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7 Habits of Mindful Eating

February 23, 2012

7 Habits of Mindful Eating

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
– Thich Nhat Hanh –

I don’t know if you are like me, but I eat in front of the computer quickly and then I go to the gym during my regular lunch hours.  I am not sure that this is the best and healthiest way for me to be. Here’s an interesting article from Daily Good News that Inspire that I receive every day in my personal e-mail.  I find that reading the Daily Good News is a nice way to start my day on a positive or inspiring note.

Seven Habits of Mindful Eating

“The rhythm of life is becoming faster and faster, so we really don’t have the same awareness and the same ability to check into ourselves.” These words are from an unexpected source: a Harvard nutritionist. Dr. Lilian Cheung, with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh, co-wrote ‘Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.’ “That’s why mindful eating is becoming more important. We need to be coming back to ourselves and saying: ‘Does my body need this? Why am I eating this? Is it just because I’m so sad and stressed out?'” In this 3-minute video, Dr. Cheung explains how honoring and being mindful of the food we eat makes us healthier. She offers seven practices for mindful eating — simple steps that we can take to maintain a healthier weight and live a happier life. We are what we eat — and how we eat it.

You can find a short video here.

Submitted by Margarita Natcheva Rowley, Diversity and Immigrant Student Support