Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

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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.

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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.

About the Author:

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He is the author of many books, including the classic Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. He lives in France and travels worldwide leading retreats on the art of mindful living. Visit the author at www.plumvillage.org.
 
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D., is a lecturer and director of health promotion and communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is a coinvestigator at Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity and is also the founder and editorial director of The Nutrition Source, www.thenutritionsource.org, the Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition Web site for consumers, health professionals, and journalists. Cheung has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh since 1997.

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