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Eating the Moment 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time

Posted Sep 19 2010 10:17pm

Eating the Moment 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time




Do you use food to comfort yourself when you’re feeling depressed or stressed? Do you sometimes eat simply because you’re bored? There are so many opportunities to snack and overeat mindlessly, it’s no wonder that most diets fail. But mindless eating can lead to health problems, obesity, and a feeling that you’ve lost control.

Eating the Moment offers 141 mindfulness activities to help you listen to your body, understand why you’re eating, and control your cravings if you’re eating out of habit or because of your emotions. You won’t find any start dates, dieting tips, or meal plans in this book, just practical and meaningful exercises to help you end mindless eating and begin nourishing yourself in healthy and fulfilling ways.

Eating the Moment is a quick, enjoyable read full of creative, clever exercises and insightful, thought-provoking text. Rather than being shamed into deprivation, readers are taught original exercises to help them learn about their palates and manage their appetites. Who knew that weight control could be so fun and empowering?

Dina Cheney, author of Tasting Club


In Eating the Moment, psychologist Pavel Somov gives you the practical tools you need to reap the rewards of eating more mindfully. Read it and discover how to have a relationship with food that is smarter, healthier, more conscious, and enjoyable.

Deborah Kesten, MPH, author of The Enlightened Diet

Somov is one of the most creative psychologists around. He is knowledgeable about research-based and effective therapy techniques. He is aware of Eastern philosophies, and Buddhism in particular. And he is a productive therapist who knows how to translate knowledge into personal action for clients. All of these gifts are evident in Somov’s book, Eating the Moment, which is not only informative, not only good reading, but also tremendously helpful in the most difficult area of behavior change losing and keeping off weight.

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., JD, author of Seven Tools to Beat Addiction and Addiction-Proof Your Child

Eating the Moment is a thoughtful feast for those who want to understand the psychology of eating and how to overcome mindlessness with food. The 141 eating practices are easy-to-grasp appetizers for becoming more aware, overcoming craving, and transforming your experience with food. If you have ever wanted a primer on eating skills that you never learned at home or in school, this book is an excellent place to start.

Donald Altman, author of Meal by Meal and Art of the Inner Meal

5 Stars An excellent, very helpful book
I wish I would have found this book years ago. I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for over 30 years. And I used food to take care of my needs, during stressful situations and to calm me. For me “control” has never worked, there was no way to control my cravings or to control my appetite or even to control my feelings and therefore diets actually have never worked in the long run.

But Dr. Somov has showed me easy to follow ways to be conscious of my cravings and to take care of them or just to let them be. Even though my life is still the same – still enough stress and a huge work load – I dont reach for the cookie bowl anymore and – for the first time in my life since I have been a child I eat according to my needs. I always new that the cure for this eating problem lies within me and Dr. Somov has just showed me the way. Thank you so much for this long-distance therapy, I hope your book will be translated and published all over the world.

5 Stars What is Food METH? Food METH is NOT a MYTH!
***********What is Food METH ? —

Food METH is NOT a MYTH!

Fast food is so addictive, BECAUSE IT CONTAINS “HIDDEN MSG” (monosodium

glutamate), the ‘METH’ of the Processed Food Industry!

SEE: [...]

for 25 plus Names used for “HIDDEN MSG.” You will never guess their names!

The “HIDDEN MSG” has clever names! The MSG is hiding right under the

public’s noses. MSG (an ‘excitotoxin’) only purpose in food, is to make you

eat more and more and more and….

‘Truthinlabeling.org’ lists the huge number of names for the “HIDDEN MSG,”

so you won’t be fooled any more !!!!

For example, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is made by boiling junk

vegetables in vats of sulfuric acid and then doused with caustic soda.

–Sounds like the making of METH!–

But HVP is “only one” of the new FOOD METHs. It was recently, recalled by

the FDA for salmonella contamination.

“Citric acid”, made from “CORN and BLACK MOLD,” is another clever name.

Everyone thinks it is made from citrus. LOL

Try a few more names on for size: CARRAGEENAN, Natural Flavors, Spices,

Malted Barley, Autolyzed Yeast, Enzyme Modified, etc….

“HIDDEN MSG” is in Baby formula, sauces, dips, garden burgers, chili, etc.

I lost 12 pounds immediately after I eliminated food with “HIDDEN MSG!”

And I ask you, “Would you knowingly consume MSG or feed it to your BABY?”

Most would answer, “Absolutely NOT!”

I hate to tell you, but you are eating it if you are eating FAST FOOD! or

Processed Foods!

5 Stars Highly Recommended
I am a Registered Dietitian specializing in weight loss, and I recommend this book often to my patients.

Its content is very helpful, simple to understand, concise, and well-organized.

Also recommended:

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

5 Stars practical and insightful
I purchased this book for professional and personal use. It is excellent. The tips are not only practical, but can be very productive when trying to gain more insightfulness

5 Stars I’m not connected to the author!!!!
I want to first off note that I am not in any way familiar with the author – even though I’ve not written very many reviews on Amazon.(I think this only the second or third.) I didn’t realize there were “review police” on this site! Now that we have that cleared up, I have found this to be a very good tool for day to day use – reminders, if you will, about what is really going on “inside there” and whether I am really truly hungry. I don’t have an intense eating disorder (for lack of better words), but I am a work-related stress eater, and frankly, I just love food! One exercise of note that I appreciated is on identifying the PEOPLE who trigger specific eating patterns. I am not finished with this book, so perhaps I will update this later, but I do think it’s a helpful book for those of us who may suffer from environmentally triggered mindless eating. Just of note, I’m no expert on severe or diagnosed eating disorders and so could not comment on whether this would be helpful to those who suffer with them.

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