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

ISBN-10: 1590305310

ISBN-13: 9781590305317

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jan Chozen Bays

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Here is an accessible and encouraging exploration of how and why to apply the Zen art of mindfulness to transform our "issues" with food. Whether we are overweight (as are two-thirds of American adults today) or suffer from an eating disorder, learning to eat mindfully can liberate us from the suffering we experience with food. Practiced for centuries in the Zen tradition, mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eatingbecoming fully present to the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Preliminary research funded by the National Institutes of Health indicates that mindfulness is effective in treating eating disorders. Dr. 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 the relevant research, offers medical information, and presents numerous practical exercises drawn from her workshops. Through mindful eating we not only overcome our issues with food, but we can reawaken our sense of pleasure and satisfaction. This book shows us how.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is Mindful Eating?
The Seven Kinds of Hunger
Exploring Our Habits and Patterns with Food
Six Simple Guidelines for Mindful Eating
Cultivating Gratitude
Conclusion: What Mindful Eating Teaches Us
Summary Tips
Dedication of Merit
Notes
Resources
Index
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