excerpted from Mindful Eating--A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, MD specializing in pediatrics and lontime Zen teacher.
Mindful eating is an experience that engages all parts of us, our body, our heart, and our mind--in choosing, preparing, and eating food.
Mindful eating involves all the senses. It immerses us in the colors, textures, scents, tastes, and even sounds of drinking and eating.
Mindful eating allows us to be curious and even playful as we investigate our responses to food and our inner cues to hunger and satisfaction.
Mindful eating is a meditative practice.
In this meditative practice you will simply enjoy eating in a natural,
pleasurable, and wholesome way.
We all have to eat.
Mindful eating is a powerful way to rediscover the joy in one of the most pleasurable things we do as human beings.
Mindful eating is a fun and refreshing way to practice meditation,
enhance your health, and gain relief from anxiety about food.
Hi there! This is Sandy and I LOVE teaching this class so please attend an introductory session to learn the essential and basic MINDFUL EATING exercise. I'm trusting that you will love this meditation practice as much as I do.
Mindful eating is not about diets or rules. Will you lose weight? Maybe. What I can promise is that you will relax and experience the joy of mindful eating.