mindful eating

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-01-07 16:43:05 -0600
Started 2014-01-03 00:47:30 -0600

One of the things I worked on in 2013 (and continue in 2014) is being more 'mindful' in all aspects of my life … including eating. It seems to real;ly help and thought maybe it might be of interest to others here … YMMV

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-01-05 16:51:35 -0600 Report

Hi haoleboy,

I am also a big fan of mindfulness and try to live mindfulness principles in my daily life. Thanks for sharing this!


haoleboy 2014-01-05 17:19:04 -0600 Report

I have found that my various medical issues can cause a lot of anxiety and 10 minutes (or so) of mindful meditation through out the day as need keeps me serene and focused. without it pretty sure I would have gone off the deep end long ago ;)
namaste Dr Gary

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-01-07 16:43:05 -0600 Report

Excellent! I do the same thing. A great way to stay in the here and now and the what happened in the past or what might happened further down the road. Grounded, and not scattered, able to see what I can do and what is out of my control. I think of mindfulness as not turning everything into mud and then sinking into it. Thanks for sharing this!

Nick1962 2014-01-04 18:00:12 -0600 Report

Good post! We practice something similar called "intuitive eating".
Just because the clock says noon doesn’t mean you need to shovel in 30 carbs automatically. If a chunk of cheese and some celery sticks satisfy you, then eat that. Nobody says you can't have another snack in an hour or two. It’s time we started listening to our bodies and not the clock or media to tell us when to eat and when we’re full.

denipink57 2014-01-03 14:20:20 -0600 Report

i am currently pouring thru 2 different diabetic eating related books as i write this and honestly if i have to read one more word on the subject i will about scream!!!!!

Glucerna 2014-01-03 13:58:31 -0600 Report

Being more mindful is something I work on as well. Michelle May, the physician in the article you posted, has written a book called: Eat What You Love, Love What you Eat with Diabetes that I find really interesting. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-01-03 17:08:42 -0600 Report

pretty sure my first exposure to mindful eating was through a Michelle May article or book. she does good work