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The Enlightened Diet

Seven Weight-loss Solutions

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The Enlightened Diet: Seven Weight-loss Solutions That Nourish Body, Mind, and Soul is a holistic approach to weight loss that incorporates the ancient wisdom of philosophies like Buddhism, Kabalism and Hinduism into its plan.

Created by health researchers Deborah Kesten and Larry Scherwitz, the authors identify seven eating styles such as the Emotional Eater, the Food Fretter, The Task Snacker that lead to overeating and offer effective strategies for overcoming them. The authors also show how these distincy eating styles lead to the chronic health conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease that are plaguing this country.

The book discourages counting calories or restricting foods and instead offers you to look at the nutrient profile as well as the intangible ingredients like emotions, gratitude, and compassion that shape your eating habits and ultimately lead you to a healthier lifestyle. Practices such as meditation, introspective questionnaires, cooking with cooking clubs are some of the practical strategies that you are encouraged to try in The Enlightened Diet.

PRO
  • Gets to the root of weight gain and food issues
  • Offers practical exercises and tips to prevent dysfunctional eating
  • Promotes a healthy well-being that includes a healthy body, mind and spirit
CON
  • May be too holistic or spiritual
DIET and NUTRITION

The Enlightened Diet provides a detailed questionnaire to help you discover your individual eating profile—and a personalized eating plan , so that you can turn eating behaviors that lead to weight gain—into weight loss.

The Enlightened Diet tries to uncover the root cause of your weight gain and dysfunctional eating behaviors. It encourages you to look at why you choose the foods you eat and under what emotional mindset do you find yourself reaching for food that has lead to weight gain.

It does not offer a specific diet plan per se since the book does not encourage the counting of calories or fat grams. But rather it has you performing certain mindful exercises, before, during and after you eat in order create more self awareness around the food you eat.

EXERCISE

The Enlightened Diet does not include a physical exercise component but you will be instructed to meditate and engage in other mindfulness exercises. The book includes an entire chapter on Enlightened Exercise that will help you to lose weight and disengage from destructive eating behaviors and patterns.

CONCLUSION

The Enlightened Diet is a holistic and wholesome look at weight gain and weight loss. This book is not about losing weight quickly or eating only certain kinds of foods but rather it is a practical guide that helps you to identify what kind of an eater you are and offers strategies that will help you to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy mind.

Common Misspellings

The Enlighted Diet, The Inlightened Diet, The Enlitened Diet


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