Falling off the mindful eating wagon
On a recent episode of the show, I talked about how I’ve been using mindful eating to lose weight. And what have I been doing since then?
Too much mindless eating.
It happens to a lot of us. We aren’t perfect and we slip up from time to time. And we don’t need to beat ourselves up over this.
This morning, while waiting for my car to get fixed at the dealership, I impulsively grabbed and devoured a donut.
And it wasn’t my first slip-up.
Sometimes, we just need to take a step back and reset.
Mindful eating for me meant eating healthy, avoiding sugar, and having one really good cheat food each week.
Maybe it’s time to take a second look at what I’m doing or make a change.
I’m not upset about slipping up or freaking out about it. It’s like when you’re meditating and your mind wanders. You acknowledge it happened and get back to the meditating. Or, in this case, mindful eating.
On the way home from work, I stopped and bought some healthy and tasty prepackaged salads. I’m replacing my habit of going out for lunch with having healthy lunches with co-workers.
I’m going to continue to be mindful and take a fresh look at my routine to see what else I can change. It’s probably time for me to try some new healthy foods.
I’m looking forward to it.
Okay, that’s MY approach.
You have to find the approach that works for you.
Have you found it challenging to eat mindfully?
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