Mindful eating: Put that potato chip down, now

  • Article by: GABRIELLA BOSTON , Washington Post
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 6:11 PM

Are you munching when you’re not hungry? Mindful eating advocates say it’s time to “tune in” to your body.

  • 5
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 5 of 5
elaineitoJul. 14, 13 8:55 PM

One of the reasons you're eating junk food even though you know better is because the snack food industry engineers junk food to be addictive (more salt, more fat etc). That's how they increase their market share.

12
0
firebirdJul. 15, 13 1:27 PM

(But if we sit down and eat from a plate (instead of a bag, basket or takeout container), the body has a better chance to send signals of satisfaction and satiation back to the brain.) I totally agree. That's why I always put my BigMac and fries on a plate.

7
4
turgidJul. 15, 13 7:14 PM

I think one of the most bizarre aspects of eating nowadays is the size of portions that get passed off as "normal" - as if they are a quantity that the average human might need to eat in a single sitting. I can't imagine why anyone needs to order a large ANYTHING in this day and age!

6
0
scubadoo68Jul. 16, 1312:07 PM

I was at a sub shop the other day and overheard a guy saying that the 14" sub was twice as much as he needed so he ordered the 10" sub....there was also a 7" option. Funny how people rationalize.

3
0
sausageJul. 16, 13 1:39 PM

Most people do not taste anything after the first bite. After that it is just repetition and a desire to eat all of what you paid for. I sit down for a meal and find myself just starting to eat, only to find everyone else are finished. Talk, laugh, communicate and enjoy the presence of others --the food is the medium, not the end results. I had to put my mother's brain washing out of my mind. NO MOTHER! I do not want to grow up to be a big boy!

1
0
  • 1 - 5 of 5

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT