What Does “Mindful Eating” Really Mean?

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness meditation, but do you know how to eat mindfully? According to traditional mindfulness practices regarding awareness and intentionality, you guide your weight and appetite the way you would guide your mind. It stands to reason, if unmindful eating is oblivious snacking or unchecked overeating, then paying attention to the smells, tastes, and textures might help a person experience food more and feel more satisfied or full. Breaking poor food habits with mindfulness practices may be a productive way to repair many people’s unhealthy relationships with food. Appreciation and enjoyment of a meal may help alleviate the need to constantly seek more to achieve satisfaction.

Read the full article here: What Does “Mindful Eating” Really Mean? – Ask Dr. Weil