Weight Loss the French/Tibetan Buddhist Way
One item that isn't in my non-goals for 2018 is to lose weight, though I've been thinking a lot about my eating habits. I read two interesting books about eating: the first is "Why French Women Don't Get Fat" by Merielle Giuliano; and then the novella "Rinpoche's Remarkable Ten-Week Weight Loss Clinic" by Roland Merullo (which is actually part of the "Breakfast with the Buddha" series, which I love). Neither is very scientific but their approach is basically the same:
- go for quality over quantity (French)
- challenges/addictions can hide in how we consume (Buddhist)
- you need less than you think (both)
- find the joy in what you do eat (both)
In both cases, it seems to stress that American's use food (often processed and poorly made) as an escape from the world around us. When we think of food more as an exploration of our senses, we can appreciate it without overdoing it.