This book introduces and adapts the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance to the observation and management of eating habits. The result is a series of exercises and meditations that reinforce healthy habits and lead to greater tranquility at meals.
The book describes the four foundations of
mindful eating: mindfulness of the mind, the body, the feelings, and the
thoughts. It doesnít encourage a diet of deprivation, but instead
provides a checklist for the wide variety of mindless eating approaches,
which include fasting, dieting, and restricting certain foods, rapid
eating, eating when not hungry or when tired, and food rituals.
"Imagine for a moment that you are holding a bowl of chicken noodle soup."
Thus starts the voyage of eating mindfully. The chapter headings tell the reader what they will learn:
Mindful of the mind
Mindful of the body
Mindful of the feelings
Mindful of the thoughts
Mindful eating motivations
As the reader learns the different ways s/he appraoaches food and eating, it gets easier to pick the right foods. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.