The definition of mindful eating is ‘to be present while you eat. Being in the moment and really experiencing the process of eating is key to feeling satisfied and not over eating.
Experiencing everything from the taste, food texture, smells and bodily processes like chewing and swallowing, to thoughts and feelings that come up during eating.
Mindful eating is a way to get in touch with hunger cues and feeling full while giving us enjoyment and appreciation of eating.
For a deeper understanding of mindful eating go to:What is Mindful Eating? This site says mindful eating includes paying attention to the following details and learning from practice how to do it:
- Awareness of your physical and emotional cues
- Recognition of your non-hunger triggers for eating
- Learning to meet your other needs in more effective ways than eating
- Choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment
- Eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety
- Using the fuel you’ve consumed to live the vibrant life you crave
Familiarize yourself with the many excellent articles and tips offered by the Center for Mindful Eating.