Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD., co-author of Intentional Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach, considers mindful eating the process of honouring one's health by being in tune with your body's needs and responding accordingly.
Here are some ways to practise this connection:
- Eat your desired food using hunger and fullness cues
- Stop eating when comfortably full
- Eat to satisfy hunger, not as a self-soothing technique to escape emotions
- Select foods that taste good while making you feel well
- Challenge food rules, which may originate from personal, family and cultural mores and beliefs