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After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In Things I Did When I After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food, Annie shares her path to mindful cooking and eating. Each section has a short humorous story about Annie’s own journey toward more conscious cooking and eating. She shares practices for developing mindfulness that will support more ease around food, and journal questions to help you look more deeply at the roots of your thinking about food, cooking, and eating. Simple, delicious, vegan recipes compliment each section, demonstrating mindful alternatives for every meal and many eating challenges, including eating at work and school, eating at restaurants and on vacation, and mindfully feeding friends and entertaining. Mindful eating has been shown to improve body acceptance, diminish negative self-talk and support weight loss. Mindful cooking is a mindfulness practice in itself, creating more ease in our day-to-day lives. Annie Mahon’s recipes and suggestions are scaffolding anyone can use to build their own mindful kitchen and eating practices.


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After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In Things I Did When I After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food, Annie shares her path to mindful cooking and eating. Each section has a short humorous story about Annie’s own journey toward more conscious cooking and eating. She shares practices for developing mindfulness that will support more ease around food, and journal questions to help you look more deeply at the roots of your thinking about food, cooking, and eating. Simple, delicious, vegan recipes compliment each section, demonstrating mindful alternatives for every meal and many eating challenges, including eating at work and school, eating at restaurants and on vacation, and mindfully feeding friends and entertaining. Mindful eating has been shown to improve body acceptance, diminish negative self-talk and support weight loss. Mindful cooking is a mindfulness practice in itself, creating more ease in our day-to-day lives. Annie Mahon’s recipes and suggestions are scaffolding anyone can use to build their own mindful kitchen and eating practices.

30 review for Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food

  1. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    This is going to sound extremely judgmental, but this woman is a hot mess and I don't know why anyone would take advice from her. This is a memoir about a person obsessed with food, which believe me, more sympathetic I could not be. But this woman's descriptions about the counterproductive things she does in her life and the disorganized mess her life often is, should be very concerning for anyone looking for tips on how to deal with similar food obsession. The woman had to leave the movie "A Sim This is going to sound extremely judgmental, but this woman is a hot mess and I don't know why anyone would take advice from her. This is a memoir about a person obsessed with food, which believe me, more sympathetic I could not be. But this woman's descriptions about the counterproductive things she does in her life and the disorganized mess her life often is, should be very concerning for anyone looking for tips on how to deal with similar food obsession. The woman had to leave the movie "A Simple Plan" because she was overwhelmed with sadness and sobbing at the family conflict. This movie is a edge-of-your-seat heist movie--not a movie I'd ever imagine anyone sobbing during. It's not "Beaches". The woman drags her family (husband and 4 closely-spaced children, whom she implies were all afterthoughts and accidents) to mindfulness retreat after mindfulness retreat. Not to knock them--I'm sure whatever goes on there can be extremely valuable. Meditation, reflection, self-examination, etc. But no one in her family but her seems to be remotely into it at all. From all her descriptions of her relationship with her husband, I kept expecting her to reveal that they had since gotten divorced. But no. Their normal relationship is just one of constant bickering, conflict, and her wanting to hit him and having to restrain herself. Yet she talks as if this is all normal. "You know how when you want to hit your husband? So you throw a plate at the wall instead (because that's OK...). And you breathe in and out and the feeling subsides?" Um, no. Not on a daily/weekly basis anyway, as it seems happen to her. So anyway, it was interesting to read but not in the way I think she was intending!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Deidre Combs

    This book is food for the soul! Mahon includes relatable stories, authentic inner dialogue and a wealth of support within its pages. I don't consider myself having issues with eating, but regardless I was amazed how easily I flew through the chapters gathering perennial wisdom and insight into my own journey. This book is accessible with recipes and family traditions that are easy to reproduce and a translation of Buddhist philosophy into simple language that I can now apply. This book is food for the soul! Mahon includes relatable stories, authentic inner dialogue and a wealth of support within its pages. I don't consider myself having issues with eating, but regardless I was amazed how easily I flew through the chapters gathering perennial wisdom and insight into my own journey. This book is accessible with recipes and family traditions that are easy to reproduce and a translation of Buddhist philosophy into simple language that I can now apply.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Martha Bullen

    I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully candid, insightful and engaging memoir. Annie Mahon offers empathy and understanding to readers who, like her, have struggled with their relationship with food. It's not easy to feed ourselves and our children healthy food in our culture. We're all exposed to fast food, packaged snacks, relentless advertisements and time pressure which makes it difficult to make time to shop, cook and eat healthy food. This book will give you options for practicing mindful c I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully candid, insightful and engaging memoir. Annie Mahon offers empathy and understanding to readers who, like her, have struggled with their relationship with food. It's not easy to feed ourselves and our children healthy food in our culture. We're all exposed to fast food, packaged snacks, relentless advertisements and time pressure which makes it difficult to make time to shop, cook and eat healthy food. This book will give you options for practicing mindful cooking and eating and some wonderful stories and advice. Highly recommended.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Worley

    Mahon weaves her personal story with a study in mindful eating in a beautiful narrative that gives you pause and entices contemplation. Packed with yummy recipes, a great read for anyone struggling with eating disorders, addictions, life challenges and transitions, or desiring a more mindful path. I'm definitely trying some of her recipes and will keep her book on my kitchen shelf to help me be more mindful in my relationship with food. Thanks Annie! Mahon weaves her personal story with a study in mindful eating in a beautiful narrative that gives you pause and entices contemplation. Packed with yummy recipes, a great read for anyone struggling with eating disorders, addictions, life challenges and transitions, or desiring a more mindful path. I'm definitely trying some of her recipes and will keep her book on my kitchen shelf to help me be more mindful in my relationship with food. Thanks Annie!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Guylay

    The author pours her heart and soul into this tale about overcoming obsessive eating habits and creating a peaceful relationship with food. My favorite parts were the recipes and family traditions that allow us to celebrate food (as both fuel and as something we can gather around). I also really liked the simple translations of Buddhist philosophy into simple language that we can relate to.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Wilson

    I learned so much about mindfulness and was inspired to change my cooking and eating! The author bravely reveals her struggles with food and provides inspiration and advice for those who also have issues and those who simply desire to pursue a more mindful life and eating/cooking experience. The recipes she provides are delicious! I highly recommend this well written and compelling book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    elissa

    Took me awhile to read, but I think this is one that I need to own, given that I want to try some of the recipes! Update 3/9/17: I rarely buy books, but I did buy myself a copy of this, and I've got my husband reading it next. Took me awhile to read, but I think this is one that I need to own, given that I want to try some of the recipes! Update 3/9/17: I rarely buy books, but I did buy myself a copy of this, and I've got my husband reading it next.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tikri /Letitia

    Honest, detailed account of Annie Mahon's lifelong relationship with food from struggle to peace. Contains helpful sections on mindful meditation and recipes. (Received as a Goodreads Giveaway.) Honest, detailed account of Annie Mahon's lifelong relationship with food from struggle to peace. Contains helpful sections on mindful meditation and recipes. (Received as a Goodreads Giveaway.)

  9. 4 out of 5

    robyn

    When I buy a self-help book, and the author goes on and one about themselves and their struggles, I get impatient and irritated. Someone else's story is not going to be a perfect fit, and sometimes no fit at all, for your own life; particularly when they seem to have the money for resources that you don't (going away to international retreats, for example, or checking themselves into clinics). Also of course, the I,I,I of a first person, when they're talking ad nauseum about their problems and s When I buy a self-help book, and the author goes on and one about themselves and their struggles, I get impatient and irritated. Someone else's story is not going to be a perfect fit, and sometimes no fit at all, for your own life; particularly when they seem to have the money for resources that you don't (going away to international retreats, for example, or checking themselves into clinics). Also of course, the I,I,I of a first person, when they're talking ad nauseum about their problems and soul searching, can really grate. I didn't feel that way about Annie. Others might. She's frank enough about her life that I imagine someone meeting her for the first time would feel uncomfortable at how much they know about her; things that people keep secret even from people they love (maybe especially), Annie Mahon has spilled to everyone who reads this book. Her husband, her children, her fifth grade math teacher, even strangers like me. I like her voice; she can talk about how she felt/feels without sounding like a whiner. She can be frank about her problems without being off-putting. She seems like she's learned a lot, and she's honest about not always being able to apply it. There are easy vegetarian recipes at the end of every chapter (I made the Simple Chickpea Stew and my family really liked it). There are simplified lessons from her meditation and faith practice. basically? If you want a taster of an alternative Buddhist, vegetarian lifestyle, and how you can MINDFULLY make changes in your own problem areas - just think once in a while, instead of just doing - this is a good read. I also didn't mind reading it just for itself. I have been trying to be more mindful; there are too many days that go by without me really remembering a single moment of them. That's no way to spend a life.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Dreixler

    really good book for those who want to educate themselves on nutrition and eating disorders

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    Annie Mahon

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    Julie Castle

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    Beth Oehler

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