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Mindful Eating

A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Revised Edition)
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
November, 2017
ISBN:
9781611804652
In stock now: 
5
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Practiced for centuries in the Zen tradition, mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one’s full attention to the process of eating—becoming fully present to 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. Jan Bays, a physician and Zen teacher, offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help us create a healthier relationship with food. In Mindful Eating she shows us how to rediscover the simple act of eating, thereby gaining control of our eating problems from the inside out. Along the way she reviews relevant research, offers medical info, and presents many practical exercises drawn from her workshops.

Apply mindfulness to your relationship with food and you may be surprised to find that eating becomes a source of joy-—instead an angst-ridden activity haunted by nutritionally based guilt, calorie-counting, and even more serious problems like eating disorders. For nearly a decade, Jan Bays’s guide to eating mindfully has been transforming people's relationship with food—and based on her continued work with those people as well as new data emerging on the topic, she has created this significantly revised and refined version of the original, which contains even more essential information on mindful eating, as well as inspiring new examples from her workshop participants. She shows 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.

The 75-minute audio program of exercises from the book has also been revised and is available as an audio download.

In the Zen tradition we practice bringing skillful attention, curiosity and inquiry to all our activities, including the activities of tasting and eating. The Zen teachings encourage us to explore our present moment fully, asking ourselves questions like:

Am I hungry?

Where do I feel hungry? What part of me is hungry?

What am I tasting just now?

Also by Jan Bays are Mindfulness on the Go and Mindfulness on the Go Cards.

Publisher’s Description: 

How mindfulness can restore the healthy relationship with food we were meant to have--with striking effects on disorders such as overeating, anorexia, and bulimia--an extensively revised edition of this bestseller that includes important new data.


Apply mindfulness to your relationship with food and you may be surprised to find that eating becomes a source of joy--instead an angst-ridden activity haunted by nutritionally based guilt, calorie-counting, and even more serious problems like eating disorders. For nearly a decade, Jan Bays's guide to eating mindfully has been transforming people's relationship with food--and based on her continued work with those people as well as new data emerging on the topic, she has created this significantly revised and refined version of the original, which contains even more essential information on mindful eating, as well as inspiring new examples from her workshop participants. She shows 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

The 75-minute audio program of exercises from the original book has also been revised and will now be available as an audio download.

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