Savor - Thích Nhất Hạnh & Lilian Cheung

Savor

By Thích Nhất Hạnh & Lilian Cheung

  • Release Date: 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 39 Ratings

Description

Common sense tells us that to lose weight, we must eat less and exercise more. But somehow we get stalled. We start on a weight-loss program with good intentions but cannot stay on track. Neither the countless fad diets, nor the annual spending of $50 billion on weight loss helps us feel better or lose weight.

Too many of us are in a cycle of shame and guilt. We spend countless hours worrying about what we ate or if we exercised enough, blaming ourselves for actions that we can't undo. We are stuck in the past and unable to live in the present—that moment in which we do have the power to make changes in our lives.

With Savor, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung show us how to end our struggles with weight once and for all.

Offering practical tools, including personalized goal setting, a detailed nutrition guide, and a mindful living plan, the authors help us to uncover the roots of our habits and then guide us as we transform our actions. Savor teaches us how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life, so that being conscious and present becomes a core part of our being.

It is the awareness of the present moment, the realization of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behavior. Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but it also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.

Reviews

  • Inspiring. Great for beginners of mindfulness.

    4
    By Havesomejoe
    I am not new to meditation and mindfulness and because of this, a lot of this book was old news to me and I chose to skip several pages here and there. On the other hand, I have since childhood been an avid overeater due to my father's "clean the plate and eat until you are full" mentality. I have known about mindful eating but this book was inspiring to me and really helped secure the point of mindful eating. I have been practicing for several days now and have yet to feel like I have overeaten. I recommend this to anyone who is new to mindfulness practice and is someone who has an addiction to eating a lot of food quickly.

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