Moller image mindful eating 20-04Many people have the mistaken belief that their problems with food are caused by what and how much they eat.  Those are important but they only tell part of the story.  In fact, what you eat and how much you eat are strongly affected by WHY you’re eating in the first place.  And mindfulness is a powerful tool for developing awareness as well as a healthier, happier relationship with food.

Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention:

Eating with the intention of caring for yourself.  Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body.

Mindful eating is much more than “eating slowly, without distraction”, it encompasses the entire process of eating:

– Awareness of your physical and emotional cues

– Recognition of your non-hunger triggers for eating

– Learning to meet your other needs in more effective ways than eating

– Choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment

– Eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety

– Using the fuel you’ve consumed to live the vibrant life you crave

Many people who struggle with food react mindlessly to their unrecognised or unexamined triggers, thoughts, and feelings.  In other words, they re-act – repeating past actions again and again – feeling powerless to change.  Mindfulness increases your awareness of these patterns without judgement and creates space between your triggers and your actions.  For example, whenever you notice that you feel like eating and pause to ask the question “Am I hungry?”, you are able to observe your thoughts and choose how you will respond.  Instead of reacting mindlessly, mindfulness gives you response-ability.  That is how mindful eating empowers you to finally break old automatic or habitual chain reactions and discover options that work better for you.

Nourish your mind, body and soul for health, energy and joy!

Joanne offers bespoke 1-1 and small group coaching as well as group workshops/webinars around breaking free from mindless and emotional eating based on the innovative Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programme.  Joanne is the only practitioner in Scotland qualified to lead this programme and one of a small handful across the UK.

To learn more about upcoming mindful eating events that Joanne is currently offering visit http://www.joannemoller.com/upcoming-events.html