Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

( 38 )

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$18.98
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$25.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (35) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $4.53   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.49
BN.com price

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
If Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Nhat Hanh says the same thing over and over, it could be because not enough people have heard him, and those who have need a reminder. He speaks to both groups in this work, coauthored by Harvard nutritionist Cheung, urging mindfulness about what people put in their mouths. It's a diet book and a meditation book, an unusual hybrid that makes sense for Nhat Hanh because it applies his essential wisdom: pay attention; breathe. If you consistently do that, you'll eat less, and at least two-thirds of Americans surely need to follow that advice. This book adds a lot of eat-this-and-not-that rules, as well as exercise guidelines, delivering so much information the effect is a little overwhelming. But the core meditation instructions are quintessential Nhat Hanh, steely and loving. This could be the diet-and-exercise book for those who have failed using other methods and need a fresh approach. For Nhat Hanh's many fans, it is the sole wellness book they'll need to remind themselves to only pay attention.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Library Journal
The First Noble Truth of healthy weight is that being overweight or obese is suffering. This may seem a bit dramatic to those not familiar with the tenets of Buddhism, but Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist teacher, writes that acknowledging suffering is the first step to transformation. The book's first half creates the context of Buddhist thought as it relates to healthy living. Readers who are less interested in Buddhism and more focused on losing weight may find that the philosophy drags on. Chapters 5 through 7, however, are sure to satisfy readers' practical sides as philosophy gives way to science and nutrition. The "Mindful Living Plan" in Chapter 7 puts it all together and presents a ten-week outline for gradual changes toward healthy living, including suggested meditations for each week. There is a strong emphasis on social support, abstinence from alcohol, and mindful activism. VERDICT Though there are many books on mindful eating on the shelves, this one is likely to be in demand owing to the author's name recognition.—Mindy Rhiger, St. Paul
Tricycle Magazine
“...Not your average healthy-eating guide. ‘Savor’ may have us rethinking every bite, but maybe that’s just what we need..”
Basil & Spice
“Even if you already have your weight under control, implementing the exercises in this book is bound to enhance the presence and sensuous pleasure of your eating.”
Booklist
“This is a uniquely insightful and positive program for wellness; a book of tested wisdom; practical action; and intellectual, emotional, and spiritual nutriments.”
New York Times
“In their new book, “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life,” Lilian Cheung, a nutritionist at Harvard, and Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist teacher, give important advice to dieters about using Buddhist techniques of mindfulness to control overeating.”
New Age Retailer
“The book is recommended not only for those seeking practical advice on how to control excesses leading to overweight but also to anyone wishing to bring balance into his or her everyday life.”
Harvard Magazine
“Together, Cheung and Hanh offer a primer on psychological and spiritual health, as well as a practical nutritional guide to healthier eating.”
Walter Willett
“Hanh and Cheung explore the convergence of nutritional science with Buddhist teaching and find complementary insights. Together, they provide approaches that help to heal both the individual and societal illness that is being manifested as an epidemic of obesity. Everyone can learn from this book.”
Harvey V. Fineberg
"Authored by an eminent spiritual leader and a renowned nutritionist, this work infuses science into wisdom and wisdom into science. It is a practical guide to eating mindfully and points the way to attain a healthier weight and a more satisfying life."
David S. Ludwig
“Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung, in Savor, have brought us a profoundly beautiful and powerful guide to mindful eating and living. Please savor it.”
From the foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg
“Authored by an eminent spiritual leader and a renowned nutritionist, this work infuses science into wisdom and wisdom into science. It is a practical guide to eating mindfully and points the way to attain a healthier weight and a more satisfying life.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061697692
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 637,204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

Dr. Lilian Cheung is a lecturer and Director of Health Promotion and Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She has been a co-investigator at Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, which collaborates with community partners to design, implement and evaluate programs that improve nutrition and physical activity among children and youth. She is also the creator and editorial director of The Nutrition Source, the Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for journalists, health professionals and consumers.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Foreword Harvey V. Fineberg ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 A Buddhist Perspective on Weight Control

Chapter 1 Ending Your Struggle with Weight 11

Chapter 2 Are You Really Appreciating the Apple? An Apple Meditation 39

Chapter 3 You Are More Than What You Eat 45

Chapter 4 Stop and Look: The Present Moment 67

Part 2 Mindful Action Plans

Chapter 5 Mindful Eating 97

Chapter 6 Mindful Moving 147

Chapter 7 Mindful Living Plan 181

Part 3 Individual and Collective Effort

Chapter 8 A Mindful World 217

Appendixes 239

Notes 267

Index 285

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 38 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(16)

4 Star

(8)

3 Star

(11)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 38 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 21, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    One of Thich Nhat Hanh's Best Works

    Lilian Cheung and Thich Nhat Hanh meshed perfectly for a well crafted work on the fundamentals of eating and mindful eating in our world today. In my opinion it is geared strongly for a Western audience and addresses our over sized portion and lack of control in the area of eating. It also addresses the fundamental aspects of Buddhist thought in relation to being overweight. It is a must read for anyone (regardless of religion) who wants to learn more and open themselves up for healing in the area of how they eat and the weight control issue. With Cheung being a nutrionist you get the best of both worlds at once in this book. I highly recommend it to you as a reader of Thich Nhat Hanh's books or in the situation of desiring to lose weight but having failed numerous times before. This book is for you.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Solid information and practical advice

    I am a registered dietitian and bought the paper version for my mother while on a mindfulness retreat. I downloaded a digital version for myself to check it out first. The information presented, as well as the resources for further information/action are current and legitimate. I enjoyed the way they framed the healthy weight struggle within the idea of mindfulness. For most people I have counseled, that is really the issue. I hope more people choose to read this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Unique Blend of Thought and Application

    Savor - Mindful Eating, Mindful Life is unique blend of practical steps to managing weight and exercise through a mindfulness approach. It would seem that the common sense nature of blending traditional concepts about weight loss and exercise with a centered, spiritual focus would make for easy application, but there is a tremendous amount of depth to the content of the book and as such the application needs to be step-by-step. That can seem difficult in a fix-it-now culture. Perhaps that's the challenge provided by the text and even noted in the title...stop and Savor the experience of where you are...in what you are doing...eating...experiencing. Thich Nhat Hanh writes as powerfully as ever and Dr. Cheung provides clear and concise information about eating and exercise.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Suffering and a cure for suffering

    After my first one-day mindfulness retreat I said what I didn't like was the mindful eating: I just wanted to get it over with. The leader smiled compassionately, unsurprised. She didn't point out that I was the fattest person in the room. I mean, what would THAT have to do with anything?

    The authors assume you have a weight problem. They apply the principles of mindfulness to the suffering of obesity and its cure.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    This is a Diet Book

    Do not be fooled. This is a diet book, however its a really good diet book. Even if you do not need to loose weight you can just bypass all the diet talk and move ahead to the mindfulness of eating.
    I do not need to be on a diet but I really appreciated the tools and meditations provided to help me be more mindful of my food and the many methods of eating and consuming that I do.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 8, 2010

    False Advertising

    I bought this for my eighteen year old son, who is exploring both vegetarianism and Buddhism; we have both been moved by the writing of Thich Nhat Hanh. We were incredibly disappointed in this book, which I bought for him, expecting, in part based on B and N reviews, a mindful discussion of eating and food to find instead what is essentially a how-to diet book!

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    bought paperback

    I bought the paperback because I liked it and wanted to keep going over some of the material.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Still haven't finished this book yet. For me, it was interesting

    Still haven't finished this book yet. For me, it was interesting and in a way like a textbook/reading material for class. I think it is well organized and allows peoples to look at food and awareness of life in a new perspective.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Meh

    Reads like Buddha telling me how to eat, i.e. a diet. I love yoga and so i do like the mindful principles which should be applied to all aspects of life.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 38 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)