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Mindful Eating Month: How to get started

Mindful Eating Month: How to get started
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January is World Mindful Eating Month. While a dedicated month is a great way to call attention to this specific type of mindfulness practice, the reality is that mindful eating has benefits 365 days a year.

I just finished creating an Audible Original course on mindful eating (via Wondrium, formerly known as The Great Courses), which I’m excited about. I’m also excited about re-sharing a mindful eating blog series I wrote in 2019, which feels like an alternate lifetime ago.

  • The true benefits of mindful eating. In this, the first in a five-part series on mindfulness and mindful eating, I’ll talk about the true mindful eating benefits, which often aren’t obvious.

  • What is mindfulness, and how can it benefit you? It’s impossible to talk about mindful eating without talking about mindfulness itself, so in this post I give you an overview of what mindfulness is, and what it can do.

  • Mindful eating tips: strategies for real life. The difference between mindful and mindless eating, plus two mindful eating practices (one full, one mini) and additional mindful eating resources.

  • Getting started with mindfulness meditation. In this post, I give you some tips and tools to start practicing mindfulness meditation on your own, or with some guidance.

  • Mindful eating definition: Questions and Answers. I take a stab at answering some common questions I get about mindful eating, including how it differs from intuitive eating.

Coming soon!

To continue the mindful eating train, next week I’ll write about a subject that’s been bouncing around my brain for a while: Why mindful eating isn’t the same as “careful” eating.

Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, is a Pacific Northwest-based registered dietitian nutritionist, freelance writer, intuitive eating counselor, author, and speaker. Her superpowers include busting nutrition myths and empowering women to feel better in their bodies and make food choices that support pleasure, nutrition and health. This post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute individualized nutrition or medical advice.

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