Tuesday, 30 December 2014

What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

What Are You Hungry For?
The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, 
Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul
by Deepak Chopra

Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Just in time, as we recover from holiday feasting and imbibing, and head into a new year (Okay, one last day of feasting and imbibing) Deepak Chopra releases the trade paperback guide to living light - What Are You Hungry For?

Rather than being a typical diet book, which Chopra maintains don't work, or don't work for long, What Are You Hungry For examines what is missing from our lives that we have to stuff food in to deal with it.

I love this philosophy and can certainly appreciate where he is coming from. For those of us who get a wee bit antsy with New Age or even Older Age Spirituality, he is light handed and non-denominational in his teachings.

The words ring true - we, modern first-world beings with generous access to food and somewhat less active in our daily lives, fill the void in less than positive ways.

Chopra makes becoming "lighter", in body and mind, a path that we take together. He starts with awareness, no more zombie-like stuffing down dinner, and even includes nourishing, simple recipes that you can make at home.

Great book for the New Year!

From the Back Flap:

Basis for the upcoming PBS Special!

After promoting this message worldwide for thirty years, bestselling author Deepak Chopra focuses on the huge problem of weight control in America with exciting new concepts. What Are You Hungry For? is the breakthrough book that can bring weight under effortless control by linking it to personal fulfillment in every area of a reader's life.

What are you hungry for? Food? Love? Self-esteem?  Peace? In this manual for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra creates a vision of weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat - because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for real fulfillment.  Repudiating the failed approaches of crash dieting and all forms of deprivation, Chopra's new book aims directly at the problem of finding fulfillment.  When that problem is solved, he argues, normal eating falls into place automatically, and the entire system of mind and body achieves what it really desires.

“Everyone’s life story is complicated, and the best intentions go astray because people find it hard to change,” writes Chopra. “Bad habits, like bad memories, stick around stubbornly when we wish they’d go away. But you have a great motivation working for you, which is your desire for happiness. I define happiness as the state of fulfillment, and everyone wants to be fulfilled. If you keep your eye on this, your most basic motivation, then the choices you make come down to a single question: “What am I hungry for?” Your true desire will lead you in the right direction. False desires lead in the wrong direction.”

Wherever you are in life, this book will help point you in that right direction.

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than fifty books translated into more than thirty-five languages—including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. He is founder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet–prophet of alternative medicine.”