Being Mindful of What We Eat

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  • Oct 1, 2010

Being Mindful of What We Eat Sometimes we find ourselves halfway through a snack, candy bar or plate of something-not-so-good-for-us before we even realize we started eating. Call it a craving, boredom, forgetfulness or just a case of spacing out, but these knee-jerk reactions to eating can add unplanned...

Sometimes we find ourselves halfway through a snack, candy bar or plate of something-not-so-good-for-us before we even realize we started eating. Call it a craving, boredom, forgetfulness or just a case of spacing out, but these knee-jerk reactions to eating can add unplanned (and unneeded) calories to your day.


Being mindful of the foods we put in our bodies does not happen overnight, but over time and by fostering self-awareness of your reactions to food cravings you can minimize or stop mindless munching. It takes practice and changing your response (both physical and emotional) to the triggers that cause automatic eating.

Some tips to set you on the right track for combating careless consumption are to:

For a deeper look into "mindful eating," check out The Center for Mindful Eating, which draws substantially on the use of mindfulness meditation for healthful eating.

Weight Loss->Emotional & Mindful Eating
Ryan Newhouse - is the Marketing Director for MyNetDiary and writes for a variety of publications. He wants you to check out MyNetDiary on Instagram!

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