Eat to Love is a joyful, non-diet approach to mindfulness, intuitive eating, and falling in love with the body you live in.
Eat to Love is not a diet book, not a “clean eating” manual, and not a guide to “being your best self.” Rather, it is a liberating path to sanity and to loving the body you have right now.
Since early childhood, many of us have heard that something is wrong with our bodies: with the way they look, the way they feel, and the food we crave. This diet culture–surrounding us in the form of media, fashion, food trends, and even messages from friends and family–tells us that the only way to be happy is to be thin and to rigidly follow the latest eating dogma. Eat to Love challenges this insidious, pervasive messaging and resets your relationship with food from one that’s shameful to one that’s nourishing, liberating, and enriching.
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I’m so happy to share that the “Eat to Love” audiobook is available now and that it was narrated by…ME!
Here’s a sample for you: http://bit.ly/eattoloveaudio
You can get the entire audiobook for free with a free 30-day Audible trial here:
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Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness. Jenna’s private practice is located in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually. Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating. Jenna teaches at mindfulness retreats in the United States and France. She has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Health, Mindful, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Fox News. Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was released in January, 2019.
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M A R C H 2 7 T H : (CLOSTER, NJ) A conversation with Jenna Hollenstein about her new book “Eat to Love” at L’ifestyle Lounge
A P R I L 1 1 T H: (BROOKLYN, NY) Eat to Love Book Discussion with Jenna Hollenstein at MNDFL
A P R I L 1 7 T H : (WEBINAR) This webinar will examine how Buddhist philosophy and meditation can complement eating disorder recovery. Case studies set within the framework of the Six Paramitas will demonstrate how generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and wisdom can support your clinical work and serve as an ongoing foundation for your client’s recovery.
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Here’s the last of our six paramita videos – the paramita of wisdom.
Wisdom is where it all comes together. Where you integrate your Eat to Love path with your every thought, word, and action. That doesn’t mean always “getting it right” or never having a negative thought about or experience on your path.
It does mean trusting yourself, your body, your judgment, and the path in general. To navigate each moment with attention, intention, and compassion.
You got this!
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The fifth in our series of six paramitas – the paramita of meditation.
This is the one! This is the beginning, middle, and end of our path – a meditation practice that provides the foundation for everything we do on our Eat to Love path and in life in general.
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Here is our fourth installment in the series of six – the paramita of exertion.
Without the drama of diets, how do we maintain a sense of connection and motivation and even excitement about our path? The paramita of exertion creates a framework within which we can keep our Eat to Love path fresh and front of mind.
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Here is the third installment in our series of six paramitas – the paramita of patience.
Patience is exactly what you would expect: letting things happen in their own time. This is not a passive experience, however, and requires great attention, compassion, and a willingness to work with whatever obstacles arise. Our obstacles, in fact, form the true path to Eat to Love.
G E N E R O S I T Y:
Generosity is often thought of as giving to others – and the six paramitas in general are a framework for working with others. But here I suggest we view ourselves as a “beloved other” in order to overcome barriers to being kind and generous to ourselves. We do this at first by connecting to the pre-thought, pre-judgment purity of the senses and have a willingness to give our human bodies what they need. Once we do this, we can explore generosity more expansively.
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Here is the second video in our series of six – the paramita of discipline. It’s not what you think.
I know that the diet mentality is all about a militant form of discipline where there are rigid rules and punishment for not following them. But discipline in the Buddhist sense is about coming back to the present moment again and again. And it’s about discerning both what is happening in real time and what is truly needed. It is a gentle form of discipline that is concerned simply with the true nature of reality.
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