Mindful BitesGuiding you from mindless munching and emotional eating to peace with food and mindful habits
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.
I always enjoyed the first day of school because it meant a new pair of shoes and a matching outfit. My lunch consisted of bologna or American cheese on white bread.
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 you have taken a mindfulness-based meditation class, you may have been introduced to the famous raisin experiment where you eat a single raisin slowly, mindfully.
If mindfulness is about awareness, then mindfulness meditation is about becoming aware of what your mind is doing.
Inside each of us is an all-knowing self who understands who we are, what we need and what we don’t. That little voice is your Inner Wisdom.
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.
Sheila Forman, PhD
Sheila Forman, creator of the TAME Your Appetite program, has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years. She’s written a number of books on dieting, eating disorders, food management and mindfulness.