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Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life Hardcover – March 9, 2010
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World famous Buddhist author Thich Nhat Hanh teams up with Harvard's Dr. Lilian Cheung in this book which is sure to make you stop and think about your eating habits. The title says it all: Savor, Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.
Part One is "A Buddhist Perspective on Weight Control." In the first chapter we are presented with "The Four Noble Truths of Healthy Weight:" that being overweight or obese is suffering; that you can identify the roots of your weight problem (and here we are given numerous questions to contemplate); that reaching a healthy weight is possible; and that you can follow a mindful path to a healthy weight. "Mindfulness is a way of living that has been practiced over twenty-six hundred years by millions of people to help them transform their suffering into peace and joy," say the authors. "Applying mindfulness to your suffering with weight gives you a catalyst that you can draw on at will to change your behavior." We are asked to write a "mission statement for healthy weight and well-being."
In the second chapter we are challenged with the question of "When I eat an apple, am I really enjoying eating it? Or am I so preoccupied with other thought that I miss the delights that the apple offers me?" Uh, oh.Read more ›
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I am finding the information in this book to be a mind and body transformation. Im very pleasedPublished 6 days ago by JERRY
Once in awhile, you come across a book you want to buy for everyone you care about. For me, that is this book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Claire M. Bischoff
This book totally changed my perspective about eating. Its lessons activated an awareness and new perspective toward food and the act of eating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan
It is very concentrated on weight and calories. The nutrition part is outdated and sometimes lacking the scientific background. Read morePublished 1 month ago by blinok
Didn't live up to what was advertised as. It was mostly common sense and did not seem like anything new if you are mindful.Published 2 months ago by Simon
Great book! It not only focuses on being mindful when eating but being mindful in all other areas of our lives: family, work, etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrea Couto
Great book. This is our second copy. Great insight on mindfulness.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a wonderful way of looking at health and specifically diet.
Mindful eating is so incredibly important. It reminds me much of the Buddha diet. Read more