Mindful Eating FAQs

What is Mindful Eating?


Mindful eating is the practice of cultivating an open-minded awareness toward our eating behaviors and the ways in which the foods we choose to eat affect our minds and bodies. Mindful eating involves:

  • Trusting our own “inner wisdom” related to food and eating
  • Becoming aware of the positive opportunities present through food selection and preparation
  • Using all of our senses in choosing foods that are both satisfying and nourishing
  • Acknowledging our responses to food without judgment
  • Learning to recognize physical cues in guiding our decisions to eat




When should I practice Mindful Eating?


You can practice mindful eating any time you are enjoying a meal or a snack. Mindful eating is a good activity for those wishing to practice savoring their food, especially highly rewarding ones like chocolate or cheese, in order to get the most satisfaction out of them while keeping the quantity and/or frequency in balance.




Why should I practice Mindful Eating?


The benefits of mindful eating are numerous and include...

  • Reducing unwanted eating behaviors, such as stress eating and binge eating
  • Promoting eating only when truly physically hungry
  • Empowering you to make conscious decisions surrounding your eating
  • Eliminating reactive behaviors toward food and eating
  • Reconnecting to your “inner wisdom” regarding hunger and satiety




How can I practice Mindful Eating?


If you're in a pinch and don’t have time to listen to our guided audio sessions, try some of the tips below. Start with one meal per day, then implement them into more meals as your practice grows stronger!

  • Eliminate all distractions: turn off the TV, close your email, and put down the phone
  • Eat more slowly: chew thoroughly and focus on each bite
  • Don’t rush your meals: sit down and give yourself a break at mealtimes
  • Focus on how the food makes you feel: while you’re eating it, after each bite, and with every sip of water
  • Ask yourself why you are eating: are you truly hungry, or are you eating for another reason?
  • Ask yourself whether what you are eating is healthy: does it make you feel good?
  • Check in on your satiety after each bite and stop eating when you feel full




Where can I learn more about Mindful Eating?


Below are some additional resources to help you on your journey toward mindful eating!





 

Urge Surfing FAQs

What is Mindful Eating?


Mindful eating is the practice of cultivating an open-minded awareness toward our eating behaviors and the ways in which the foods we choose to eat affect our minds and bodies. Mindful eating involves:

  • Trusting our own “inner wisdom” related to food and eating
  • Becoming aware of the positive opportunities present through food selection and preparation
  • Using all of our senses in choosing foods that are both satisfying and nourishing
  • Acknowledging our responses to food without judgment
  • Learning to recognize physical cues in guiding our decisions to eat




When should I practice Mindful Eating?


You can practice mindful eating any time you are enjoying a meal or a snack. Mindful eating is a good activity for those wishing to practice savoring their food, especially highly rewarding ones like chocolate or cheese, in order to get the most satisfaction out of them while keeping the quantity and/or frequency in balance.




Why should I practice Mindful Eating?


The benefits of mindful eating are numerous and include...

  • Reducing unwanted eating behaviors, such as stress eating and binge eating
  • Promoting eating only when truly physically hungry
  • Empowering you to make conscious decisions surrounding your eating
  • Eliminating reactive behaviors toward food and eating
  • Reconnecting to your “inner wisdom” regarding hunger and satiety




How can I practice Mindful Eating?


If you're in a pinch and don’t have time to listen to our guided audio sessions, try some of the tips below. Start with one meal per day, then implement them into more meals as your practice grows stronger!

  • Eliminate all distractions: turn off the TV, close your email, and put down the phone
  • Eat more slowly: chew thoroughly and focus on each bite
  • Don’t rush your meals: sit down and give yourself a break at mealtimes
  • Focus on how the food makes you feel: while you’re eating it, after each bite, and with every sip of water
  • Ask yourself why you are eating: are you truly hungry, or are you eating for another reason?
  • Ask yourself whether what you are eating is healthy: does it make you feel good?
  • Check in on your satiety after each bite and stop eating when you feel full




Where can I learn more about Mindful Eating?


Below are some additional resources to help you on your journey toward mindful eating!





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