In This Chapter
Exploring skills for social situations
Navigating mindful eating during the holidays
Eating mindfully while travelling
You are a social being by nature, and eating with others is one of the primary ways that you connect with other people. These days, almost all social situations seem to revolve around food. Holidays, work parties, sporting events, you name it – food is involved. In our culture, food has become one of the primary methods of social entertainment. Given that almost all social activities are associated with eating, you need to discover how to navigate these situations more mindfully to prevent yourself from falling into the trap of mindless eating.
This strong correlation between socializing and eating does not bode well for the many people who struggle with mindless eating, overeating or making healthy food decisions when unhealthy food options predominate.
If you tend to overeat while eating with others, you’re not alone. Almost everyone is prone to consuming more than they normally do while in the presence of other people. This overeating tends to ...