I’d like to shed light on where else in your life you are being mindless, such as where you’re acting strictly out of habit.
Being aware of your emotional state is valuable in determining if you are truly hungry, physically hungry that is, or just want to eat.
If mindfulness is about awareness then everything you are unaware of can be deemed mindlessness. How much eating do you do mindlessly?
For many of us, food is a prison, a chain around our waists, a burden, a struggle, and leaves us with a sense of helplessness and dependence.
A definition of mindful eating is “eating with awareness of your body’s needs and preferences.” Let’s focus on the word “awareness.”