NEDA Week Activity: Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful eating practices are effective in eliminating binge eating and helping one build a healthy relationship with food. By noticing and appreciating the flavors, textures, colors, aromas and anticipation of that next bite the experience of eating can become a pleasurable one — free of guilt and shame. Start small- challenge yourself to start each meal today by taking your first bite mindfully and gradually build this practice over time!

Read more about mindful eating as “food for thought.”

Contributed by Dr. Laura Bumberry, clinical psychologist at Webster Wellness Professionals, outpatient clinic to McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Programs