Published on February 11th, 2012 | by No Artificial1
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
Mindful eating is not a diet. It’s about the simple but powerful act of eating slower without multitasking.
Mindfulness might be described as bringing complete attention to the present experience – the moment-by-moment awareness of life.
When we eat too fast, especially while we work, drive, or in front of TV, our brains are not focused on the eating process, but on the goal of filling our stomachs. Unfortunately, a filled stomach does not create satiety, a pleasant feeling of fullness in the brain.
Usually when we eat in a rush we get the calories but no real nourishment that our body needs. The lack of nourishment can show up as cravings for carbs, depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, enthusiasm, weight problems and eating disorders.
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 wisdom of Buddhism with nutrition science to deliver a guide to end our struggles with weight problems once and for all.
They not only help us achieve the healthy weight but also a well-being by integrating practice of mindfulness into all aspects of our daily life.