enLIGHTened: How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle-Pointer

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Meet your new healthy best friend and yoga guru: Jessica Berger Gross. For years, Jessica struggled with fluctuating weight and bouts of unhappiness. Then she took a yoga class. It changed her life. Not because she suddenly became a human pretzel, but because yoga gave her an entirely new way of looking at the world, and at what she was eating and why she was eating it.

The core principles of yoga philosophy offer guidance that leads to eating smartly, living right, and losing weight. In a step-by-step process, this new paperback edition will teach you how these principles, or sutras, can help you to lose the physical weight and gain the emotional wisdom to keep it off. For example:

Truthfulness, or satya, requires the yogi to be honest. Maybe you already eat salad for lunch, but if you're throwing in chunks of breaded chicken and cheese, you're not really watching your weight.

Moderation, or brahmacarya, suggests that you make being only three-quarters full the new “I'm stuffed.” You'll be surprised at how well it works.

Nonviolence, or ahimsa, sets out a compelling case for a vegetarian diet, or at least the need to eat only free-range, ethically-produced meat, and less of it.

Go beyond trendy diets, unsustainable exercise routines, and the quest for the “perfect” figure. With spiritual philosophy and an inspiring personal story, enLIGHTened will set you on a journey to self-acceptance, peace, and long-term health.

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About the Author:

Jessica Berger Gross is a mother, writer, and yogi. Her essays and articles have appeared in and on Yoga Journal, Salon, Yoga International, Babble, The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, momfilter.com, and more. She writes the Enlightened Motherhood blog for yogajournal.com and tries her best to practice yoga and meditation each morning before coming downstairs for breakfast with her husband and son.

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"A charming testimony to yoga's ability to heal the body and mind." --- Neal Pollack, author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

"Jessica Berger Gross occupies that rare space on the bookshelf of writers I want to become and befriend. She can be both funny and very honest about her journey, and her plan for becoming the best and truest version of herself was inspiring. And doable!"--Suzan Colon, author of Cherries in Winter:My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times

"I love enLIGHTened. Anyone who has struggled with weight will relate to Jessica's story and her message.  This book is brave and honest, inspiring and heartwarming." -- Allison Fishman, author of You Can Trust A Skinny Cook 

"Recipes, philosophy, yoga poses, compassion, pineapple cutting lessons, and practical tips about diet and health."  --- Catherine Newman, author of Waiting for Birdy

"Jessica Berger Gross is movingly honest about her struggles with weight (and motherhood). The key to her success? Thinking about yoga as a whole life practice. This beautifully written, intimate, and upbeat book inspired me, and will inspire others, too."--- Kristen Rentz Lewis, author of YogaNap: Restorative Poses for Deep Relaxation

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