Comfort eating over Christmas

Comfort eating over Christmas

Some people can experience intense loneliness and resort to comfort eating

Sue RaddMar 20, 2023, 12:52 AM

what is mindful eating?

Mindful eating is a non-dieting approach to feed your inner hunger. It means deliberately paying attention to the food you eat in the present moment—on a mental, emotional and physical level. It is also about learning to fully experience and savour the food you choose to eat. Eating with awareness is important, because it is often the eating behaviours we are unaware of that lead to weight gain.

three ways to be more mindful over Christmas

It is normal to overeat occasionally but this should be done with awareness, so you can compensate later. If you do have a setback over the festive season, remember it isn't the end of the world. You can always start tomorrow.

Setbacks should be viewed as learning experiences, not failure.

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