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

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Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a 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.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“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 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611804652
ISBN-10: 1611804655
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: November 21st, 2017
Pages: 232
Language: English

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