“Mindful eating is very pleasant” – Thich Nhat Hanh
The following excellent article first caught my eye due to its title – “Of Onions and Olive Oil”? After reading it, I fully appreciate what mindfulness is all about. How apart the thoughts presented are from our typical American way of eating – standing, sitting in the car, in front of the TV, or consuming a whole bag of potato chips in one sitting.
Maybe we should take this time of quarantines, lockdowns, politics and distancing to practice the art of mindfulness even in isolation or with family. It supports the crazy notion that it is not what we eat, but how we eat. SF
Weight loss may be achieved by using any method that people can live with preferably with the least calorie restriction possible. People who follow a weight loss regimen that restricts either fats or carbohydrates may lose the weight, but they tend to gain it back after they abandon the diet itself. In other words, people refer to “going on a diet” will often declare “going off a diet”. The hard part is keep the weight off or avoid binge-eating and possible weight gain that often results in what is commonly called “yo-yo dieting.” Why do so many people end up dieting and dieting and losing the same pounds over and over? The hard part of weight maintenance needs to be part of the treatment.
One way that has some science backing is the practice of mindful eating. The following describes this approach and may be the go- to method for weight maintenance.