Eating mindfully

I’m reading a very interesting book on eating mindfully, Savor, by Thich Nhat Hanh and Louise Cheung. Some very helpful suggestions and ways of thinking about food as well as life in general. I hope to incorporate these practices into my life…already I am more peaceful and enjoying my food more, but eating less.  The book’s ideas resonate with much of my own thinking, at least the things I try to do. But the focus on mindfulness is adding another important piece and some strategies for special situations. Very helpful book. It’s given me some insights into my entire life.

Off and on, we’ve toyed with eating less meat and now we are finally doing it. Trying to eat vegetarian two days per week, eat fish two days a week, and then something reasonable the other three days. I feel so much lighter when I don’t eat meat…light not in the sense of weight but more like there is nothing dragging me down. We’ll see how this all goes. I think eating more mindfully may help me to slim down a bit. I certainly hope so.


About Helen Akinc

Writer: The Praeger Handbook for College Parents, Praeger Publishing, Dec. 31, 2009; Inter-cultural coach: Teaching Intercultural Competency Program for International Studies, Wake Forest University; speak Turkish, Cook: Very interested in ethnic cooking and am working on a Turkish cookbook;
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