The Joy of half a cookie

Found this book in the library by Jean Kristeller with Alison Bowman.

It's about using mindfulness to lose weight and to change our relationship with food.

I am finding this helpful and wanted to mention it on this forum.

It talks about mindless eating and becoming a mindful eater.

Helpful when wanting to break out of comfort eating and also giving ourselves a hard time for having a treat for a change e.g. favourite cake or dessert

The book looks at eating habits, emotional eating and why we can make it harder for ourselves with a diet mindset.

4 Replies

  • This book sounds interesting, thank you for mentioning it; I am sure there are members on here that will find it interesting and useful. :)

    Sazkia x

  • I'm sure this book will be of interest to a lot of people. I never thought of myself as an emotional eater, but have come to realise mood and tiredness does play a big part. However, if I am really upset I can't eat at all. We are all different, but we all have to eat, it's just how and how much that's the problem!

  • Sounds good, will look it out 😊

  • No doubt there is some psychology involved but don't ignore the physiology. Fructose bypasses any satiating hormones for instance, we can become addicted to its sweetness without it satisfying our hunger. In the longer term it causes insulin resistance, the harmful visceral fats clogging the body's receptors. Fructose glycosylates haemoglobin seven times as much as glucose, speeding up ageing.

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