Mindfulness is another word for awareness. In life, it means being fully present, in whatever moment you find yourself. It means to acknowledge your emotions as you experience them, and in doing so, learn how to manage them.
Mindful eating takes this self-awareness and applies it to the way you think about and consume food. Instead of focusing on calories and scale numbers, it gives you a way to improve your body’s natural instincts and control mechanisms. Some practitioners report a reduction in depression and anxiety, plus sustainable weight loss. By slowing down and paying attention, eating mindfully helps you manage what seems unmanageable.