Press Pause shines a light on the most overlooked area of our relationship with food: emotional and unintentional eating. It teaches readers to understand why they eat and provides strategies to control eating. Renowned author, Dr. Linda Mintle inspires dieters to re-examine the way they think about food, develop a thoughtful approach to eating and helps them to take control of eating habits. Paperback.
In a world that acts before it thinks, it’s time to “press pause”...
Press Pause Before You Eat and say goodbye to hurried and mindless eating. This ground-breaking book shines a light on the most overlooked area of our relationship with food: mindless and unintentional eating. It teaches readers to understand WHY they eat and provides practical, proven strategies to control eating. Diets treat symptoms; Press Pause Before You Eat deals with the root causes of unintentional eating and restores the joys of mindful eating. Busy schedules translate into eating on the run or skipping meals altogether. Life is not only filled with multitasking and hurried moments but on-the-go consumption. Eating becomes a thing to do while doing other things and all too often becomes a source of guilt and distress. The more stressed and busier people feel, the more food becomes a source of gratification, relief and a numbing agent, as well as a welcomed friend. In order to address the current obesity epidemic and struggles people have with their weight, a new approach is needed—one that addresses the emotional, relational, and spiritual side of the individual and his or her relationship to food.
Dr. Linda Mintle, a licensed professional in clinical practice
and a specialist in eating disorders, knows that unless
people are coached to be intentional about their eating, they
will continue to eat mindlessly and be part of the 90-95 percent
of failed dieters. Therefore, Press Pause Before You Eat
is a prescriptive guide for intentionally cultivating a mindful
awareness of eating that attends to the body, soul, and spirit.
Food is not our enemy; it is something to be enjoyed!
Dr. Linda Mintle is a national expert on marriage, family and eating issues. She received her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University in Urban Health Services and Clinical Psychology, and she has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, both from Western Michigan University. Married for thirty-three years, the mother of two teenagers, Dr. Linda resides in Virginia. She loves to travel, entertain, and walk her puppy, Zoe Jolie.
"Press Pause Before You Eat brings Linda's fresh, funny, biblical perspective to challenges we all face concerning what we eat. This book will challenge and encourage you while letting you know you're not alone in your daily struggle with a fast-paced world and food." -- Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and bestselling author
"After every late-night bowl of ice cream or every second or third chocolate chip cookie, I find myself lamenting, "Why did I eat that? I wasn't even hungry!" Dr. Linda helps us examine why we continually sabotage our own good intentions in her new book, Press Pause Before You Eat!" -- Terry Meeuwsen, cohost of The 700 Club