Though not necessarily easy
It doesn’t require any special pills or
Nor the purchase of a special book or DVD
Nor is it sexy
So for all these reasons
It’s not a raging fad
But it is the longest known
Approach to dieting and weight loss
That I know of
It’s called mindful eating
And it requires two things:
One – you
Two – your attention
The first is pretty easy to come by
Since you are usually with yourself
The second is not so easy these days
With your complex “to do” list
And so many devices beeping and distracting you
But once you get your attention on board
It’s pretty simple
Here’s how it works:
You, alone with you, and whatever you are eating
Focusing all your senses and your wandering mind
(you’ll soon discover why, in yoga, we call it a
monkey mind – swinging here and there, up to all
kinds of mischief!)
Pay attention to what you notice
The data that each of your senses is gathering in
And respect what you learn
Starving? Interesting. Take a bite, of course,
but ask yourself why did you wait so long to eat?
Don’t like the flavor? Don’t eat it then. Period.
Not hungry? Don’t eat. Enough said.
Full already? Great. Stop eating and move on.
Adding seasoning (or dressing or whatever) out of
habit? Really want it?
Swallowing bites whole without chewing? Why in
such a rush?
Eating for reasons other than hunger? First,
welcome to the club. Second, take note of why and
pause. Breathe into what you are observing and
write it down. Then, move on and do something else
– but don’t eat.
Yes, it is eating.
But, it’s different this way, being mindful of why and when and how.
And – most important – respecting what you learn
and heeding that wisdom.
In this way
I lost weight
Or exercising more.
And as a result I felt:
-More in control
-Better about myself
-Comfortable in my skin and in my clothes
-Clearer in my thinking
-More focused and inspired about work
The old way is dieting
The new way is mindful eating
If you decide to give it a go
And try an honest experiment
With mindful eating
I guarantee you will feel some or all of this way
And maybe lose weight as a by-product of getting
to know more about your relationship with food
But if implementing this approach is more
challenging than you expected
And you would like support
breaking through to the other side
Then sounds like it’s time for you to meet with me
Ready to achieve more without burn out, ignoring
your family or becoming a slave to overworking?
Then book your Performance Breakthrough Session
with me today.
Not yet received my free, 1-minute audio wisdom course
in your email in box? It’s designed to melt stress, refocus
your energy, and refuel your spirit FAST! And you can listen to
it anywhere, even on the go. Sign-up on any page of my website
and receive a link to your first short audio inspiration. It’s
just like having me there by your side!
Looking for a speaker for your next event? If you
want to inspire your group to get better results
at work and at home (and get their Zen on too)
then I’m your gal. Email me directly to talk