This hidden trigger for emotional eating is part of a vicious eat-repent-repeat cycle. No matter how smart you are or how many diets you try, this trigger only gets worse over time.
In preparation for our new Mindful Eating Support Community, over a hundred people shared their two biggest challenges when it comes to managing their eating.
Many people with diabetes ask, “Why am I supposed to eat three meals a day?" Mindful eating isn’t about following rigid rules so let’s look at the reasons behind this suggestion.
The best way to prevent diabetes complications is to understand why uncontrolled diabetes causes problems. Listen to this brief overview about preventing diabetes complications.
Diabetes is a chronic disease, and despite what you read on the Internet, there is no cure. Although that sounds scary, it isn’t meant to be discouraging! It simply means that instead of hoping it will go away, diabetes must be managed by you.
Mindfulness—awareness of the present moment—puts space between your cravings and your response, giving you an opportunity to gather information and choose how you’ll respond.
So what causes cravings? Hunger and cravings are different; hunger is the need for fuel while cravings are an intense desire for a specific food—with or without hunger. Learning strategies for handling cravings when you have diabetes is essential.