Our modern culture revolves around fitting as much as possible into the least amount of time. As a result, most people propel themselves through life at a dizzying pace that is contrary to a healthy lifestyle. We eat fast, on the run, and often under stress, which not only removes most of the pleasure we derive from our food and creates digestive upset, but also wreaks havoc on our metabolism.
In The Slow Food Diet Marc David presents a new way to understand and transform metabolism. He shows that we are creatures of body, mind, and spirit and that when we attend to these levels simultaneously we can shed excess pounds, increase our energy, enhance digestion, and feel rejuvenated and inspired. He presents an eight-week Slow Food program that allows readers to explore their unique relationship to food, assisting them in letting go of their fears, guilt, and old habits so they can learn to treat their bodies in a dignified and caring way. He reveals the shortcomings of all quick-fix digestive aids and fad diets and debunks common nutrition myths, such as the right way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. He shows instead how to boost metabolic power through proper breathing and nutritional strategies that nourish both the body and soul and how fully enjoying each meal is the optimal way to a healthy body. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in medicine, psychology, yoga, and spiritual practice, he offers readers the practical tools that will yield life-transforming, sustainable results.