The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety

Many people are unaware of whether their stomach is full or not. This leads to great confusion about when to start or stop eating, and thus leads to eating "by the clock."
This conference will help participants to:
· understand the important role of "stomach hunger" in the overall scheme of the Seven Hungers
· learn how to use "stomach hunger" to eat in a healthy way
· learn what to do when the stomach is full but it "time to eat!"


Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in work with abused children. She is the author ofMindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with FoodandHow to Train a Wild Elephant and other Adventures in Mindfulness, both published by Shambhala. She has studied and practiced Zen Buddhism since 1973, serving as the teacher for the Zen Community of Oregon since 1985. In 2002 she helped to found Great Vow Zen Monastery near Portland, Oregon, where she serves as co-abbot. She has published articles about Zen in Tricycle and Buddhadharma magazines. Jan is a wife, mother, contented cook and avid gardener.

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