thirty years. She is co-abbot of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie (near Portland), Oregon, and teaches her Art of Mindful Eating workshops for individuals as well as health care professionals.
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2 5% (73)
1 1% (16)
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