Mindful eating is our second article in our three part series on mindfulness . Mindful eating is a compassionate observation of your eating habits. I mention compassionate because it is a non-judgemental way of getting in touch with your way of eating.
Mindful eating is being aware of what, why and how you are eating. It is the opposite of eating on autopilot. I am often asked if it is possible to become a mindful eater, and my answer is always ,“Yes it is something we can all learn.”
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Mindfulness is a bit of buzzword, but its origins are thousands of years old. It is a foundation practice of Buddhism and Hinduism, and it has influenced traditional medicine practices, such as Ayurveda from India and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Mindfulness was introduced into Western psychology in the 1970’s. Mindfulness is the focussing of your attention on the current moment, being aware of the purpose (of your thoughts or actions) and being compassionate about what you observe.
Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part series on mindfulness.
Continue reading What is Mindfulness & Why is it Important?
Is it time to let go of old habits and introduce new choices that create more energy, better health and a greater sense of wellbeing?
Eating for You offers a totally personalised approach to eating and living. It shows how mindfulness helps to transform unhelpful and unhealthy habits.
Today I am sharing an extract from the book, Eating for You, to expand upon the concept of mindfulness and the Eating for You approach.
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I am continuing on with the ‘whys’ of eating this week. One of the main purposes of keeping a food diary is to uncover why you eat. Just focussing on what you eat will not produce lasting change or bring enjoyment to eating. Two of the big WHYS are boredom and emotional eating.
Continue reading Overcoming boredom and emotional eating habits