Mindful eating is a technique that helps you gain control over your eating habits.
It has been shown to promote weight loss, reduce binge eating, and help you feel better.
What is mindful eating?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that helps you recognize and cope with your emotions and physical sensations .
It’s used to treat many conditions, including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and various food-related behaviors.
Mindful eating is about using mindfulness to reach a state of full attention to your experiences, cravings, and physical cues when eating.
Fundamentally, mindful eating involves:
eating slowly and without distraction
listening to physical hunger cues and eating only until you’re full
distinguishing between true hunger and non-hunger triggers for eating
engaging your senses by noticing colors, smells, sounds, textures, and flavors
learning to cope with guilt and anxiety about food
eating to maintain overall health and well-being
noticing the effects food has on your feelings and figure
appreciating your food
These things allow you to replace automatic thoughts and reactions with more conscious, healthier responses.