Module 8 - Are You Eating Mindfully or Mindlessly?

Module 8 - Are You Eating Mindfully or Mindlessly?

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The Role of Mindfulness in Weight/Fat Loss

Did you know that most of the weight people gain in a year is gained over the holidays? And this weight gain tends to be fat!

So, how can we reduce weight/fat gain not only during the holidays but throughout the year?

Two strategies for reducing fat gain:

  1. Making the right food choices (we will focus on this in the next few weeks)
  2. Dietary awareness (also known as mindful eating) - our focus for today

Mindless vs. Mindful Eating

Mindless eating is when you eat without much thought or awareness of what you are eating, when you are eating, where you are eating, how much you are eating, and whom you are eating with.

Examples of mindless eating include eating in the car, eating in front of the TV, and eating while using your laptop/phone simultaneously.

On the other hand, mindful eating is deliberate eating. It involves being aware of what you are eating, when you are eating, where you are eating, how much you are eating, and whom you are eating with.

Examples of mindful eating include eating with friends and family, cooking with or for friends and family, planning meals and shopping for ingredients at the local store, and focusing solely on eating without using your laptop/phone.

Studies suggest that self-monitoring, which involves tracking what you eat and drink, can prevent weight gain and even promote weight loss. This is why we use the Nutrition Behavior Journal daily.

During our coaching session this week, we will focus more on ways you can cultivate a mindful eating habit!


Action Item(s)

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weekly weigh-in (record your weight and body fat percentage)

Weekly Reflections