Being Mindful – Foodie Style | Artful Eating | Blog Tour

So if you know me, you’d know I like food. I’ve also spend the past year reading up on all things gut related (weird I know!) and watching what I eat. Basically eating more fruit and veggies rather than pretending that chickpea crisps are part of my five-a-day.

I was super excited to receive a copy of this and dived right in – it’s full of useful hints and tips!

Blurb

This book can change your life forever!

Rediscover the magic of eating for pleasure and enjoy a life of balance with the freedom to eat the foods you want without dieting.

Artful Eating will take you on a journey filled with stories, life lessons, practical tools and strategies all rooted in the most up to date scientific and psychological research. Learn how to reprogram your mind to lose weight and achieve the body you desire, by changing your thoughts, behaviours and approach to pleasure.

Successful weight loss is not about what you eat, it’s about why and how you eat. We are missing the most vital ingredient in the weight loss battle: the mind. It is our mind that fuels every decision we make about food and by focusing solely on the symptom, the excess weight, we have lost sight of the cause.

There is no strenuous exercise regime, no food elimination, no strict meal plan, just powerful psychological tools and strategies which will create lasting change. You will be amazed at how easy it is to achieve the body you desire and truly deserve.

About the Author

Karina Melvin has BSc in Psychology, an MA in Addiction Studies, an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and is currently a PhD candidate in Psychoanalysis. She is fascinated by how our mind works and has been helping people change their lives for over ten years. She set up her own private psychotherapy practice in 2010 and through that has developed her Artful Eating approach as a way to help many of the people she works with. Karina is married and lives and works in Dublin.

If you Google food and health, you’ll notice that we’re in a bit of a healthy foodie crazy. Not that that’s a bad thing of course, it just means that the internet is FULL of information, information that contradicts and provides different reasons for eating and not eating certain food.

What I loved about Karina’s book was that nothing really was ‘off limits’, arguable, it’s being mindful with what you’re eating and how you’re feeling. What a fabulous concept!

The book is set out into various sections; Starter, Main Course and Dessert, giving you useful information throughout. It also features a bunch of simple recipes towards the back of the book to get you on the right track.

I particularly liked how the book was set out. How the pages were divided into columns throughout the book, making it easier to read and with bullet points, it feels less like a text book and more like something you can easily dip into and find exactly what you’re looking for.

This book is fabulous to just dip into, time and time again. And is well worth reading with either a pen or highlighter to take notes or make marks in the book (if you don’t mind, that is).

Karina doesn’t just touch on eating, so think portion sizes and what to eat, but also on how you feel and what to do about cravings and emotional eating.

This isn’t just a weight loss book, but something which will prove useful to those that just want to keep an eye on their eating for both their health and well-being. A fab book!

Be sure to follow along with the blog tour on Twitter, which is running until the end of this week (17th July).

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