Eating Mindfully

Author: Susan Albers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608823321
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Self-Help

What would it be like to really savor your food? Instead of grabbing a quick snack on your way out the door or eating just to calm down at the end of a stressful day, isn’t it about time you let yourself truly appreciate a satisfying, nourishing meal? In our modern society, weight concerns, obesity rates, and obsession with appearance have changed the way we look at food—and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever snacked when you weren’t hungry, have used guilt as a guide for your eating habits, or have cut calories even when you felt hungry, you have experienced “mindless” eating firsthand. This mindless approach to food is dangerous, and can have serious health and emotional consequences. But if you’ve been mindlessly eating all your life, it can be difficult to make a change. When it comes down to it, you must take a whole new approach to eating—but where do you begin? Practicing mindful eating habits may be just the thing to make that important change. In fact, it might just be the answer you’ve been searching for all these years. The breakthrough approaches in Eating Mindfully, by Susan Albers, use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. Ten years after the release of the first edition, this book continues to help thousands of readers change the way they approach mealtime. So what’s changed? For starters, there is a new section that focuses on the “occasional mindless eater.” This second edition emphasizes that mindful eating isn’t only for those on a diet or for those who have severely problematic eating habits—it’s for everyone. In addition, this new edition features over 50 new tips for eating mindfully. Inside, you will learn how to be more aware of what you eat, get to know your fullness and hunger cues, and how to savor and appreciate every bite. You will also learn how mindlessness corrupts the way you eat, and how it can manifest in a number of different eating problems. No matter where you are in your journey toward mindful eating, this book will be an invaluable resource, and you will gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat—leading to a healthier, happier life.

Religion Food and Eating in North America

Author: Benjamin E. Zeller
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231537315
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Religion

The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore the role of food and eating in defining theologies and belief structures, creating personal and collective identities, establishing and challenging boundaries and borders, and helping to negotiate issues of community, religion, race, and nationality. Contributors consider food practices and beliefs among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, as well as members of new religious movements, Afro-Carribean religions, interfaith families, and individuals who consider food itself a religion. They traverse a range of geographic regions, from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to North America’s urban centers, and span historical periods from the colonial era to the present. These essays contain a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the embeddedness of food and eating practices within specific religions and the embeddedness of religion within society and culture. The volume makes an excellent resource for scholars hoping to add greater depth to their research and for instructors seeking a thematically rich, vivid, and relevant tool for the classroom.

Mindful Eating

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482261X
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Self-Help

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 in to 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 program containing guided exercises led by the author.

Becoming Mindful

Author: Erin Zerbo, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781615370757
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

Featuring embedded exercises and guided meditations—as well as an appendix with audio guided meditations and a resource list—Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice provides clinicians with readily accessible tools to use in sessions with patients. With chapters that focus on the benefits of mindfulness for both the clinician and the patient, this guide discusses practical aspects and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving. Key takeaways summarize each chapter’s content, making it easy for busy clinicians to quickly reference the information they need to most effectively treat patients, including children and adolescents; patients battling substance addiction; and patients suffering from such disorders as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With additional sections on mindful eating, mindfulness and technology, and the growing field of positive psychiatry, Becoming Mindful introduces readers to the full scope of benefits that mindfulness has to offer.

Think Like a Pancreas

Author: Gary Scheiner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780738215372
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

Few diabetes books focus specifically on the day-to-day issues facing people who use insulin. In this fully updated and revised edition, diabetes educator Gary Scheiner provides the tools to “think like a pancreas”—to successfully master the art and science of matching insulin to the body's ever-changing needs. Comprehensive, free of medical jargon, and packed with useful information not readily available elsewhere, this new edition covers the many strides taken in diabetes education and management since the first edition seven years ago. Think Like a Pancreas includes critical information, such as day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring, designing an insulin program to best match your lifestyle, up-to date medication and technology, and new insulin formulations and combinations.

Ending the Food Fight

Author: David Ludwig
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0547053681
Release Date: 2008-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

In a landmark study for parents of overweight children, a pediatrician and endocrinologist addresses three key factors influencing body weight--biology, behavior, and environment--and introduces an effective, progressive program that integrates a low-glycemic diet to help children lose weight and helps permanently improve a family's lifestyle and eating habits. Reprint.

Eat What You Love Love What You Eat

Author: Michelle May M.D.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781934076330
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Self-Help

Do you regularly deprive yourself, succumb to temptation, feel guilty, and then start the process all over again? If so, you need this book. Dr. Michelle May will guide you out of the food-focused, diet-driven downward spiral that leads you to eat, repent, and repeat. She offers a powerful alternative: end your love-hate relationship with food and start eating mindfully and joyfully. No more rigid rules, strict exercise regimens, questionable drugs, or food substitutes. This book will soon have you eating the foods you love without fear, without guilt, and without bingeing. Create the healthy, energetic, and vibrant life you deserve. Called ''the antidote to ineffective dieting,'' Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a rare prescription for optimal health of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. After twenty years of yo-yo dieting, physician Michelle May discovered a peaceful, joyful relationship with food. Now Dr. May will show you how to resolve mindless and emotional eating and break free from your eat-repent-repeat cycle. With uncommon sense and a powerful mind-body approach to healthy living, Dr. May helps you rediscover when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules. You'll learn the truth about nutrition and how to stop using exercise to earn the right to eat. You'll finally experience the pleasure of eating the foods you love--without guilt or bingeing. In down-to-earth language that conveys her compassion for people who are sick of overeating and dieting, Dr. May offers you unconventional strategies for eating fearlessly and mindfully. With your new, powerful patterns of thinking, you’ll live the balanced, vibrant life you crave. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat received seven awards for publishing including Best Health Book, Best Body-Mind-Spirit Book, Best Nutrition Book, and Best Self-Help Book. TIME.com called Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat one of the Top 10 Notable New Diet Books for 2010 (though Dr. May insists that it is actually a how-NOT-to-diet book). Looking for Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work? We are sorry but that book is now out of print and has been replaced by this greatly revised, updated, and expanded version, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. While Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is based on the same key concepts to guide readers out of yo-yo dieting, it also includes new tools and strategies, new chapters and topics (including head hunger, emotional eating, fearless eating, mindful eating, and mindful movement), personal stories from Dr. May and her patients, dozens of recipes from Dr. May s husband, Chef Owen, and much more.

Well Nourished

Author: Andrea Lieberstein
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781592337521
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Psychology

Learn how to nourish your mind, body, and spirit and have a mindful relationship to food. Many people use food to nourish themselves when what they are really hungry for is other forms of nourishment. What if we were living a life where we felt well-nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and creatively? What if we were mindfully present to receive, experience, plan for, and engage in nourishing activities, moments, and practices regularly that fed us on many levels. What if we were able to maintain an inner sense of balance and nourishment even when things are not perfectly in balance, and have the tools and practices to do so rather than turn to food at those times? This book will show readers how to develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well-nourished life with step-by-step examples, tools, and mindful practices that can be individualized to their unique needs.

Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care

Author: Steven Walfish
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: PSU:000067796403
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Psychology

This fascinating book is a cornucopia of useful stories from practitioners who took action to free their practices from the reins of managed care. By tapping into their natural interests, talents, and passions, these 50 entrepreneurial practitioners demonstrate ways you can reinvigorate your practice and achieve greater financial success at the same time. I loved this book!ùNancy E. bloater, PhD, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division of independent Practice and Clinical Psychologist, independent practice Extraordinary! This book brings together an impressive list of nonûmanaged care opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Practitioners looking to build a more lucrative practice outside of insurance panels should definitely read this, especially early career psychologistsùwhat a:great resource for getting started in practice the right way!ùJosephine S. Minardo, PsyD, Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists and Founder of Psych Internship Prep Successful practices outside of managed care result from developing personal passions, creating opportunities. . . and reading this book! Walfish connects the reader not only to real psychologists who have found a variety of niches but also to ready-touse strategies and practical references. You're sure to find several ideas to expand your practice.ùJana N. Martin, PhD, independent practice and Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological insurance Trust Pchologists are increasingly dissatisfied with managed care companies, yet they lack sound guidance on developing a practice that is not insurance-based. This book illustrates 50 strategies for creating a practice that is not dependent on managed care or insurance. The contributors describe how they successfully, carved out a niche in areas as varied as family and divorce counseling, teaching and supervision, health care, product development, and organizational con-suiting. They also describe their practice arrangements, training experiences, and primary activities, as well as the pros and cons of the career path; effective business approaches; and useful professional resources, books, journals, websites, and societies. This book provides plenty of ideas for early career psychologists and graduate students interested in starting a private practice as well as for seasoned practitioners who want to develop alternative income sources to minimize dependence on insurance companies.

Happy Belly

Author: Nadya Andreeva
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
ISBN: 9781599324173
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Happy Belly Guide is your personalized roadmap to rediscover the joy of having a healthy relationship with food while enjoying the benefits of efficient digestion. Using the wisdom of Ayurveda, mindfulness and psychology, Nadya Andreeva created the Happy Belly guide which is designed to help women heal their digestive issues, find foods that address their body's unique needs and change habits that are destructive to the body. Happy belly is jam-packed with practical living and eating tips, journaling exercises, and ancient knowledge of Ayurveda that will help you create a personalized approach to food based on combing outer and inner wisdom. This book is not a diet plan, not a cookbook. It is a manual on how to create a better relationship with your body and your digestion through building awareness, understanding, and an open dialogue. Using her own experience and knowledge gained from working with hundreds of women in her private wellness coaching practice Nadya Andreeva encourages readers to find their own balanced approach to eating that helps their digestion. This personalized approach stems from an open communication and collaboration of our logical intelligent mind and our wise intuitive body. You will discover: · How to reduce and prevent post meal bloating and help your stomach be regular. · Overcome emotional eating, overeating, and binging that are overloading digestion and create a negative internal dialogue · Easy to digest foods that help to soothe a sensitive and irritated gut while providing nutrient-rich source of energy and satisfaction · Tips for treating food with love and being able to treat yourself to any food as long as you know how to balance it out · How to use your mind and emotions to help your body heal · How to deal with one of the main enemies of an efficient digestion - stress You will also get access to multiple materials online available for a free download with the books purchase

Comer atentos

Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publisher: Editorial Kairós
ISBN: 9788472450004
Release Date: 2014-02-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

El arte de la atención (mindfulness) puede transformar nuestra cotidiana lucha con las comidas, renovar nuestro sentido del placer, así como nuestra satisfacción con la alimentación. Comer atentos consiste en un enfoque novedoso que implica concentrar totalmente la atención en el proceso de comer, en todos los sabores, olores, pensamientos y sensaciones que surgen durante una comida. Tanto si padeces de sobrepeso o de cualquier otro trastorno alimentario, o simplemente deseas sacarle más jugo a la vida, con este libro aprenderás a: - sintonizar con la propia sabiduría del cuerpo en lo relativo a qué, cuándo y cuánto comer, - comer menos sintiéndote saciada o saciado, - identificar tus hábitos y pautas alimentarias, - desarrollar una actitud más compasiva con respecto a tus luchas con la comida, - descubrir qué anhelas de verdad. Incluye una sección de audio con ejercicios guiados de Fernando Torrijos para iniciarnos en el comer atentos.

The Joy of Half a Cookie

Author: Jean Kristeller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698178854
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Anyone who’s tried to lose weight through sheer will power knows how difficult, if not impossible, it can be. In this practical and paradigm-shifting book, Dr. Jean Kristeller presents a new alternative--a program for weight loss based on her successful Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program. Instead of frustration, depravation, backsliding, guilt, and a lack of results, The Joy of Half a Cookie provides simple, proven ways to lose weight and keep it off, using what we now know about the power of the mind. The first book to bring mindfulness to the dieting space in a truly accessible and mainstream way, The Joy of Half a Cookie will show readers how to lose weight while: ditching willpower, guilt, and cravings loving every bite, including favorite and previously “forbidden” foods tapping into the body’s satiety signals Written for anyone who wants to lose weight – not just the mediation and yoga crowd – this accessible book delivers a proven way to find peace of mind and a healthier relationship with food, for life.