It is clear that standard diet and exercise methods are not working to resolve our modern struggles with weight and food. In Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and Harvard nutritionist Lilian Cheung PhD share with you a new sustainable means of healthy eating and weight loss: mindfulness.
Mindfulnessis an approach to living that helps us be in the here and now - and to end our battle with weight once and for all. In this book, the authors show you how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into your eating habits, physical activity and all other facets of your daily life to achieve the healthy weight and wellbeing you seek. Learn how to:
- - Identify the roots of your eating habits and weight issues
- - Resolve typical eating problems such as emotional eating, skipping meals, speed-eating and eating at night
- - Dissolve barriers and challenges that prevent physical activity, such as having no time, being too tired or feeling unconfident
- - Eat and drink in a way that nourishes, energizes and heals your body
Mindful Eating, Mindful Life will not only help you to improve your weight and maintain a healthy body, it will teach you how to make mindfulness a core part of your being so that you find peace and fulfilment in all areas of your life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese poet, bestselling author and peace activist, has been a Buddhist monk for over 40 years. He was chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the Vietnam War and was nominated by Dr Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966 he visited the US and Europe on a peace mission and was unable to return to his native land. Today he heads Plum Village, a meditation community in south-western France, where he teaches, writes, gardens and aids refugees worldwide.
Dr Lilian Cheung DSC RD is a lecturer and director of health promotion and communication at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition. Cheung has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh since 1997.
In their new book, Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, Lilian Cheung, a nutritionist at Harvard, and Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist teacher, give important advice to dieters about using Buddhist techniques of mindfulness to control overeating.
- The New York Times
Hanh and Cheung explore the convergence of nutrional 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.
- Dr Walter Willett, author of Eat, Drink and Be Healthy, and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Together, Cheung and Hanh offer a primer on psychological and spiritual health, as well as a practical nutritional guide to healthier eating.
- Harvard Magazine