Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship to Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
"Every year millions of people vow to lose weight and get healthy, but the largest roadblock to these changes are ingrained eating habits. Commercial diets not only fail to address the root of unhealthy behavior, but also damage self-worth, as adopters cycle through success and relapse in what can become a painful emotional spiral. Now, for the first time, two leading experts from the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health - a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in years of scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how different foods and beverages effect our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through meditation. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to health, where dieting becomes an exertion of willpower, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits, including stress levels, nutrition and exercise, relationships and even spirituality. Loaded with meditation exercises, behavioral techniques and food charts, this book provides the tools to avoid cravings, stop emotional overeating, identify when you are full and find time to exercise. By tapping into the root of unhealthy triggers, readers can reprogram their bodies, make healthy choices, lose weight and keep it off for life."
"Ruth Wolever is the Director of Health Psychology at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine and a staff member at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. Beth Reardon is longtime nutritionist with training in health promotion and wellness and is the Director of Integrative Nutrition at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine."