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Buddha's Diet Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Tara Cottrell & Dan Zigmond (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • M. Houston
    Manhattan, KS USA
    08/12/16
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    "glad I found this book in my Lion's Roar mag"

    Great book to listen to. I lost 4lbs in 6 days just by eating before 7 pm.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly A. Wynns
    Raleigh, NC
    11/06/17
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    "Sounds Easy"

    Sounds easy, great rationalizations....may have to do it in baby steps and work up to the 8 hour window.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan Brandow
    05/05/17
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    "Very down to Earth, backed by science"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is written with a very realistic tone. The authors make several references to their own personal lives such as being parents, over or under eating in the past, and leading very busy lives. The diet is very simply designed and really consists of being more mindful about food than strict restrictions.

    I'm not a Buddhist, but was this book isn't about the religion. There are lots of stories about Buddha, but its presented in the form of ideas that make sense than any attempt at religious conversion. There is also lots of scientific studies referenced to back up the various recommendations. This makes the message accessible to all backgrounds, but I think it's worth highlighting here due to the religious connotations in the title.


    What about Pam Ward’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a fantastic job. Very smoothly delivered and it sounded like my Aunt was just having a matter of fact conversation with me. She made the message very accessible.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There's a whole chapter on cheating on the diet. But it wasn't pushing fear or shame, but rather understanding that people slip, schedules get busy, and there are circumstances out of our control. It was very warm when talking about how to get back on track and how to find the middle ground (which was the common theme).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MER
    31/01/17
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    "return to effective simplicity"

    you could probably summarize this book on a sheet of paper, however the additional depth was was much appreciated as i go forward to tell others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callie
    NC
    16/01/17
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    "Will definitely apply"

    Wow, I love the middle way. I I will definitely put this into practice. I feel it's something that I could actually do for the rest of my life and I love the practical Theory of living. It was a great, simple introduction to Buddha's life. Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hanuschkova
    Milwaukee, WI
    03/01/17
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    "Wrong reader, wrong attitude"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having a Buddhist read this


    What could Tara Cottrell and Dan Zigmond have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not read this story


    What didn’t you like about Pam Ward’s performance?

    Exaggerated; too much emphasis when it is not necessary. Difficult to hear the story because it's difficult to listen to her overemphasizing the words, tone, story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not many.


    Any additional comments?

    The story of Buddha is ancient and these authors are making up a story to sell their book. It's ethically unacceptable to equate Buddha with any dietary regimen. Shame on you! Greed got the best of you!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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