By slowing down our eating and being more mindful of where our food comes from, we can shed extra pounds without following a particular diet, Lilian Cheung, lecturer in nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), wrote September 25, 2012 in a Huffington Post blog.
“It is possible to attain a healthy weight and have a more satisfying life at the same time by simply paying attention to what and how we eat,” she wrote. The editorial director of HSPH’s The Nutrition Source, Cheung co-authored the book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life with Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh in 2010.
In the Huffington Post article, Cheung challenges readers to try seven mindful eating techniques for one week. “My guess: You will be pleasantly surprised and ready for more,” she wrote.