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A Step by Step Guide to a Mindful Eating Experience

Anna Frinzi

Do you feel as if you grab food without thinking? Have you heard of the phrase “mindful eating” but you are not sure what it means or how you can incorporate it into your own routine? Here at Noom, we love mindful eating and its emotional, physical, and mental benefits. What is mindful eating you ask? Mindful eating is being aware of how you eat and paying attention so that you consume just enough to be satisfied. We will guide you through the process step by step, or rather, bite by bite. Grab a food you thoroughly enjoy that you can hold in your hand-ideally one that you know is good for your health, and let’s begin!

Start off by sitting in a comfortable and alert position with your eyes open. Take a moment to first monitor your hunger. On a scale of 1-7, with 7 being uncomfortably full and 1 being horribly hangry, how hungry are you in this moment? Are you choosing to eat because of physical hunger or emotional hunger? Take a look at this graphic to evaluate where your hunger lies:

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