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Mindful Is the New Skinny: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside & Out becomes Amazon Best Seller!

Westchester County, NY – Psychotherapist and holistic health coach Jodi Baretz, released her debut book Mindful Is the New Skinny: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside & Out.

Baretz’ book reached #1 best seller status shortly after its release and dominated the categories of ‘Self-Help’ and ‘Nutrition’ with her ‘mindfulness meets weight loss’ mash-up. She offers a fresh approach that rejects traditional calorie restrictive dieting to feeling lighter by managing stress and your mind. Baretz says, “So many women come into my office struggling with their weight, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. What they are doing hasn’t been working and the problem is: they are focusing their energy in the wrong place.” The author goes on to say, “once you shift your mindset on how you approach weight loss and address the stress in your life, you will not only drop excess weight but emotional weight as well.” It’s a holistic approach which takes in account the mind and the body.

The book sprang from the authors own struggles with food. Baretz shares, “In my mid-thirties, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease which meant I had to be gluten-free for the rest of my life. It was devastating, but it prompted me to go to a holistic nutrition school, which opened me up to a whole new world.” Not only did I learn about food and the impact it has on us physically and emotionally, I was exposed to holistic approaches to well-being, including spirituality and mindfulness. She soon saw incredible changes, she recalls, “When we stop running from our feelings and stop resisting the challenges in our life, it makes a huge difference, from our eating habits to our relationships.” Baretz continues, “As I opened my mind to a new way of thinking and saw these incredible results, I knew I had to write this book and share what I learned.”

In Mindful Is the New Skinny, Baretz outlines 10 transformational steps to help the reader create an awareness of their thoughts, feelings and experiences using simple explanations, case studies, experiments and interactive meditations. The author adds, “I created this book for people who were like me, who wouldn’t necessarily come to mindfulness and meditation, but through their struggle with food, they can come to see the benefits, not only with food but with their entire lives” she adds, “I present basic concepts, in what I hope, is a fun and accessible manner to give you practical tools you can apply to your everyday challenges.”

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