If food and eating has become an issue for you, you might like to try mindfulness. Mindfulness helps you to focus on the present. You become aware of every aspect of what you are doing, even if that is uncomfortable.
Try and notice become aware of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations at every stage of your encounter with food and eating:
1. When you anticipate eating
2. When you purchase food
3. When you prepare food
4. When you eat food
5. After consumption, including the clearing up process.
Try not to change anything but simply become aware of every aspect of the experience. Try also to eat a meal silently and slowly, so that you are aware of every part of the process. What do you notice about the colours, the textures, and your thoughts and feelings as you eat? Ask yourself how much food you want. Are you aware of any impulses? What sensations tell you that you have had enough?
If you focus your attention, you might start to see how much control you have over your eating.
Let me know how you get on with this.
Chris Warren-Dickins BACP Registered Counsellor
Therapy in Ridgewood
Bergen County, New Jersey
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