The Joy of Half a Cookie (Hardcover)
Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle with Food
TarcherPerigee, 9780399172151, 288pp.
Publication Date: December 29, 2015
The first book to bring mindfulness to the dieting space in a truly accessible and mainstream way, The Joy of Half a Cookie will show readers how to lose weight while:
- ditching willpower, guilt, and cravings
- loving every bite, including favorite and previously “forbidden” foods
- tapping into the body’s satiety signals
Written for anyone who wants to lose weight – not just the mediation and yoga crowd – this accessible book delivers a proven way to find peace of mind and a healthier relationship with food, for life.
About the Author
Alisa Bowman is a professional writer and ghostwriter who has penned more than 30 titles, including seven NY Times bestsellers. Bowman has appeared on Today, The CBS Early Show, FOX, and Discovery Health.
Praise For The Joy of Half a Cookie: Using Mindfulness to Lose Weight and End the Struggle with Food…
--Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), and author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners
“If you have suffered from food addiction, please give yourself the gift of reading this book. In her pioneering work, Dr. Jean Kristeller offers a pathway to healing that is based on a contemporary understanding of self-regulation and powerful mindfulness-based strategies that will change your relationship with eating, and more. These clear, accessible teachings and practices turn struggle on its head, call forth our deepest wisdom, and reveal the possibility for finding great joy in living.”
--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“The Joy of Half a Cookie is really about reclaiming the joy of life. With a lifetime of successful counseling and research experience, Kristeller provides the tools that people can use to move their focus to living instead of obsessing about food. This program’s flexible, specific, and novel tools help lose weight in a painless way.”
--Brian Wansink, Ph.D., New York Times-bestselling author of Mindless Eating