Impact of Mindful Eating among AdolescentJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : Richa Baradia; Joyeta Ghosh;
Page : 11-15
Keywords : Mindfulness; Mindful eating; Mindfulness - Based Eating Awareness;
In the last few years, great attention has been paid to the mindful eating technique as an approach derived from mindfulness to address unhealthy eating behavior among adults. Eating while distracted (television, conversation, etc.) or under cognitive stress (studying, reading, and writing) has shown to increase food consumption, which can result in overeating. Mindfulness - based approaches appear most effective in addressing binge eating, emotional eating and eating in response to external cues. Mindfulness encourages healthier weight and eating habits. Mindful eating can also help picky eaters overcome their poor eating by helping them enjoy more nutritious foods. Mindful eating has been utilized to reduce negative behaviors associated with overweight and obesity. Eating slowly and when hungry, stopping when full, reducing portion sizes, reducing distractions during meals, and savoring food are all principles of mindful eating. Each principle can be attempted individually or collectively with small, simple changes. Some practical ways of incorporating mindful eating include chewing food thoroughly before swallowing, drinking water between bites of food, savoring the aroma and taste of food, using smaller plates and bowls, turning off the television and computer while eating, and creating a pleasurable experience around food and eating. Present article describes mindful eating and offers ideas for how to teach the basics of this practice.
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