You might remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercials: “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Alka-Seltzer is a remedy for indigestion; so is mindfulness.
While I believe that changing your current eating habits into mindful ones takes time, there is a way to get going quickly. Here’s how to jump-start yourself into mindful eating.
For many of us who want to manage our weight, emotions are our enemy. We eat in response to feelings, or as an attempt to avoid them.
If mindful eating is about awareness, then mindful hunger is about being aware of your hunger. It’s about noticing when you are hungry.
You know you’re hungry but you’re not sure what you’re hungry for. What I do to solve this dilemma is to imagine different foods.
If you find yourself eating a lot of junk food at the beginning of your mindful eating journey, don’t worry. It’s a very common phenomenon. I call it the “junk food rebound effect.”