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Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food
But the bottom line is this: To make smart, healthy eating choices, your body and mind work together to send you essential clues about what you need and want to eat. These clues give you information about ''how much'' and ''what'' to eat.
The sensations and emotions that signal when you're full, famished, or just wanting to eat something rich and delicious are a complex combination of bodily and emotional feelings.
If you are attentive and responsive to these cues, your eating will be healthy, in control, and well regulated. Dieting and disliking your body are incredibly detrimental to your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. They inhibit your ability to accurately decode your body's messages and feedback.
The dieting mindset is akin to taking a knife and cutting the connection that is your body's only line of communication with your head.
The dieting mindset can skew your knowledge of healthy eating so badly that you have no idea of what to eat. Mindless eating is then manifested in two ways. Instead, this book encourages you to listen to your body's cues.
Mindful Eating - Improve Your Relationship to Food
Enjoy your treats in smaller portions, using all five senses. Instead of cramming food into your mouth in a trance, stop to think about how it feels in your finger Not just another diet book; more like the anti-diet book. Instead of cramming food into your mouth in a trance, stop to think about how it feels in your fingers, how it looks on the plate, how it smells, the sound your fork makes when you pierce it, and stop to savor the taste.
That's what mindful eating is described as: This book has its roots in Buddhist teachings, mostly in the methods of observing your own reactions and thinking about yourself and how you are feeling. Albers first describes what mindfulness is, and outlines four pillars of mindfulness: She then moves on to tips and exercises to help you to treat food in a more mindful manner.
The tip chapters are small bite-size, if you'll pardon a bad pun and usually include some inspirational quotes, plausible real-life examples of behaviors she is discussing, plus one or two exercises.
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Exercises run the gamut from internalized mental activities to keeping a physical or digital food journal. At the end of the book are collections of tips and inspirational quotes. I felt like the book was skewed a little toward a female audience -- most of the examples involved women, and the tremendous body image issues that many women face are addressed -- but I could also see others finding some useful things here.