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LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,800
7/24/16 12:23 A

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We went to the mountains. Our friend roasted an entire pig to share with all sorts of food. I did better than last year. I had a plate and a half of food and ice cream. It was almost 100 degrees today. Last year I stuffed myself.

Tomorrow, I'm going for lunch. I'll have some good foods, but usually only eat one or two meals, depending on what happened.

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7/22/16 3:21 P

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I wish I had read this yesterday. I went on an all-out binge. But it will help today as I get back on track! thank you for posting this! Blessings.

LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,800
7/22/16 12:54 A

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That is insightful.

I noticed lately, when I go to a particular group, they serve so many carbs. So, if I ate several servings all this... I ended up with itching, and attracting a low grade infection. .

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7/20/16 7:19 P

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This is something that I really need to connect with. I eat to fast just to get done with eating. I also know that I eat to fast because I don't eat enough food because I am to busy and when I remember to eat I'm usually starved.

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7/20/16 5:24 P

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“When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right?

But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there.

This is kind of like the flip side of getting so busy that you “forget” to eat. (Fortunately, you can’t forget to breathe!)

Enter “mindful eating.” It may sound a little out-there, but it boils down to paying attention — and it has the power to benefit your health in important ways.

In a recent study, two groups of overweight people followed identical diet and exercise regimens, but one group also practiced mindfulness meditation, learning to develop awareness of their sensations, thoughts, and emotions during meals.
The mindful group saw improvements in their weight and also in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
The other group? Not so much.

Throughout the day, and especially while you’re eating, take a minute, slow down, and tune in to your body and mind. Before you eat, ask yourself, “Am I hungry?” During a meal or snack, ask yourself, “Have I had enough?” Try to tune in to how it feels to be half full or nearly full. Asking yourself simple questions like these, and responding accordingly, can help to untangle unhelpful patterns and build better ones.
With each bite, pay attention to the texture, scent and flavor of your food. Enjoy a newfound appreciation for both your meal and the satisfaction that comes with mindful eating.

original source: Cleveland Clinic Wellness, 1950 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

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