Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful LifeSavor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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 discussing how what we eat effects us on a chemical level.

If you've read any of Thich Nhat Hanh's writings before, you'll know that the man can see a positive way out of any problem. That's not quite the middle path of Buddhism, but it's certainly easier to grasp than the "life is suffering" truth. It's not that he sugar coats how hard it is to learn new habits and break the code, it's that he has faith that everyone can, and that belief is contagious, even on the written page.

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