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Mindful Eating For Dummies by Laura Dawn

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Chapter 2

What You Can Expect to Gain (or Lose) from Mindful Eating

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring the benefits of mindfulness

arrow Discovering the many rewards of mindful eating

arrow Investigating mindful eating as a way to maintain and manage weight

I’m not going to try to convince you that mindful eating is another magic bullet to weight loss or that within seven days you’ll never want to overeat or experience another food craving ever again. Eating mindfully is not a quick-fix approach to your food-related woes, but it is a long-term solution that offers countless rewards and will benefit you in ways that you’ve never thought possible.

In this chapter I’ll explore some of these benefits and how mindful eating can help contribute to a healthier, happier life.

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindful eating is simply an extension of applying the power of mindfulness to everyday living, so exploring some of the benefits of mindfulness in general is a good place to start. The benefits of mindfulness are nothing to scoff at – the following list is proven, powerful and profound! Mindfulness as a practice has been shown to help people:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Decrease depression
  • Improve focus ...

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