A very practical guide on how to incorporate mindful eating into a mindful living plan which will benefit the mind as well as general health and the waistline. The book examines the effects of unmindful consumption and food production on the delicate eco-systems of our planet and how we can change habitual patterns.

Women's Health Magazine

I have grown weary of the latest diet craze, of quick-fix diet books and self-help books that promise unrealistic yet tempting results. Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life is a refreshing take on weight loss. This beautifully written book not only provides practical recommendations for healthful weight loss and physical activity; it also provides guidance for living a more peaceful, mindful life. I am now recommending this book to colleagues, friends, and family members, and to anyone who wants to shop, cook, eat, move, and live more mindfully. Savor the book and savor the journey it will take you on as you pursue better health one breath, one mouthful, and one step at a time.

— Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RD
Program Director for Strategic Initiatives
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Napa Valley, California

The past 40 years of nutritional science has provided us with solid evidence on healthy foods to eat.  It is now time we moved beyond the “what” to eat. We need to learn and embrace “how” to eat. Savor offers insight, comfort and tools to address the suffering many people experience when trying to achieve a healthy weight and a healthy life. Hanh and Cheung are masterful in communicating the concepts of nourishing our bodies and our hearts. They offer practical steps of how to adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into our daily lives.

Part 1 offers a new way of examining issues around weight and lifestyle. It moves from the traditional recommendations and guidelines for food and exercise and replaces them with concepts of improving weight and health through the journey of a mindfulness living plan.  The guided tour of Savor focuses on enhancing the awareness of body, feelings, and mind and how they are intimately related to changing eating and physical activity habits.

Part II describes how to eat mindfully each day along with providing practical strategies of incorporating movement into our lives. This section offers readers the guidance to create personalized goals and concrete ways to achieve success.

Part III explores the interconnectedness of the world we live in. It describes how for us to eat healthfully and stay physically active we need support from the people and places around us. It reminds us that we can be a change agent for a healthier world today and for future generations.

Savor is a book that teaches us to cherish each moment. It illustrates how living a mindful life can bring joy, meaning and peace to us all.     

— Kathy McManus, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Director of Nutrition
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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