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  • Published: 15 February 2009
  • ISBN: 9781590305317
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

Mindful Eating

A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food




The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food-and 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 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.

In this book, you'll learn 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

Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio CD containing guided exercises led by the author.

  • Published: 15 February 2009
  • ISBN: 9781590305317
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Jan Chozen Bays

A practicing Buddhist for more than thirty years, Jan Chozen Bays is a Zen master in the White Plum lineage of the late Japanese master Taizan Maexumi Roshi. She serves as priest and teacher at the Jizo Mountain-Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. She is also a practicing pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect.

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