Damaris Karanja, MA, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, St. Louis County, University of Missouri Extension and Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., Health Psychologist
Do you have a habit of eating when you are bored, lonely, stressed out, depressed or even tired? Sometimes we find ourselves eating not because we are hungry but because we are going through different emotions and we reach out to food for comfort.
What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating is simply defined as being conscious of why you are eating. This simple concept has helped people struggling with weight issues, eating disorders, body image and even self esteem. It is not about following recipes or counting calories. It’s about learning HOW and WHY you eat, and less about WHAT you eat…
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