Savor

Savor

Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Book - 2010 | 1st ed. --
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"Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama." -- New York Times

In Savor, New York Times bestselling author and renowned spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step, The Art of Power) and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung combine the timeless wisdom of Buddhism with nutrition science to deliver a revolutionary guide to end our struggles with weight for good. Readers of Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Barbara Kingsolver (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle), and the Dalai Lama (The Art of Happiness) will enjoy this accessible and healthful guide to mindful eating and mindful living--and to the philosophy at the heart of the slow food movement.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061697692
0061697699
Characteristics: x, 292 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Cheung, Lilian W. Y. 1951-

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CarleeMcDot Dec 29, 2018

Another book I grabbed from our little free library. Although I wouldn't say that I am looking to lose weight (so I am probably not the ideal demographic this book is meant to appeal to), I was definitely interested in the practice of mindfulness (and how it related to eating, activity, etc). I'll be honest, this wasn't a book that I could read for long periods of time at once, but when I did give myself the chance to delve in for a chapter or two I walked away with not only a new appreciation for our bodies but also a little insight on how best to fuel our bodies. The "secret" to weight loss is expend more calories than you take it - nothing too new here - but the practice of mindfulness helps to remind you to focus on the act of eating (or being active) and live in the moment. I think I will keep this book in my possession for a while and read back through a couple of the chapters again so that some of the info really sticks. I appreciated seeing everything put together from both a Buddhist leader's perspective and a nutritional scientist. There are definitely a few things I want to put into practice in my life. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

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writermala
Aug 04, 2014

From the first page on, this book was a delight to savor and enjoy. The author explains why we are the way we are and what we should do to change that way one step at a time. After reading this book I felt I could deal (not fight) with my long battle of weight and even before finishing the book I've started implementing the ideas in the book and feel better for it. If you want to lose weight, live more peacefully, or just enjoy your life and savor every moment of it this is the book for you!

KCLSLibrarians Jul 22, 2014

Having trouble sticking to your diet? Try the mindful approach to eating presented by a leader in Buddhist teachings.

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SergeStaggs
Feb 12, 2012

Just didn't speak to me. Already been there???

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