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 much better results.
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.
Most people come to mindful eating to lose weight, but focusing on the number on the scale can be counter-productive.
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.”