Mindful Eating by Rachel Bartholomew
Many of us fall easily into patterns of 'mindless' eating. We pick at food while working at our computers, we reach for the quickest-and usually the unhealthiest-snacks for a quick energy boost, we don't take proper lunch breaks, we are constantly distracted while we eat. We have lost a lot of the enjoyment of eating and as a result we are guilty of just 'shoveling' food into our bodies. Mindful eating applies the principles of mindfulness-an ancient Buddhist practice that teaches us to intentionally pay attention to our daily experience-to our everyday eating habits. By eating mindfully we can also break negative habits such as overeating. It also helps us to avoid the pitfalls of yo-yo dieting and so enables us to lose weight and keep it off for good. Filled with practical exercises and delicious recipes, Mindful Eating will set you on a path to a new and healthier way of eating.