What is mindful eating?

Mindful eating is the practice of bringing awareness to what you eat and drink by using all your senses to choose and experience food. Mindful eating changes your relationship with food by increasing your appreciation for each step in the production of food and by refamiliarizing yourself with hunger and satiety cues. The following infographic, borrowed with permission from Health Perch, demonstrates how to master mindful eating. 

How to Master Mindful Eating
"How to Master Mindful Eating" on Health Perch

 

Tasting Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,

of being in your body so completely,

of being in your life so completely,

that what you knew and what you didn’t know,

that what had been and what was yet to come,

and the way things are right now

no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord?

It would be a moment of complete presence, beyond striving, beyond

mere acceptance,

beyond the desire to escape or fix anything or plunge ahead,

a moment of pure being, no longer in time,

a moment of pure seeing, pure feeling,

a moment in which life simply is,

and that “is-ness” grabs you by all your senses,

all your memories, by your very genes,

by your loves, and

welcomes you home.


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