Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food--includes C D

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Shambhala Publications, Feb 3, 2009 - Self-Help - 240 pages
The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.

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.

In this book, you'll learn how to:


   • Tune in to 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


Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio program containing guided exercises led by the author.
 

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User Review  - cattylj - LibraryThing

Jan Chozen Bays provides a solid primer for mindful eating. The seven types of hunger she outlines are a new way (or I guess forgotten way, she would argue) to approach eating, but for the most part ... Read full review

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I was very interested in reading this book, because I am in the midst of trying to redefine my relationship with food after 40+ years of using it as comfort, as celebration, as time-filler — as ... Read full review

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Contents

What Is Mindful Eating?
1
The Seven Kinds of Hunger
15
Exploring Our Habits and Patterns with Food
63
Six Simple Guidelines for Mindful Eating
93
Cultivating Gratitude
131
Conclusion What Mindful Eating Teaches Us
143
Summary Tips
157
Dedication of Merit
159
Notes
161
Resources
165
List of CD Tracks
169
Index
171
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About the author (2009)

Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is a Zen master in the White Plum lineage of the late master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. She serves as a priest and teacher at the Jizo Mountain–Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. She is also a pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect.

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