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Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food Paperback – 30 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger (30 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572243503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572243507
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.5 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 785,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a simple and powerful books one that takes the reader on a journey within to find solutions to their own individual eating difficulties. Denise Lamothe, Psy.D., HHD, author, "The Taming of the Chew: A Holistic Guide to Stopping Compulsive Eating ""

About the Author

Dr. Susan Albers PsyD is a counseling psychologist at Ohio Wesleyan University and a former counselor specializing in eating disorders at Stanford University. Dr. Albers maintains a private practice treating men and women with eating related issues and disorders in Wooster, Ohio.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book provides a healthy guide. 20 May 2003
By james bundschuh - Published on
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Eating Mindfully provides an excellent guide to people who are serious about learning about themselves and their relationship with food. This book does not promote diets; instead it focuses on true self-awareness. The book explains that through self-awareness one can understand how and why he/she has certain eating behaviors. Buddhism stresses the importance of awareness, and Dr. Albers utilizes some of the most useful facets of Buddhism to help her organize an effective guide.
Dr. Albers explains that if you understand yourself and why you eat the way you do, a balance will be reached and a healthy relationship with food will result. Anyone can lose weight through dieting, but to become the person you want to be and stay that way, a permanent change in behavior is required -- anyone who is honest with himself/herself knows that. Dr. Albers provides a guide to anyone who wants to and has the determination to make this change in his/her life.
After reading the book, I found myself more aware of my eating patterns. In several instances it helped me to not stuff myself silly, which I tend to do on occasion.
I would highly recommend this book.
94 of 102 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful Suggestions, But Not Enough Foundation 12 Dec. 2005
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This book is a collection of 46 brief observations on mindless eating. The observations are short, one or two pages, and include suggestions on how to turn mindless eating into mindfull eating. The observations themselves are diverse so every reader will most likely find several that relate to their specific problems with eating.

However, very little of the book is devoted to the fundamentals of "mindfullness". The book causally quotes the Buddhist origins of "mindfullness" but does not expand on the topic. This causes the observations to feel a little empty since they're constantly referring to a "mindfullness" concept that hasn't been meaningfully explained.

If you want a fundamental understanding of Buudhist "mindfulness" before you apply it to eating problems then I would read "The Zen of Eating" by Kabatznick. If you prefer a more 'thought for the day' type of format then this book is more appropriate.
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I saw this book in O Oprah Magazine 22 July 2005
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What a wonderful, compassionate and helpful guide! I've run across this book in several places but I finally broke down and bought it when I saw it in Oprah Magazine. I'm glad I did. It was different than the other diet books I've bought. It was insightful, easy to read and positive. It helped me to understand why I mindlessly eat and gave a lot of helpful hints for eating in a more mindful, relaxed way. If you want a sample of what is inside this book before you buy it, check out Dr. Albers' website. It was a helpful resource for me and would be for anyone with eating issues.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary! 18 Feb. 2010
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To date I have lost at least 15+ pounds with this book! Incredible.
It is easy to read. The tips are really eye-opening. I'm re-learning how
to be a "normal" eater. I have been an overeater for much of my adult life.
About 20 years. Funny enough, that's how long I've tried dieting.
One tip: please start off with "normal" portions...or, just what you think
you might need to be satisfied. I like to say, "let some other family have
My favorite part was discovering how I try to cram food in when already
satisfied in order to "clean the plate". I've since stopped doing that.
I used to be a big "night eater". Even that has all but disappeared.
This book impressed my doctor, too!
It's a very kind, soft-style, not "beat yourself up", "willpower!" type book.
One of the few out there, I think!
Please give this book a chance. It will work for you, too!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read 6 Sept. 2008
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I found the book well written, easy to read and understand the content. It provided helpful information concerning why/how we make choices about food and how we approach eating in general.
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