Mindful Eating

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2/3/2009
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with foodand 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 eatingto 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: bull; Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat bull; Eat less while feeling fully satisfied bull; Identify your habits and patterns with food bull; Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating bull; Discover what you're really hungry for Mindful Eatingalso includes a 75-minute audio CD containing guided exercises led by the author.

Author Biography

Jan Chozen Bays 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, and is also a pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
What Is Mindful Eating?p. 1
The Seven Kinds of Hungerp. 15
Exploring Our Habits and Patterns with Foodp. 63
Six Simple Guidelines for Mindful Eatingp. 93
Cultivating Gratitudep. 131
Conclusion: What Mindful Eating Teaches Usp. 143
Summary Tipsp. 157
Dedication of Meritp. 159
Notesp. 161
Resourcesp. 165
Indexp. 169
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