If you’re like many people, you may be wondering, “What exactly is mindful eating? How does it help? How can I learn more about it, or help others learn about it?” With the explosion of interest, there is also confusion about mindful eating.
Contrary to popular belief, mindful eating is not “just” eating with awareness. Although being present while eating is important, mindful eating can encompass the entire process of eating: awareness of body cues; recognition of non-hunger triggers for eating; selection of food for both nourishment and enjoyment; eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety; and using the fuel you’ve consumed to live vibrantly. This broad application makes mindful eating a powerful tool for creating a healthier, happier relationship with food that supports total well-being.
Our recently published white paper, Mindful Eating: A Practical Approach to Optimal Eating and Health, was written to shed light on the concept of mindful eating and offer a resource for those interested in learning more about it. It provides a practical description of mindful eating, clears up common myths and confusion about mindful eating, explains how it helps individuals across the health spectrum, and describes a model for implementing mindful eating in virtually any setting.
Check out this one minute video for a sneak peek of Mindful Eating: A Practical Approach to Optimal Eating and Health, or download the complimentary paper now. Feel free to share with others you think may benefit – and leave your comments on the video or white paper here.