Mindful Eating Articles
Is mindful eating with health issues possible? Can you make dietary changes for medical reasons or health concerns without feeling restricted?
Do you tell yourself the big lie? Perhaps you’re familiar some version of this: When (something happens), then (I’ll do, feel, or be something different). The problem is that often the when never arrives and/or the then never happens. In the meantime we’re postponing our lives and missing other possibilities. If and when when comes, we simply replace it with another when. Day by day, promise by promise, our lives slip away.
If you are one of the many people who say, "I eat when I'm bored," here's what causes boredom eating and what you can do about eating when you're bored.
There is a false "either-or" dilemma that plagues our culture's approach to eating: good or bad, right or wrong, all or nothing, in control or out of control. Psychologists call this "dichotomous" or "black and white" thinking.
Don't turn Am I Hungry? into a mindful eating diet. When you feel like eating, pause to ask yourself, “Am I hungry?”–not to decide if you’re allowed to eat, but to recognize why you want to. With this awareness, you can freely choose whether to eat or not.
On the diet tightrope, one misstep and it’s all over! Mindful eating is a wide path that’s nearly impossible to fall off. You have the flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation.
People often ask, "How long does it take to learn to eat mindfully?" I’ve noticed that people go through four distinct phases. The Four Stages of Learning is a helpful model for understanding the process.
If New Year’s resolutions to lose weight have failed you, you’re not alone. Discover why weight loss resolutions don’t work and what to do instead.
While there are more similarities between Am I Hungry? and intuitive eating and HAES, we bring the Mindful Eating Cycle to the table for needed structure.
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