In This Chapter
Understanding the powerful tendency towards mindlessness
Exploring cues and triggers to eat and overeat
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.
In order to fully understand mindfulness you also need to explore its flip side, mindlessness – something I’m sure you’re familiar with.
But what’s ...