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The mindful vegan : a 30-day plan for finding health, balance, peace, and happiness
Muelrath, Lani, author.
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Publication Information:
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover how to shed old thinking patterns--and live more joyfully with food. Ready to get to the roots of your challenges around food--whether it's gratuitous snacking, compulsive or emotional eating, indulging cravings, overeating, or other disheartening habits? Be ready to get mindful. Mindfulness can be the deciding factor between your successful adoption of a healthy vegan diet and repeated frustrating attempts. This simple technique goes under the surface of what is hampering your happiness, providing a sought-after solution to many of life's ups and downs by rewiring your reactivity to challenges. Certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, award winning teacher, and vegan advocate Lani Muelrath has been practicing mindfulness meditation for 25 years. In The Mindful Vegan, she teaches you how to practice mindfulness and shows how it can bring freedom and a new joy to your eating--and living--experience. With step-by-step instructions, personal stories, positivity, humor, and a handful of delicious recipes, The Mindful Vegan will help you emancipate yourself from the stranglehold that mindless and compulsive eating have on your weight, health, food choices, and, most of all, peace of mind. With Lani's guidance, you'll learn the techniques of mindfulness meditation, opening the door to creating a more resilient vegan lifestyle. You'll discover why eating in a way that lines up with your convictions about health, the environment, and ethics reduces stress and increases happiness. What's more, you'll even learn to navigate conversations with others about eating--and living--vegan, with greater clarity, equanimity, and presence of mind. The Mindful Vegan sets you on a path to cultivating your capacity for genuine happiness and a more peaceful life--in a way that is personally satisfying and aligned with your deepest values. This book is for anyone who wants to be free of frustrating and baffling eating behaviors, experience a new ease around eating, and discover their naturally healthy weight. Stop stressing. Start living--and eating--mindfully. Your body and mind will thank you."--Publisher's description.
Freedom. On to something -- My watershed moment -- The thirty-day plan. Presence of mind. Beginning practice: position -- Beginning practice: anchor -- Beginning practice: intention and remindfulness -- Am I doing it "right"? -- Wandering mind, unhappy mind? -- Must be present to win -- Bodily sensations -- Meditation on bodily sensations -- Body survey -- Kathryn- from food free fall to eating freedom -- Hindrances, antidotes, and helping factors -- Big diet, binges, and a better way -- Becoming vegan -- The mindful vegan plate -- Mediation on emotions -- RAIN -- Moods and foods -- Moods and mindfulness -- Higher ground and mindfully navigating conversations -- Cultivating kindness and compassion -- Attractivism -- Spectrum of mindfulness practices -- Your naturally healthy body and weight -- The pure joy of eating -- Cravings -- Addiction -- Mindful movement -- Stress and anxiety -- A path with heart -- Day thirty-one and beyond -- Recipes. Breakfast -- Dressing and sauces -- Salads and savory main dishes -- Sweet finishes.
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