How ironic that in America, land of plenty, so many people struggle with food, suffering tremendous emotional distress, guilt, shame, and even premature death. Does Buddhism have anything to offer to relieve this kind of suffering? The facts are startling. Doctors predict that children born in have a 30 to 40 percent risk of Type 2 diabetes and may live shorter lives than their parents as a result.
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Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness--from a Zen teacher Food. It should be one of life's great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible--and not really all that difficult--to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr.
Jan Bays. Mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating--to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal.
She shows you 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 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 transform your relationship with food into one of ease and delight.
This new edition, updated throughout, contains a new chapter on how to provide children with a foundation in mindful eating that will serve them well all the rest of their lives. It also includes a link to a minute on-line audio program of mindful eating exercises led by the author. Read more Read less. Frequently bought together. Add all three to Cart. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon SG. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. Intuitive Eating. The Wisdom of Anxiety: How worry and intrusive thoughts are gifts to help you heal. Next page. Review "Bays calmly and systematically explains how a thoughtful approach to eating and drinking can positively affect one's weight and overall health.
She offers readers a guide to lifelong health through a measured attitude toward food--hers may well be the healthiest, most sane diet book to hit shelves in a while. My favorite mindfulness book from the past year. She is co-abbot of the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie near Portland , Oregon, and teaches her Art of Mindful Eating workshops for individuals as well as health care professionals.
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Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. I had been struggling with compulsive overeating for years. I worked with a professional and got a lot of help to resolve most of the gross level issues I had with food but I found myself still overeating without meaning to.
Luckily it's not compulsive now, but I still couldn't "get it" on how to stop simply overeating now that my addiction had fallen away.
This book is the answer to that. Jan is a tremendous writer, I like her style a lot. She's very Zen, which is appropriate given her background in Zen! Very practical, thorough, clear, detailed yet simple I'm still working through the book now but it's really helping things change for me a lot.
I'd highly recommend it. I am well into the audio CD version of Mindful Eating. The audio is spoken by the author herself, which I always prefer. As others have noted, the author's voice and cadence is not as captivating as some professional readers, but after a few minutes I am now totally comfortable with it, and enjoying the CDs greatly.
The author packs a an excellent mixture of observations, research, personal stories, recommendations, and exercises. Although the author mentions Zen a number of times, I never feel that she is pushing the Buddhist religion at me. Only that the Zen tradition has a lot of wisdom and insight regarding our relationship to food that is worth sharing. I am already applying her methods, and getting good results early on. This is a wonderful work about our relationship with eating.
This book is very well written and I like the easy peaceful style. I loved this book chapter after chapter. Americans have become estranged as a nation from our very important relationship with eating.
Mindful Eating is a practice that is of mega importance in our life. Read thisbook and shift your relationship with food. Very slow start to reading - not because it's difficult to read, but her style doesn't keep your attention. Good information about being mindful and some exercises to practice it. Great book, changed my view on food. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
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Talking with Jan Chozen Bays About Mindful Eating
Rediscover a Healthy Relationship to Food with Mindful Eating Open for registration : a six-week online course on mindful eating, taught by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays, physician and meditation teacher. Jan Chozen Bays for bringing mindful awareness to self-nourishment. You already know how you should eat, she teaches.
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
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Mindful Eating : Free Yourself from Overeating and Other Unhealthy Relationships with Food
One came from a monastery, one came from a psychotherapy practice. Although they took different paths to meditation and becoming more mindful in their everyday lives, they experienced the possibilities these practices could have in helping people re-discover a healthier and more joyful relationship with food and eating. Both Jan and Char have taught people how to take better care of themselves by using their own innate wisdom to determine when, what, where and how much to eat. Still, they knew that if they could teach other professionals to teach mindful eating, many more people would benefit. She shared her experiences over three decades of practicing and teaching mindful eating, in the book, Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food Shambhala Publishing, , revised , which has been translated into ten languages. She is a published author of several articles exploring the intersection of abuse and eating disorders and the application of mindfulness. She lives and gardens in Connecticut.