• What is mindful eating ? Contrary to what most people believe, mindful eating is not the act of being mindful of what we eat to be able to eat better or less, but rather about bringing mindfulness to food choice and the experience of eating.
  • According to The Center for Mindful Eating, “mindfulness is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment. Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety”. We want our clients embrace mindful eating to improve their relationship with food and their body and thereby reducing stress.
  • How can mindful eating help?
    • Scenario: Do you find yourself mindlessly eating in the evening to help you relax after a long day? Or maybe you’re constantly snacking during the day because you’re bored. If that’s the case, mindful eating helps you regain control over your eating habits by bringing awareness to your internal cues, like hunger and fullness, and by using all 5 senses.
  • Benefits:
    • Increases our awareness of eating triggers;
    • Recognize what is a physical hunger vs an emotional hunger;
    • Reduces binge eating, emotional eating, and external eating (eating in response to an external cue, like the sight or smell of food)
  • Why are we the best people to talk about this
    • I have been a member of The Center for Mindful Eating since 2017.
    • I have also taken an 8-week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) class to cultivate my own mindfulness practice.
    • Starting in March, I will also be making my way through the first Mindful Eating Certificate Program through The Center for Mindful Eating, the leader in mindful eating education

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