Synopses & Reviews
When it comes to weight loss, the emphasis today is shifting away from fad diets and compulsive workouts toward sane, sensible techniques that incorporate both the mind and the body. This is the first book to apply the 2,500-year-old principles of Zen Buddhism to the modern struggle with the vicious cycle of dieting, losing, and regaining weight. From a Buddhist perspective, overeating is a disorder of desire. This book will teach readers how to find freedom from eating problems and the tyranny of desire that triggers them. Filled with concrete, practical exercises and the wisdom of the ages, The Zen of Eating provides, at last, an alternative to ineffective diet programs, products, and pills.
From a psychologist and mediator comes the first book of its kind--an innovative approach to diet and weight loss management that taps into the time-tested, 2,500-year-old principles of Zen Buddhism.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-184) and index.
About the Author
Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., was the psychological consultant to Weight Watchers International for nine years, and taught psychology at Hunter College, Queens College, and the City College of New York. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Vegetarian Times, Psychology Today, and other publications. Founder and director of the nonprofit organization Dieters Feed the Hungry, she lives in Berkeley, California and has practiced meditation since 1985.