What happens when we seek to be mindful when eating? When we don’t engage in conversation, or read news off our phones, people watch, but just focus our attention on the sensations of eating a meal….
“The mindfulness program involved sessions with trainers who encouraged the participants to cultivate “inner wisdom” (mindful awareness when eating) as well as “outer wisdom” which involved seeking personal knowledge of optimal nutrition for diabetics. Each session involved a guided meditation oriented toward the subject’s relationship with food. The subjects also took away a CD to help with home meditation practice. The mindfulness group were encouraged to tune into their bodies before eating and make conscious choices about how much to eat.”