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The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Lossby Marc David
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A revolutionary approach to enhancing metabolism that enables lasting weight loss and facilitates spiritual well-being
• Presents an eight-week weight-loss program
• Explains how relaxed eating stimulates metabolic function and how stress hormones encourage weight gain
• Shows how fully enjoying each meal is the optimal way to a healthy body
Our modern culture revolves around fitting as much as possible into the least amount of time. As a result, most people propel themselves through life at a dizzying pace that is contrary to a healthy lifestyle. We eat fast, on the run, and often under stress, not only removing most of the pleasure we might derive from our food and creating digestive upset, but also wreaking havoc on our metabolism. Many of us come to the end of a day feeling undernourished, uninspired, and overweight.
In The Slow Down Diet Marc David presents a new way to understand our relationship to food, focusing on quality and the possibilities of pleasure in eating to transform and improve metabolism. Citing cutting-edge research on body biochemistry as well as success stories from his own nutritional counseling practice, he shows that we are creatures of body, mind, and spirit and that when we attend to these levels simultaneously we can shed excess pounds, increase energy, and enhance digestion to feel rejuvenated and inspired. Marc David presents an eight-week program that allows readers to explore their unique connection to food, assisting them in letting go of their fears, guilt, and old habits so they can learn to treat their bodies in a dignified and caring way. He reveals the shortcomings of all quick-fix digestive aids and fad diets and debunks common nutrition myths, such as "the right way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more." He shows instead how to decrease cortisol and other stress-hormones and boost metabolic power through proper breathing and nutritional strategies that nourish both the body and soul, proving that fully enjoying each meal is the optimal way to a healthy body. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in nutritional medicine, the psychology of eating, and the science of yoga, Marc David offers readers practical tools that will yield life-transforming, sustainable results.
Explains how relaxed eating stimulates metabolic function.
The Slow Down Dietpresents an eight-week program allowing readers to shed excess pounds, with the new understanding that fully enjoying each meal is an important part of optimal health. Marc David shows how to increase energy and enhance digestion, while feeling rejuvenated and inspired. The author reveals the shortcomings of quick-fix fad diets, and offers the practical tools that will yield life-transforming, sustainable results.
Presenting an eight-week Slow Food program, this volume explains how relaxed eating stimulates metabolic function and how stress hormones encourage weight gain.
About the Author
Marc David, a nutritionist with a master's degree in the psychology of eating, consults with corporations and nonprofit organizations in nutrition, food, and holistic health. He has been a leading nutrition expert at Canyon Ranch for more than 10 years, a workshop leader at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and is the author of Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow-Down Diet. He lives in Colorado.
Table of Contents
Week 1: The Metabolic Power of Relaxation
Week 2: The Metabolic Power of Quality
Week 3: The Metabolic Power of Awareness
Week 4: The Metabolic Power of Rhythm
Week 5: The Metabolic Power of Pleasure
Week 6: The Metabolic Power of Thought
Week 7: The Metabolic Power of Story
Week 8: The Metabolic Power of the
Postscript: Your Metabolic Journey
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