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The zen of eating : ancient answers to modern weight problems

Author: Ronna Kabatznick
Publisher: New York, NY : Berkley Pub. Group, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The modern approach to weight loss is shifting away from fad diets and compulsive workouts toward sane, sensible techniques that incorporate both the mind and the body. This book applies the 2,500-year-old principles of Zen Buddhism to the modern struggle with the vicious cycle of dieting, losing, and regaining weight, taking the Buddhist perspective that overeating is a disorder of desire.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronna Kabatznick
ISBN: 0399523820 9780399523823
OCLC Number: 37179695
Notes: "A Perigee Book."
Description: xiv, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Emotional hunger. There is suffering : tasting change --
Attachment to desire causes suffering : a change of heart helps change the mind --
pt. 2. The end of emotional hunger. Suffering ends by letting go of attachment to desire : learning to let things be --
The eightfold path : guidelines for ending emotional hunger --
pt. 3. Recipes for nourishing the heart. Right understanding : seeing the truth in everything --
Right aspiration : how meaning motivates --
Right speech : filling up by speaking right --
Right action : helping others as you help yourself --
Right way of living : the power of integrity --
Right effort : finding the right balance --
Right mindfulness : how to be here now --
Right concentration : turning obstacles into opportunities.
Responsibility: Ronna Kabatznick.

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The modern approach to weight loss is shifting away from fad diets and compulsive workouts toward sane, sensible techniques that incorporate both the mind and the body. This book applies the 2,500-year-old principles of Zen Buddhism to the modern struggle with the vicious cycle of dieting, losing, and regaining weight, taking the Buddhist perspective that overeating is a disorder of desire.

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