Monday, March 16, 2015

The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health by Ruth Wolever PhD, RD, LDN, Beth Reardon MS, and Tania Hannan

Publisher:    Simon and Schuster
Published:   April 7, 2015
Genre:   Non-fiction, Health
Format:  Ebook
Obtained via:  Publisher via Netgalley
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina


Drawing on a blend of scientific research and a combination meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, and nutrition advice, the authors bring a refreshing approach to weight loss.  They do not offer a step by step diet ruled by eating different foods, but give insights into how different aspects of mindfulness can help us shed unwanted weight and live an all-around more balanced life.  There is no hand slapping or didactic instruction where the reader is told what he or she is doing wrong.  Rather the MINDFUL DIET offers constructive concepts the reader can enact on their own or with supportive friends and family. 

The chapters are laid out in a make-sense approach of data on why we overeat and ways of building a foundation to eat better and maintain a healthier lifestyle.  Each chapter has an anecdotal story of someone the authors have worked with.  The book can be read on a basic level to obtain some workable ideas or used as a guide to change and then maintain a healthier lifestyle.  You will need a journal and time to not only do the exercises, but to take care of you.  Checklists are included in a number of chapters to give those that need it some structure in their approach to mindfulness. 

The MINDFUL DIET is not a quick fix to lose weight, but an integrated method of moving to a healthier relationship to food.

This is an objective review and an endorsement of this book.

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