6 simple steps for mindful eating

With a focus on focusing on one’s food, mindful eating could be the best diet out there.

If the term “mindful eating” conjures up visions of lithe Los Angelinos in expensive yoga pants meditating over a plate of raw greens, you are not alone. But the truth is, mindful eating is so much more than that; and in fact, I maintain that it is one of the best diets out there.

On average, Americans spend two-and-a-half hours a day eating, according to a report from the USDA; yet more than half of that time we are also doing something else. Which leads to mindless eating, and “a lack of awareness of the food we’re consuming – [which] may be contributing to the national obesity epidemic and other health issues,” says Dr. Lilian Cheung, a nutritionist and lecturer at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. … continue reading 6 simple steps for mindful eating

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