How could I eat without realizing it?
Asked by a16405 on Dec 09, 2010
in Weight Loss
Have you ever eaten something and really didn't realize what you were doing until after doing it? I didn’t realize until after I ate!
Mindless eating is not unusual. But watching yourself do it - even in retrospect - is half the battle. Mindless eating takes many forms: the bites we take while preparing food, clearing the table and making lunches; blindly eating popcorn as you watch a movie; sampling a donut on the table in the lunch room; a hand in the candy jar; cleaning your plate because it’s there. Cornell researcher Brian Wansink explains it all in his book, Mindless Eating. The anecdote for mindless eating is “mindful eating,” or being fully present (and non-judgmental) whenever you choose to eat. Mindful eating can be an effective way to eat less, lose weight and enjoy your food. Read more about Mindful Eating at About.com.