Mindfulness is the basis for TAME Your Appetite – The Art of Mindful Eating
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the foundation for Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT for short.) Mindfulness will teach you to pay attention to your thoughts and feelings without judgement or attachment. You will learn to simply watch them and let them go. By doing this, you will ease the pain you feel around food and find peace and control over eating.
With Mindfulness, you will be able to deliberately pay attention, without judgment, to your inner world (bodily sensations, hunger, taste, emotions and thoughts) and your outer world (nutrition), both of which are essential for healthy weight management and peace with food.
What is Mindful Meditation?
Mindful Meditation is the foundation of MB-EAT. By meditating, you will cultivate attention and awareness which will increase your ability to stay mindful when faced with challenging situations, such as how to make healthy food choices, what to do when faced with temptation and how to manage your emotions without turning to food.
Mindful Meditation strengthens your ability to be mindful by teaching you to put your attention where you want it to be. Initially, that will be your breath. Later you will learn to tune into your hunger, fullness, satiety, cravings, and emotions.
What is Mindful Eating?
Mindful Eating is the middle-ground between mindless eating (bingeing) and restricted eating (dieting). With mindful eating, you will stop shifting between the two and instead find a powerful balance.
Your power will come from your choice of how you satisfy your desire for pleasure, comfort, health and satisfaction. You will make informed decisions about whether to eat or not eat, how much to eat, and what to eat. When you choose to eat, you will do so with delight rather than shame or doubt.
Mindfulness serves as the foundation for mindful eating. By focusing on self-care, self-regulation (listening to your body’s natural feedback systems that send out messages that your body needs food or has had enough), self-nourishment, self-acceptance, kindness and curiosity, you will learn to cultivate your inner gourmet, decrease excessive eating, and improve emotional responses to stress and other causes of emotional overeating. These results come over time. With practice you will get there. The more you practice the better your results
When you become mindful you bring joy to every bite.