The art of mindfulness has the power to transform our daily struggles with meals and renew our sense of pleasure and satisfaction with our food. Mindful eating is a completely vel approach that urges focus on the process of eating, with all its flavors and smells, as well as the thoughts and sensations that run through you while you eat. Whether you suffer from being overweight, have any kind of eating disorder, or simply just want to get more out of life, this book is for you. You will learn to tune into your body's wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat; identify your habits and dietary patterns; develop a more compassionate attitude towards your struggle with food; and find out what you really crave. An audio CD with guided exercises to start the reader with a healthy, mindful eating is also included.
Jan Chozen Bays is a pediatrician and a professor of meditation. She has been teaching people how to eat healthier for more than 20 years. She serves as a priest and a teacher at the Jizo Mountain-Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon.