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Feb 20, 2012

"Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth." --Thich Nhat Hanh

7 Habits of Mindful Eating

"The rhythm of life is becoming faster and faster, so we really don't have the same awareness and the same ability to check into ourselves." These words from an unexpected source: a Harvard nutritionist. Dr. Lilian Cheung, with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh, co-wrote 'Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.' "That's why mindful eating is becoming more important. We need to be coming back to ourselves and saying: 'Does my body need this? Why am I eating this? Is it just because I'm so sad and stressed out?'" In this 3-minute video, Dr. Cheung explains how honoring and being mindful of the food we eat makes us healthier. She offers seven practices for mindful eating -- simple steps that we can take to maintain a healthier weight and live a happier life. We are what we eat -- and how we eat it.

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The next time you eat, engage all your senses: the flavor, the beauty, the aroma, the texture, the sound, the feeling.



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