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Mindful Eating For Dummies by Laura Dawn

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Chapter 11

Mindful Eating in Social Situations

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring skills for social situations

arrow Navigating mindful eating during the holidays

arrow 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.

The Challenge of Eating Mindfully in Social Situations

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 ...

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