This year: no more mindless eating
Author, speaker, and psychologist Emily Balcetis walks us through what mindless eating is and introduces us to a mindFULL practice.
When we slow down, we can really take advantage of both the automated choices that we make in our life and a mindful approach that
might help us to reorient where we need to choose differently.
When we're thinking about what we eat, oftentimes the challenge is mindlessness, that we're engaged in a really great conversation
and we've not realized that all of a sudden we've eaten this entire entree that we intended to take half home for lunch tomorrow.
Or we're going for a snack and we mindlessly grab the first thing that we see off the shelf. Instead, if we can introduce more mindfulness,
then we might make better choices for ourselves that align with what we hope to do.
So how can we introduce more mindfulness? Slow down. Oftentimes, we're moving too fast in this world
and we just do what's easiest, what's fastest, what's quickest. And that might mean grabbing the unhealthy junk foods off of the shelf because they're what's most accessible.
What we can do when we're out with friends-- choose to look first at the appetizer or the small plate section of that menu and find something delicious there,
rather than starting first with looking at all those entrees that might be more than what we had hoped for our dieting
or healthy eating habits. Those are ways that we can mindfully direct ourselves and nudge ourselves into making choices that align with our health goals.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Take a deep breath in. Mindset is everything.
I'm not 90 for nothing. Small steps-- one motion. Your mind, your body will thank you.
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