Intuitive Eating for Life
How Mindfulness Can Deepen and Sustain Your Intuitive Eating Practice
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
For anyone who struggles with food, eating, and body image, Intuitive Eating for Life presents easy and effective mindfulness skills to enhance, sustain, and deepen your intuitive eating practice!
Intuitive eating is a great way to get off the diet roller coaster, stay healthy, build confidence in your body, and take the guesswork out of mealtime. But if you’re like many people, you may have trouble staying on track. Enter mindfulness! Based on the popular anti-diet book program, Intuitive Eating, renowned nutrition therapist and meditation teacher Jenna Hollenstein provides powerful mindfulness tools to help you find stability, discover self-awareness, and self-regulate—so you can respect your body and honor your health.
In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn to practice intuitive eating using the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a classic Buddhist framework. The Four Foundations include:
- Mindfulness of body, in which you will examine how the body awareness enhances your ability to practice the principles of intuitive eating—honor your hunger, respect your fullness, and exercise.
- Mindfulness of feeling, in which you will explore the ways that mindfulness and meditation can provide stability and self-awareness, allowing you to experience the full spectrum of your emotions in real time.
- Mindfulness of mind, in which you will examine your own beliefs and misconceptions about eating and the body and respond to them with compassion
- Mindfulness of dhammas (or phenomena), in which you will learn how phenomena such as the impermanence of life can shift our focus from improving our bodies to caring for them.
Using these simple and easy-to-remember foundations, you’ll discover that you can easily stay on track with your intuitive eating path, and actually improve it for better health and overall well-being. So, what are you waiting for?
“Bravo, Intuitive Eating for Life! I wholeheartedly agree there is undeniable freedom available to us when we embrace the present moment, allowing us not only to celebrate each and every meal before us, but the life-affirming nourishment our souls receive as well.”~Emme
—Emme, mother, model, social disrupter, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy and Confident, and founder of www.truebeautyfoundation.org
“What a gift to have a book that complements Intuitive Eating, while also bringing meaning to why mindfulness and intuitive eating are so interconnected. Jenna Hollenstein takes intuitive eating from its self-care framework and weaves it into a practice that is sustained through a dedication to mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Through thought-provoking questions and exercises, she guides the reader down a path that brings unconscious perceptions into conscious awareness, ultimately leading to decreased stress and increased well-being. This book is a gem!”~Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDS-S
—Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDS-S, nutrition therapist, coauthor of Intuitive Eating, and author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens
“In Intuitive Eating for Life, Jenna Hollenstein artfully and compassionately bridges the gap between mindful eating and intuitive eating. If you’ve tried intuitive eating and had trouble implementing the principles, this book may be just what you are missing! It’s more than a book about changing your relationship with food—it’s about changing your relationship with yourself, and may impact your life in ways that you never expected.”~Alexis Conason, PsyD
—Alexis Conason, PsyD, psychologist, and author of The Diet-Free Revolution
“Reading Intuitive Eating for Life is like spending time with a trusted friend who walks alongside you in your own journey. This book recognizes the differences we all bring to our eating, and asks us to celebrate them instead of push against them as diet culture has demanded of us. With sensitivity and compassion, Jenna invites everyone to the table in this thoughtful, practical text.”~Colleen Clemens, PhD
—Colleen Clemens, PhD, director of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Kutztown University; and coeditor of Philadelphia Reflections
“Intuitive eating often makes sense intellectually, but many people (understandably) struggle with the discomfort and uncertainty that go along with putting it into practice. With Intuitive Eating for Life, Hollenstein shows us how mindfulness is an essential skill that will help you ‘sit with’ these challenges. Full of reflection prompts, tools, and practices, this book will help you explore your relationship to food, eating, and your body from a place of compassion and curiosity.”~Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD
—Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, author of Unapologetic Eating
“Intuitive eating should be easy and straightforward—right? Often, this is not the case. Yet, we shouldn’t give up on intuitive eating, as it enhances well-being. Instead, we need practices that support it. You’ll find this support within Hollenstein’s book. Stocked with mindfulness practices and information, this brilliant book will help deepen and sustain your intuitive eating path and build trust and confidence in your body.”~Tracy Tylka, PhD
—Tracy Tylka, PhD, professor of psychology at The Ohio State University, Intuitive Eating Scale developer, and editor of Body Image
“Relatable, practical, and filled with honesty, Intuitive Eating for Life enlists powerful mindfulness techniques to help us think about the way we approach food from an intuitive and nonrestrictive place. The ‘mindful moments’ sprinkled throughout the book help you tangibly find ways to apply these techniques to your everyday life without feeling overwhelmed!”~Bethany C. Meyers
—Bethany C. Meyers, founder and CEO of the be.come project, and advocate for body neutrality
“I wish this book were a standard-issue user manual for having a human body! Have you tried intuitive eating and needed ‘something’ to make it work? Intuitive Eating for Life is your magic ingredient. Jenna tackles tender realities of living in a body with the gentleness and precision of a true mindfulness master, and offers a path to the cessation of suffering that arises from diet culture. Brilliant and invaluable!”~Erica Mather, MA
—Erica Mather, MA, yoga therapist; and author of Your Body, Your Best Friend