“Mindfulness” derives from Buddhism and is a meditation practice that allows you to generate greater awareness of your emotions and physical sensations.
When applied to one’s dietary practices, “mindful eating” can help manage various conditions, such as eating disorders, mental health problems and poor eating habits.
At its core, mindful eating may comprise slowing down while eating, reducing distractions during meals, paying closer attention to hunger cues and engaging all senses. You might also foster a deeper appreciation for your food and better understand how food impacts your feelings, anxiety and overall well-being.
Studies have shown how powerful of a tool mindful eating is and recommends it to regain better control of your eating — here’s why.