Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Savor Mindful Eating Mindful Life Common sense tells us that to lose weight we must eat less and exercise But somehow we get stalled We start on a weight loss program with good intentions but cannot stay on track Neither the countles

  • Title: Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Lilian Wai-Yin Cheung
  • ISBN: 9780061697692
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Common sense tells us that to lose weight, we must eat less and exercise 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 countCommon sense tells us that to lose weight, we must eat less and exercise 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.

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    About “Thich Nhat Hanh Lilian Wai-Yin Cheung

    • Thich Nhat Hanh Lilian Wai-Yin Cheung

      Th ch Nh t H nh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years Born Nguy n Xu n B o, Th ch Nh t H nh joined a Zen Vietnamese Thi n monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Th ch Nh t H nh Th ch is an honorary family name used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya Shakyamuni Buddha clan He is often considered the most influential living figure in the lineage of L m T Vietnamese Rinzai Thi n, and perhaps also in Zen Buddhism as a whole.



    502 thoughts on “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

    • As a 25+ year vegetarian, I came to this book looking for mindfulness advice not weight loss. I agree with the book that a vegetarian diet will lead to weight loss if as I did eating more then the recommended amount of meat is what caused me to put on weight. I became a vegetarian because when I saw how small a portion of meat was recommended, I knew that I'd never be satisfied. The advice on mindfulness is well presented . If you are not a Buddhist and do not want to read Buddhist suggestions o [...]


    • InSavor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, Thich Nhat HanhandLilian Wai-Yin Cheungpresent not just another weight loss fad but an actual guide to show how one can build a strong foundation to living a mindful life by coining three essential terms: inEating, inMoving, inBreathing. With these three terms the authors repeatedly demonstrate how ones personal diet is connected to our most basic actions and more importantly, how to change not just your diet but your entire mindset for long term positive b [...]


    • I bought the hardcover edition of this book when it first came out in 2010. I can tell just how far I'd gotten into it when I put it aside by the highlighting I'd done up to that point--about 50 pages. I don't know why; maybe it just wasn't the right time. Because this time around it has reawakened the desire to practice mindfulness, not just with food, but in all aspects of my life.


    • As a Buddhist, I really appreciate this book about eating, health, and exercise that is written from a perspective of mindfulness. It is helping me overcome some of my own barriers to regular exercise and helping me examine my eating habits. My only critique is that the first chapter consistently equated fat with unhealthy rather than exploring the complex reality that there are both skinny unhealthy people and healthy fat people. That and the repeated use of the phrase "your weight problem" alm [...]


    • I’m about 60 pages into this book and have to call it right here: I’m not going to finish reading it.I bought this book maybe 4 or 5 years ago (yes, I’m one of those book hoarders whose shelves are filled with books that are 30-40% unread. Okay, maybe 50%. On a good day.) At heart, this book is a guide on leveraging mindfulness to help you lose weight and become more active. If I had read when I bought it—back when I was 60 pounds heavier and not exercising at all—I might have gotten m [...]


    • Surprisingly preachy. My prior experiences with mindfulness have been very gentle & accepting but this preached against various food, alcohol, casual sex, and on and on.The mindfulness explanations were no better than I've gotten elsewhere, and there was a lot of pretty standard weight loss advice. (just move more! Cut out soda! Keep a journal!) I found that very surprising since it seems most people with weight issues come to mindful eating after trying all the standard (western) approaches [...]


    • I think the 300 pages could have been contracted into 40 interested ones. I read the French translation though I'm sure the English version is identical. I'm always curious about eating healthy and I know bad habits are hard to break. I was hoping that the combination of a Zen Master and a nutritionist would be interesting. Too superficial to my liking.


    • A decent enough book on mindful eating--it approaches the subject from a Buddhist perspective without being too over-the-top on the Buddhism, although some of the concepts start to get a bit abstract, especially for someone dealing with the emotional complexities behind emotion-driven eating. I disliked its emphasis on vegetarianism as the right eating path for everyone without taking into account possible chronic health conditions (particularly autoimmune ones, which are often exacerbated by fo [...]


    • Auto-pilot is the concept of the century when it comes to just about everything. We work hard just so we can slack off, looking for the next quick fix to make life easier. But at what price? It seems like we’re doing more damage to ourselves than we are helping ourselves.This is the concept that Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard’s Dr. Lilian Cheung breakdown in their new book Savor. The book is not a diet book and it’s not a solution. It’s a meditation on what our lives have be [...]


    • For a book presented as improving your eating habits through mindfulness, it read as mindless and scattered. A quick intro to Buddhist thought followed by dietary and exercise guidelines followed by tips and a plea for a more mindful global food community. I feel like the true author, Lilian Cheung, was looking for a new angle for a diet book and applied mindfulness as a trendy hook. I’m not sure how helpful this book would be to anyone who is unfamiliar with Buddhist thought or the current di [...]



    • If you've dabbled into mindfulness prior to reading this book, most of it feels like old news applied to a new topic. Which, the authors explain, is the essence of mindfulness--being mindful of __________. In this case, it's consumption, specifically food and health. A few favorite gems: - Name your urge or cravings. Here, they call it the "habit energy." So, when you reach for the oreos automatically after a day's work, say, "hello habit energy. I know you are there." Then, act differently. - P [...]


    • Lovely! Once again, thank you Thay Thich Nhat Hanh. Not forget, the lecturer and director of health promotion and communication at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition, Dr. Lilian Cheung. Mindful eating is a way to incorporate mindfulness into one of the most fundamental activities of our existence. It's a way to nourish our bodies and our minds. It's a way to help us achieve a healthier weight and a way to appreciate the relationship between the food on our table, our h [...]


    • A good book for those looking to learn how the Buddhist practice of living in this moment can be used to improve and possibly reduce bad eating habits. Some principals of Buddhism are introduced when they can be applied towards living a more healthy physical life, and very simple meditations are given to use to help one get through the smooth and the rough parts of the day. On the nutritional side, there's nothing new or ground breaking, but what is there is very well explained, especially when [...]


    • Part mindfulness guide, part nutrition book I didn't finish it because I just finished "Mindful eating" by Jan Chozen Bays which was much more focused on the mindful eating part and less on telling you what to eat. The lesson of both books is that if you eat mindfully, with joy and gratitude, your body and senses tell you what to eat, so the nutrition advice in "Savor" didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Both books cite writings by Michael Pollan and Mireille Guiliano, which also encourage m [...]


    • As a whole, I didn't find this book particularly mind shattering for two reasons - I've read a fair number of food books which have jaded me to each successive book I read regarding food. Secondly, mindfulness is not (always) my jam - though I read about this in order to get a fuller idea of what it might be in regards to eating. That said, I there were lots of tiny bits of wisdom that I pulled from the book that I intent to try and incorporate - like the 7 steps to mindful eating.


    • I mean, it's not exactly thrilling, but it is well-written and it helped me change my attitude towards the act of eating in such a way that I have been able to establish healthier eating habits. Also a good introduction to mindfulness in general. I recommend for anyone who has even a mild problem with over-eating.


    • It's not very fair to say that the book is not very good. But my expectation from the book was very different and therefore I give it a two starts. I had expected more of Thich Nhat Hanh's philosophy, but it was more of a book with a lot of research about food and obesity. Which was not my goal for picking up the book. I wanted more reading on mindfulness.


    • I really wanted to like this book, as I think the concept of mindful eating, of restoring one's faith in their body's innate wisdom is a very important connection to health. I couldn't get past the buy in this book did to the "obesity epidemic" and health = thin narrative.


    • Most of the information presented is stuff everyone should know by now (eat healthfully, move around), but I like the Buddhist approach. Lots of tips on eating & living mindfully to better yourself and your entire environment. Packed with so many useful meditations I may have to buy a copy.



    • Fantastic book! In 3 weeks this book has helped me change my view of food and how I eat it.


    • I feel more mindful and relaxed just by reading the book, not even having started on any of the suggestions.The simple act of breath alone really does wonders.



    • Accurate review is 3.5- I have been experimenting quite heavily with my diet in the last several months and thought this book would be a good way to help me be more mindful about my eating. Everyone can be more mindful in every aspect of their lives and this is just another way to explore that practice. The beginning of the book was off-putting; it assumed that its audience was overweight and kept referring to my 'weight problem' and how I can solve it. Several times, I thought to abandon the re [...]


    • The practice of mindfulness and mindful eating is something everyone can benefit from. I found it annoying and distracting that the author assumes the reader is overweight. Every time he talked to the reader, it was about imagining how great your life will be when you aren't too heavy to ___. I felt disconnected from the narrative because of this.The book has great suggestions for mindfulness exercises, how to be grateful for everything, how to recognize the interconnectedness of everything, and [...]


    • I can see that this book could be a stepping stone for some people, especially the spiritual enthusiasts. This offers some facts in the way of nutrition as well as some Buddhist allegory to illustrate mindfulness awareness. That being said, I come from a background of self-help like NLP, hypnosis, and several other successful healing modalities. So, I took away very little that I did not know or didn't have a better method for. There are plenty of practical secular things one may take away simpl [...]


    • Léase bajo su propio riesgo.En este caso existen mejores opciones de lectura en relación al mindfulness y la alimentación, el caso de Jan Chozen Bays que en su libro "Comer atentos" proporciona ideas claras y prácticas para llevar en la vida diaria.La cuestión es que en esta caso la lectura se torna tediosa, como estar leyendo a un predicador, muchos de las recomendaciones nutricionales tienen sesgo vegano.Este intento de guía nutricional con meditación es fallido porque es poco práctico [...]


    • This was a clever way to introduce practical applications of Buddhist values; practicing mindfulness as frequently as one eats is a sure way to get certain principles to stick, such as gratitude and reminders to practice radical compassion. "Savor" doesn't really push any style of dieting - it seeks to go deeper, to the root of mindless consumption. If you can tame your mind, obviously you will have an easier time controlling your calorie intake/output. It's as simple (and as challenging) as tha [...]


    • I did not finish this book. I thought it would be about mindful eating and could be interesting because it was by Thich Nhat Hanh. I didn't expect it to be so focused on weight loss. I suppose you could learn something if you haven't read anything about weight loss, nutrition, the food industry, the psychology of eating, etc ever. I kept waiting for anything different than a summary of the above which I've read ad nauseum for the last 30 years. At one point he talks about a eating an apple medit [...]


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