Take a photograph of something that you’re about to eat before you eat it. Look at the photograph and ask yourself, (1) does this food look appetizing (2) is this food that I genuinely want to eat or is it something that I’m eating because it’s available or prescribed, and (3) would I be happy sharing this photograph with someone else?
Many people don’t remember what they eat from day to day unless they are either following a diet plan or they keep a food diary.
People seek me out to lose weight and lose it now! I explain that using a non–diet approach takes longer, but has the potential for better-lasting results.
As a mindful eater, I pay attention to the nutritional value of the food I eat. In my TAME programs, we call that using Outer Guidance. Now I eat foods after I have checked in with myself to be sure that they are the right food, in the right amount, at the right time for me.