In "Savor", Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung offer a new paradigm that combines Buddhist practice with cutting-edge science. Drawing on the expertise of Harvard-trained nutritionist Lilian Cheung 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. Where we eat, when we eat, who we eat with and how we eat makes the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship to food. 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 behaviour. Applying simple concepts and strategies to science-based facts, this book provides practical, actionable advice showing readers how to become more mindful in their eating, movement and other day-to-day activities. Readers will learn how to change their habits and find solutions that fit their lives.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam. His courageous efforts to generate peace moved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. During the war, he founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. Forced into exile because of his efforts to negotiate peace in Vietnam, he continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees abroad. Thich Nhat Hanh is the author of many books including such important classics as The Art of Power, Peace is Every Step and Anger. He lives Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats 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.