Here at Pinnacle Prevention, we focus on positive approaches to healthy living rather than weight-loss goals or counting calories. When it comes to weight and body image, that means shifting the focus from scales and diets to mindful eating, nutrition and establishing healthy relationships with food.
Much of the conversation surrounding weight and obesity revolves around calories, food choices and diets. When tackling the topic of healthy eating, we often pay a lot of attention to what we eat, but less attention is given to how we eat. This week, we encourage you to shift your focus to the latter.
Our feelings and attitudes towards what, when and how we eat greatly influence our mental and physical well-being. Mindful eating is a practice that focuses on how we eat, from our food preferences to determining when we are hungry and full.
Mindful eating is not a diet, but rather a practice that focuses on fostering a healthy relationship with food and eating. Mindful eaters pay close attention to when they are hungry and full, what kinds of foods they like or dislike and why, and how meals make them feel.
The Center for Mindful Eating offers a simple list to describe what mindful eating means:
Practicing mindful eating has tons of benefits. By slowing down when it comes to food, mindful eaters often avoid eating when they are not actually hungry, or overeating when they are.
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