Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

by Jan Chozen Bays

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An audio edition of Jan Chozen Bays's landmark book on the power of mindfulness to cultivate healthy eating—read by the author herself.

Running time: 6.25 hours

     The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Practiced for centuries in the Zen tradition, 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.

Audiobook listeners will learn learn how to

   • Tune in to the body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat
   • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied
   • Identify habits and patterns with food
   • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward struggles with eating
   • Discover what we're really hungry for

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611801385
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JAN CHOZEN BAYS, MD, is a pediatrician and a Zen teacher (roshi). She has taught mindful eating for more than twenty years. Concerned by the rise in obesity and eating disorders among children and adults, she developed the Art of Mindful Eating workshop for individuals and healthcare professionals.  She is also the author of How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 What Is Mindful Eating? 1

2 The Seven Kinds of Hunger 15

3 Exploring Our Habits and Patterns with Food 63

4 Six Simple Guidelines for Mindful Eating 93

5 Cultivating Gratitude 131

6 Conclusion: What Mindful Eating Teaches Us 143

Summary Tips 157

Dedication of Merit 159

Notes 161

Resources 165

Index 169

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