We all have an intimate connection with food and the environment.
Sustainable Living & Mindful Eating explores the interconnected nature between food choices, sustainability, and health and wellness. Examined are the array of forces that affect the foods human beings eat, and when, where, and how we eat them, including human labor, agriculture, environmental sustainability, politics, animal rights/welfare, public policy, culture, economics, business, trade, and psychology.
Sustainable Living & Mindful Eating addresses the impact of current policies and actions that might be taken to improve human nutrition and health and the macro-scale influences on food, nutrition, and eating behavior. Combining the bio/psycho/social aspects of nutrition to fully address healthful eating and sustainability, the book’s design is to support dietary improvements which reduces the environmental impacts of food choices through developing an understanding of how behaviors related to food and nutrition can facilitate health balance for individuals and for the environment.
Various interactive opportunities in the book allow for reflection on personal food histories and habits and exposure to whole foods and sustainable eating through the variety of topics covered. The practices of Mindfulness and Mindful Eating are introduced as the cornerstones of a sustainable strategy to promote effortless weight management throughout the lifespan.
Chapter 1: Sustainable Living, Mindful Eating
Chapter 2: Food Energetic Systems
Chapter 3: The Brain and Food
Chapter 4: The Truth About Sugar
Chapter 5: The Truth About Fat, Sugar, and Salt: The War for Your Taste buds
Chapter 6: Food Marketing to Children: The Socialization of Food Preferences
Chapter 7: Sustainable Living, Food Production, and Animal Welfare
Chapter 8: Food and the Environment
Chapter 9: Mindful Eating—A Sustainable Practice for Lifelong Weight Maintenance
Chapter 10: Sustainable Living & Mindful Eating Through the Lifespan