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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

70% of women feel depressed, guilty, and shameful after looking at a fashion magazine for only three minutes. Every day millions of men and women cringe in the mirror at the appearance of their bodies, watching their weight, wanting to be thinner, more attractive and desirable. Many have high expectations and want a quick-fix formula for losing weight. In Deborah Low’s powerful and inspiring new book, The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24 Inch Waist, she tackles the issues surrounding body image and weight loss by uncovering the missing component to the weight loss equation: spirituality.

In spite of the increasing number of "quick-fix" diet programs, low-fat foods and pharmaceutical drugs for rapid weight-loss, the percentage of overweight Americans is climbing. In fact, over 61% of the population are overweight in this country, of which 34% are considered obese. With this national health concern reaching epidemic proportions, it’s time to change our perspective on how we can effectively lose weight without losing ourselves in the process. According to Low, step one in this process is refuting the belief that our weight correlates to our self-worth. "Through greater self-awareness, all of our desires can be realized, including weight loss." Deborah further states: "When the focus is expanded to see the whole picture, the emotional battle with food ends." Deborah empowers individuals to shift the way they think about weight loss and learn to see themselves in a whole new light.

Readers learn how to appreciate their physical bodies, feed their minds with empowering thoughts, and remember their spiritual selves. Isn’t time we stopped asking the mirror for advice?

"Eating consciously is practice for living consciously. The wise principles explored in this book will help you tune into the intelligence of your body, which can serve you in all aspects of your life."
...................................................................David Simon, M.D
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The Chopra Center for Well Being