This guide to better eating encompasses commonsense tips that can be found in many diet guides (stop drinking sugary sodas, eat more vegetables and whole foods) but focuses for the most part on how mindfulness practice can result in healthier eating and, therefore, weight loss. While Savor does not offer a "diet" per se, weight loss is the subtext throughout.
Author Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen master; Dr. Cheung is a nutritionist with the Harvard School of Public Health. Together they put together an inspirational map for people wanting to eat healthier for either their own sake or the planet's (the typical American diet of highly processed foods is as bad for the Earth as it is for Americans).
There are no easy answers here. While readers could skip ahead to the "Ten-week sample mindful living plan" to hurry the process along, the tenets of mindfulness would dictate a slower, well, savoring of the plan. Or split the difference and do both, while thanking the universe "for the wonderful foods available for this meal."