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Uncategorized | The Mindfulness Diet

Minding the Body

Fortunately, there is a way to resolve the mind/body split, which I’ve been discussing the past few weeks.  How? By simply bringing awareness to the body. Bringing awareness to the body is often done by scanning the body gradually with your awareness. Thus...

The Origin of the Mind/Body Split

This week we’ll continue exploring the “mind/body split,” and its effects on your eating. None of us were born with a split between mind and body. Every baby and most young children are naturally and spontaneously in touch with the body. They know...

Body Dissociation and Disordered Eating

This week I’ll continue with the theme I’ve been exploring recently – the importance of bodily awareness in overcoming compulsive eating. Almost all of us are disassociated from the body to some extent. James Joyce put this tendency memorably in one of his...

The Body Is A Doorway

For several important reasons, the body is the ideal doorway into mindful eating and mindfulness meditation, the two primary ingredients of the Mindfulness Diet. For one, the body is the origin of our experience of hunger and satiety. The body is also important to...

Who’s Doing It (Meditating, That Is)

In addition to being mindful as you eat, your relationship to food will be transformed by becoming mindful of your body, thoughts, and emotions. This is most easily learned during periods of meditation. What is meditation? It’s simply time intentionally used to...