Do you know what Mindless eating is?
How about Mindful eating?
The two are very different.
You may not be aware that most overweight people don’t even enjoy most of the food that they consume?
We want you to enjoy your food and be conscious of what you’re eating.
As we watch television and bring food into the sitting area, an hour may pass, and you may find that you have eaten more than you intended after the programs are over.
Perhaps this is the best way to understand what distracted eating is all about.
Food is often meant to be eaten socially with other people when we may not be thinking about our food, but it’s a good habit to get into to eat what you want, when you want, and to think about all the food that you consume rather than just unconsciously consuming food without awareness or control.
What is Mindless Eating?
What is Mindful Eating?
A mindful eater is aware of what type of food he or she is eating, how much of it, and really savor it.
- Someone else prepares the food. Hmmm, cooking sounds like a hassle. You may ask someone, “When is dinner ready?”. Getting to know your food by preparing it is a great exercise (there’s the “E” word again). Additionally, cooking a meal for yourself and your family can be a great gift
- The shopping is done by someone else. While it’s faster to call in a takeout order than to get in the car, etc., once you learn how to cook, you’ll want to do it every night. Buy the ingredients for a single special meal you’ll prepare. You might be surprised at the results.
- All you eat is two meals every day. Your body would burn off a significant amount of calories if you spread out the same amount of calories over three to four meals. Skipping a meal will slow down your body’s “calorie burn rate”.
- You might not be enjoying your food as much as you should. It’s possible. We can help you with that. The food you eat should be enjoyable. Every bite should be enjoyable. Each moment of the meal should be enjoyed fully. Being conscious of every bite will allow you to truly enjoy it. Will this help you lose weight? Most overeaters aren’t even aware that they are overeating. We call this mindless eating. Often, people do not enjoy eating because they are unaware of what they are eating. They may be mindlessly eating while watching TV, driving in the car, or talking on the phone. Think about it. When watching a television program, have you ever wondered, “Did I really just eat a whole bag of potato chips?”?