Mindful Eating Resources
During the NAP Challenge we learn about eating a plant-focused diet. While learning about foods to eat more and less often, and guidelines for how much to eat for sustaining good health, we also explore mindful eating.
According to The Center for Mindful Eating, mindfulness in eating includes:
- Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom.
- Using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body.
- Acknowledging responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) with out judgment.
- Becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating.
During the Fall 2017 NAP Challenge we will explore Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating includes the principles of mindful eating. In addition, intuitive eating includes:
- Seeing satisfaction as a focal point in eating.
- Engaging in physical activity/movement for the sake of feeling good.
- Rejecting the dieting mentality.
- Using nutrition information without judgment.
- Respecting your body, regardless of how you feel about its shape.
(Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, Tribole and Resch, 2012.)