Buddha's Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind by Tara Cottrell

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Read Buddha's Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind Online Free - There’s a lot you probably don’t know about the Buddha. For one, the real Buddha was thin. And before he became the “Enlightened One,” he was a pampered prince named Siddhartha. He tried starving himself in his quest for inner peace, but found that extremes brought him no closer to enlightenment. Instead, he sought a “middle way” between unhealthy overindulgence and unrealistic abstinence. The instructions he gave his monks about eating, more than 2,500 years ago, were surprisingly simple.

Fast forward to today. Cutting edge scientific research tells us something Buddha knew all along. It’s not what you eat, but when you eat that’s most important. You don’t need to follow the latest fads or give up your favorite foods. You just need to remember a few guidelines that Buddha provided—guidelines that, believe it or not, will help you lose weight, feel better, and stop obsessing about food. Sure, Buddha lived before the age of cronuts, but his wisdom and teachings endure, providing us with a sane, mindful approach to eating. With chapters that ponder questions like “What would Buddha drink?” and “Did Buddha do Crossfit?” Buddha’s Diet offers both an attainable and sustainable strategy for achieving weight-loss nirvana.



Title : Buddha's Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind
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ISBN : 0762460466
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Reviews


Sharon rated it ★★★★☆

September 03, 2016

If the Buddha had written a diet book, it likely would have resembled this gentle, forgiving, moderate plan. No need to count or eliminate anything, just try to eat what you know is good for you and try to finish all food consumption within 9 hours of each day's first bite. The authors encourage...


Faith rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2016

The premise is dieting like Buddha could save you heartache and bring you closer to enlightenment? Okay, I'm curious. The book starts with easy to read and often amusing descriptions of the Buddha and how his life was going (a guy a little confused about life). The first step is to reduce the hou...


Kate rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2017

This little book came to me at the perfect time. After having incorporated regular workouts into my life this past year, it's time to work more on food. This book focuses on the WHEN of eating, but discusses the what, why, where and how as well. I feel like a lot of what they discussed had alread...


Pam rated it ★★★★★

May 12, 2016

This is one of those books about losing weight without losing your mind and that when we eat is as important as what we eat and its not at all hours of the day as we do in society today. How we have become complacent and out of sync with our bodies, what we eat should be nourishing, so stop filli...


Ola rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2017

Easy to read, written in a light tone but quite serious book on food, our relationship with it, Buddha's relationship with it and the Middle Way in general. Have marked and bookmarked my copy in a number of places and I do so only with books worth going back to.


Audra (Unabridged Chick) rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 08, 2017

Basically a DNF but I might reread so I can be thorough in panning. I'd hoped Cottrell would use Buddha as a reminder toward mindful eating, but she actually tries to argue that Buddha was the original diet guru, that he was wicked thin thanks to his restricted eating. Disappointing. Actual conte...


Kathy rated it ★★★★★

March 23, 2017

The Middle Way If you're tired of the typical diets that proscribe specific foods to eat or not eat, and diets that require intense physical activity (exercise), then this is the book for you. Well written, easy to understand, and no proselytizing in a religious sense. The middle way, the easy cha...


María rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2017

With high stress comes bad habits, I'm guilty. I never gained the freshmen 15 or even the pharmacy 15 (aka gaining 15 lbs.), but I did gain the OLE 15. It was a combination of extreme habits (working too hard, for too long, and not paying attention to my body i.e. eating habits) and not taking ti...


Bob rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2016

The authors focus on the Buddha's instructions not about what to eat (there's not much there, apparently), but on when to eat. While he told his monks and nuns only to eat between dawn and noon, the authors expand the idea to include a meal later in the day. What I found most helpful about this m...


Anne rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2017

There is a lot of wisdom in this little book. Basically, Buddha's approach to diet is based more on when you eat than what you eat. The recommendation is to limit your eating window to a nine hour block, which means one might need to shift the morning meal to a later time than what one traditiona...





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