How often do you find yourself reaching for food without actually being hungry? Have you ever started lunch while working in front of a computer screen, only to find that you've eaten all of your food the next time you regain awareness of your surroundings? What happens to the movie theater popcorn sometime between sitting down in your seat and the beginning of the movie? You reach in the bucket, and it's all gone!
If any of the have happened to you, you have eaten mindlessly. Don't worry, it happens to just about everyone. We eat mindlessly around distractions, by scarfing foods down too fast, and eating without hunger. It's no surprise that that mindless eating can contribute to weight gain!
How do you eat mindfully?
Why bother? Many studies have shown the benefits of mindful eating in weight loss. It helps cut back on emotional and boredom eating. Further benefits include decreases in depression, stress, and inflammation!
Try it for a week, and document your results!