Mar 22

Are you a mindful eater?

The best way to understand mindful eating might be to think about its contrasting opposite: mindless eating. Unfortunately, mindless eating is all too common today. For most of history, the main food-related problem faced by humans was simply getting enough to eat. Today, you can easily get a day’s worth of calories in a fast-food drive-through without a second thought.

Mindfulness involves becoming aware of what is going on around you and inside your own mind. When applied to eating, mindfulness suggests that you think about and plan your eating, just as you would plan a work schedule or vacation trip. It also asks that you avoid or overcome the social and emotional situations that lead to consuming food when you are not physically hungry. Please investigate this important subject by reading “Mindful Eating.”

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