Synopses & Reviews
What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? In this unique book, mindfulness expert Lynn Rossy offers a proven-effective, whole-body approach to help you discover the real reasons why you’re overeating.
In Mindfulness-Based Intuitive Eating, Rossy provides an innovative and proven-effective program, Eat for Life, to help you slow down, savor each bite, and actually eat less. This unique, whole-body approach will encourage you to adopt healthy eating habits by showing you how to listen to your body’s intuition, uncover the psychological cause of your overeating, and be more mindful during mealtime.
If you find yourself eating without thinking, because you feel bored or sad, or simply because you’ve had a hard day, indulging here and there is understandable. But emotional eating can often spiral out of control, leading to obesity, diabetes, and heart problems in the long run. The whole-body program in this book will help you learn how to listen to your body’s needs, so that you can stay healthy and happy, without giving up your love for food. In fact, according to a recent study, women in the author's Eat for Life program reported higher levels of body appreciation and intuitive eating and lower levels of problematic eating behaviors than did the wait list comparison group.
If you want to lose weight, feel better, and truly enjoy your food, the easy-to-use strategies in this book will show you how—one mindful taste at a time.
What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? In this unique book, mindfulness expert Lynn Rossy offers an original whole-body approach to help readers discover the real reasons why they are overeating. Readers will learn how to slow down, savor each bite, and actually eat less using the author’s innovative and proven effective mindfulness-based intuitive eating program, Eat for Life. By following the easy-to-use strategies in this book, readers will lose weight, feel better, and truly enjoy their food—one mindful taste at a time.
A researcher and psychologist specializing in eating problems and body-image issues, has developed this new, cognitively-based 8-week program to help binge eaters regain control of their body's eating patterns by tracking existing eating habits and slowly adjusting them until the binge eater is eating when hungry and stopping eating when full.
People with normal eating patterns eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. But people struggling with binge eating relate very differently to this most basic need, often risking depression, gastrointestinal problems, and even death because of their problems with food. The Appetite Awareness Workbook offers an eight-week, cognitively based program to help you learn to pay attention to hunger cues, keep track of your feelings about food, and develop an eating schedule that discourages binge eating.
In a series of easy exercises, the book guides you toward taking control of eating habits. First, gradual changes help you eat only when hungry or when a mealtime is scheduled. Then, awareness exercises help you stop eating when moderately full. Finally, by using cognitive techniques to control the tendency to eat for emotional reasons and journaling exercises to stay motivated and on track, you'll learn how to retrain yourself to maintain normal and healthy eating habits for life.
About the Author
Linda W. Craighead, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Clinical Psychology Training program at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. She is also clinical director at La Luna, an outpatient eating disorders treatment center, and clinical supervisor for eating disorder treatment at Psychological Health and Psychiatry in the CU student health center. Her research is done through the Eating and Weight Concerns Clinic at the University of Colorado's Raimy Psychological Clinic.
She consults at Duke Medical Center with weight management programs. She received her PhD from Pennsylvania State University in clinical psychology. She has written many articles and presented papers, and she has taught many professionals about appetite awareness training, the intervention she developed to address a broad range of concerns about eating and weight.