Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

by Thich Nhat Hanh, Lilian Cheung

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Overview

End Your Struggle with Weight.
Your Path Begins Here.

With the scientific expertise of Dr. Lilian Cheung in nutrition and Thich Nhat Hanh's experience in teaching mindfulness the world over, Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061697708
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 241,377
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a world-renowned Buddhist Zen master, poet, author, scholar, and activist for social change, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of many bestselling books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Living. Through his books and retreats at the monasteries he has founded in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia, he has become a pre-eminent figure in contemporary Buddhism, offering teachings that are both deeply rooted in ancient wisdom and accessible to all. 

Sister Chan Khong is Thich Nhat Hanh’s most senior monastic disciple and lifelong collaborator. A leading force in his engaged Buddhism programs and humanitarian projects, her books include Learning True Love and Beginning Anew.

Sister True Dedication is a former journalist and monastic Dharma Teacher ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. 


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.

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

What People are Saying About This

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.”

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.”

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