Mindlessly Snacking (Again)? Try These 3 Simple Mindful Eating Exercises
If you’re prone to mindless overeating or zoning out while snacking, these quick mindful eating exercises can help bring your attention back.
Have you ever downed half a bag of popcorn at the movies before the previews are even over? Or kept reaching for tortilla chips while waiting for your meal at a restaurant, only to find that you’re already stuffed when your food finally arrives?
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An occasional indulgence is a normal part of life. But if this type of automatic eating becomes a habit, it can take a toll on your health and your happiness.
“Mindful eating involves the development of a special kind of awareness that you bring to the table whenever you eat,” says psychologist Susan Albers, PsyD.
It’s about being present in the moment, focusing on what you’re eating and noticing when your body is full.
If you’re prone to mindless overeating or zoning out while snacking, here are a few simple tricks to try to bring your attention back.
If you find yourself constantly overeating or unable to control it, there could be an underlying issue involved that needs attention. A therapist, dietitian, nutritionist or physician can help you to get to the bottom of it and work on developing healthier habits.