SavorSince the paperback version of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life came out last week (March 8th to be exact), I wanted to highlight what I found to be helpful information from the book.  The seven practices of a Mindful Eater are as follows:

  • Honor the food
  • Engage all six senses
  • Serve in modest portions
  • Savor small bites, and chew thoroughly
  • Eat slowly to avoid overeating
  • Don’t skip meals
  • Eat a plant-based diet, for your health and for the planet

Whether or not you agree with all of these is up to you.  The book has much more information from Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and nutritionist Lilian Cheung (Cheung is editorial director of The Nutrition Source), and I recommend it.  Here is my review for Library Journal, for those who are interested.

Happy Eating.

4 thoughts on “Savor

  1. “Whether or not you agree with all of these is up to you.”

    …I would say that agreeing is the easy part; abiding by them is tougher. I’ve been a fan of the plant-only diet for over a decade now, but I still have yet to fully live by that practice. Same thing with small portions (everything tastes so darn good!).

    I was also intrigued by the idea of “engaging all six senses.” Not really sure how hearing and equilibrioception come into play. Mostly, though, I was just looking for an excuse to use the word equilibrioception.

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