The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness
Author: Lani Muelrath · Subject: Nutrition & Health
Discover how to shed old thinking patterns and live more joyfully with food. Are you ready to get to the roots of your challenges around food, whether it’s gratuitous snacking, compulsive or emotional eating, indulging cravings, overeating, or other disheartening habits? Be ready to get mindful.
Mindfulness can be the deciding factor between your successful adoption of a healthy vegan diet and repeated frustrating attempts. This simple technique goes under the surface of what is hampering your happiness, providing a sought-after solution to many of life’s ups and downs by rewiring your reactivity to challenges.
Certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, award-winning health educator, and longtime vegan advocate Lani Muelrath has been practicing mindfulness meditation for 25 years. In The Mindful Vegan, she teaches you how to practice mindfulness and shows how it can bring freedom and new joy to your eating — and living — experience.
Backed by extensive research, with step-by-step instructions, personal stories, positivity, humor, and a handful of delicious recipes, The Mindful Vegan will help you emancipate yourself from the stranglehold that mindless and compulsive eating has on your weight, health, food choices, and, most of all, peace of mind.
About the Author
Lani Muelrath, MA, is an award-winning health educator, best-selling author, speaker, and TV host well known for her expertise in plant-based, active, mindful living. She has been featured on ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Prevention magazine, USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, Huffington Post, and NSPR.
Lani has been vegetarian/vegan for 45 years and has been teaching in health and wellness for more than 40 years. Trained as physical educator, mind/body specialist, mindfulness meditation facilitator and practiced in mindfulness meditation for over 25 years, she is recognized as a thought leader and pioneer in the integration of vegan living and mindfulness practice.
“In over 40 years of conducting clinical research, my colleagues and I have shown that a whole foods plant-based diet (naturally low in refined carbs and fat), along with meditation/yoga, exercise, and social support (love & intimacy) can reverse the progression of the most common chronic diseases. The more illnesses we study, and the more underlying biological mechanisms we examine, the more reasons we have to explain why these lifestyle changes are so powerful and how quickly they may occur. The Mindful Vegan eloquently describes why, and how.” – Dean Ornish, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of six books
“These thirty life-shifting days with Lani Muelrath link sustenance with silence, nutrition with attention. You’ll finish this book knowing that you’ve made peace with food and you’ve made friends with yourself.” ― Victoria Moran, author Main Street Vegan, and director of the Main Street Vegan Academy
“I absolutely love this book. If your relationship with food has been a bit of a rocky road, it is a must-read. Lani Muelrath brilliantly guides readers through a personal exploration that engages our senses and sensibilities. She provides a blueprint for mindfulness that establishes an honest, joy-filled connection with food, and with our bodies. Her goals are simple―health and healing for individuals; compassion and peace for the world. What a beautiful gift to us all.” ― Brenda Davis, RD, coauthor of Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition
“The Mindful Vegan is a heartfelt approach to transforming life one bite at a time. . . . A life with purpose is a key step to fulfillment and The Mindful Vegan is the key that can unlock that precious treasure chest of a meaningful and healthy life.” ― Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, clinical professor of medicine (cardiology) and director at The Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity and author of The Whole Heart Solution
“The Mindful Vegan can transform your life, and would also make a terrific gift for virtually anyone. Recommended!” ― Will Tuttle, PhD, author of The World Peace Diet
“The Mindful Vegan is a groundbreaking and compassionate guide that connects mindfulness practice to the larger ecological and health benefits of veganism. Its 30-day plan offers a beautifully thought-out approach to learning mindfulness that will help you investigate your relationship to food, dieting, and self-care. This book could change your life (whether or not you are vegan)!” ― Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and coauthor of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness