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Mindful Eating For Dummies by Laura Dawn

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Chapter 3

Getting Mindless by the Mouthful

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the powerful tendency towards mindlessness

arrow Exploring cues and triggers to eat and overeat

arrow Identifying your mindless eating characteristics

If you’re reading this book, chances are you’ve struggled with mindless eating in one form or another. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, everyone experiences mindlessness on a daily, even hourly, basis. As I explore in this chapter, everyone is geared towards mindlessness to a certain degree. Mindlessness isn’t inherently a bad thing and can actually serve some important functions in your life. But if you don’t start paying attention to how often you’re not paying attention, mindlessness starts to dominate your life – and your eating habits.

Mindfulness versus Mindlessness

In order to fully understand mindfulness you also need to explore its flip side, mindlessness – something I’m sure you’re familiar with.

remember.eps Think of mindfulness and mindlessness as two sides of the same coin. Whichever one you choose to focus on is the one you naturally foster and strengthen.

But what’s ...

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