Despite countless numbers of fad diets and weight loss plans and annual spending of $50 billion on weight loss efforts we are still facing an epidemic. The truth is, the solution to weight control lies within everyone's reach. In Savor, Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung offer a new paradigm for ending the weight battle once and for all. Drawing on the scientific expertise of Lilian Cheung in obesity prevention and nutrition and Thich Nhat Hanh's rich experience in teaching mindfulness the world over, this book offers a revolutionary path to living a healthy and active life.
Recent scientific studies reveal that social and environmental factors have a significant impact on weight gain. It is not just what we eat that matters: where we eat, when we eat, who we eat with, and how we eat all play a role in whether our relationship to food is healthy or unhealthy. In other words, the latest scientific research fully endorses a mindful approach to eating. Mindfulness, simply stated, is a way of paying attention, and Cheung and Hanh apply mindfulness practice to help us better understand our motivations for and obstacles to healthy living. As we become aware of the perceptions, feelings, incentives, and obstacles that prevent us from a balanced approach to food and diet, we immediately start to change our behavior.
Applying simple concepts and strategies to science-based facts, this book provides practical advice for readers to become more mindful in their eating, excercise, and other day-to-day activities. Readers will become more conscious of the barriers and challenges to controlling their weight, and will learn how to change their bad habits and find solutions that fit their personal lives. With Savor, the power to end the on-going battles with weight loss is well within our grasp.