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Mindful Eating For Dummies

Mindful Eating For Dummies

Laura Dawn

ISBN: 978-1-118-87770-8

Aug 2014

288 pages

$12.99

Description

Ditch the fad diets and discover how to eat mindfully

Packed with tips to help you make lasting dietary changes, Mindful Eating For Dummies paves the way for redefining your relationship with food, challenging your attitude about eating and making attainable changes to integrate mindful eating into everyday life. This no-nonsense, friendly guide offers essential guidance to get healthy, lose weight and avoid negative thought patterns associated with food—the mindful way.

Mindfulness allows you to pay attention to what is going on in your surroundings in order to keep yourself alert and able to react effectively in the present. When applied to eating habits, the practice of mindfulness helps you to pay close attention to the sensation and purpose of each mouthful of food to avoid overeating and fully discover the joys of your meals.

  • Learn how to reduce overeating and change your approach to food forever
  • Begin to choose healthy foods mindfully
  • Find advice on eating mindfully when you're dining out
  • Discover how mindful eating can combat emotional hunger

Whether you want to develop a healthier relationship with food to lose weight, manage a diet- or lifestyle-related illness or simply experience a better awareness and connection at mealtime, Mindful Eating For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting it done.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Mindful Eating 5

Chapter 1: Discovering Mindful Eating 7

Chapter 2: What You Can Expect to Gain (or Lose) from Mindful Eating 25

Part II: Preparing the Ground for Mindful Eating 43

Chapter 3: Getting Mindless by the Mouthful 45

Chapter 4: Getting Ready for Your Mindful Eating Journey 61

Chapter 5: Cultivating a Supportive Mindful Eating Mindset 79

Chapter 6: Choosing Healthy Foods Mindfully 97

Chapter 7: Mindful Meal Preparation 115

Part III: Practicing Mindful Eating 131

Chapter 8: Tooling Up for Mindful Eating 133

Chapter 9: The Many Ways to Practice Mindful Eating 153

Part IV: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life 175

Chapter 10: Mindful Eating for Families 177

Chapter 11: Mindful Eating in Social Situations 191

Chapter 12: Overcoming Obstacles to Mindful Eating 203

Chapter 13: Feeding Your Emotional Hunger 217

Part V: The Part of Tens 233

Chapter 14: Ten (or so) Misconceptions about Mindfulness 235

Chapter 15: Top Ten Tips for Mindful Eating 241

Chapter 16: (Almost) Ten Ways to Mindlessly Eat Less 247

Chapter 17: Ten Paths to Expand Your Mindful Eating Experience 255

Index 261