The Mindful Diet combines cutting-edge science and authority with the warmhearted encouragement and non-judgmental intimacy of a personal wellness coach to reprogram the mind and body, change your relationship to food, improve sensory satisfaction, increase happiness and lose weight for life.
The Mindful Diet is the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle.
Most diets don't address the roots of unhealthy behaviour, and they also can damage self-worth as those trying to lose weight repeatedly cycle through success and relapse. Now, for the first time, two leading experts offer a new concept 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.
Loaded with meditation exercises, behavioural techniques, nutrition advice and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to avoid cravings, stop emotional overeating and figure out when you are full.
Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to reprogram your body, make healthy choices, lose weight and keep it off for life.
About the Authors
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 a longtime nutritionist with training in health promotion and wellness and is the Director of Integrative Nutrition at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine.
'The Mindful Diet provides an empowering program, gifting the reader with easy to implement tools to fully engage the mind in the fundamentally important decisions related to food choices. This is extremely valuable information that will clearly enhance your resolve when it comes to eating right.'
David Perlmutter, bestselling author of Grain Brain
'The Mindful Diet gifts you with the tools needed to be mindful of every mouthful. Wolever and Reardon have transformed cutting edge science into a simple, doable blueprint for nourishing both mind and body. Reach for whole foods and redefine your relationship with foods as you let this elegant book guide you on your journey to optimal health and wellness.'
Pam Peeke, bestselling author of The Hunger Fix
'This is not an 'eat this, don't eat that' program; rather, it's an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure. Those who struggle with long-term weight issues may find this approach to be the answer they seek.'
'The Mindful Diet skillfully leads the reader to a new relationship with eating and food. The book is wonderfully readable, yet Wolever and Reardon ground the many suggested practices in up-to-date wisdom from psychological research and nutritional information. It illuminates the dimensions of mindful eating in a way that is easily approachable, yet can help break the cycle of overeating and over-dieting.'
Jean Kristeller, co-founder, The Center for Mindful Eating