I think this might be the first book on weight loss that I've ever read that actually spoke to me. Conceptually it's so far beyond normal weight loss advice. By accessing my spirituality in this journey/battle I feel like I have a deeper understanding of what I'm doing, how and why. Approaching it from a zen standpoint is something I never really thought of doing and it's really helping me so far. I've studied yoga, meditation and miindfulness but never thought of applying it in such a practical way to my life. To go at with beginner's mind instead of with a sledgehammer has put me more at peace with my body and now I feel like I'm working WITH it instead of against it. I wanted to lend it to a friend of mine, but I dunno, I kind of want to be able to access it whenever I want! I read it quickly all the way through first and now am going back and really focusing on one section at a time and somewhat meditating on it.
The book in and of itself is well written- intelligent and clear with focus. I'm getting so much more than I expected from this book!
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Mindful Eating - Holistic, Sustainable Weight Loss
Forget everything you've been told about losing weight. Modern science treats weight loss from a physical perspective. But our daily decisions begin in the mind. Mindful eating and mindful living can help you with holistic and sustainable weight loss.
Weight loss is an integrated process, and this book shows you how everything falls into place. The Mindful Life Weight Loss program outlines five areas of weight loss: mindfulness, diet, activity, relational thinking, and nature.
Building on the practice of mindful eating and awareness, you will learn how each area of your life is influenced by the other areas. You will make joyful, small goals, and start on the holistic and sustainable path toward ending your struggles with weight.
About the Author
Kim Gold is the co-creator of the Mindful Life Weight Loss program. She has studied and practiced ways of personal growth through meditative disciplines and psychology for more than 25 years. She has an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a registered yoga teacher. She has dedicated her passion to helping people trying to lose weight to find holistic and sustainable weight loss in the context of mindful eating.