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Mindful Eating For Dummies by Laura Dawn

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Chapter 12

Overcoming Obstacles to Mindful Eating

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring and working with strong cravings

arrow Discovering how to navigate a mindless eating slip-up

arrow Incorporating mindful eating into busy schedules

Developing mindfulness skills – like acquiring any new skill – takes time. On this journey you can expect road bumps and obstacles along the way. Just as when you’re confronted with any obstacle in life, if you choose, these situations can provide ample learning opportunities. You can use these challenging times to deepen your understanding of your relationship with food and discover how to navigate your path with even more attentive precision.

wisewords_fmt.eps As the famous saying goes: ‘It’s not how many times you fall down but how many times you get back up that counts.’

Working with Cravings

Sudden cravings and the seemingly unbearable desire to give in to temptation are undoubtedly some of the main obstacles that throw even the well-versed mindful eater off course. If you’ve ever experienced a strong craving for a particular food, you surely know what I’m talking about.

Cravings are ...

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