According to Harvard Medical School, mindful eating may be useful in the treatment of eating disorders:
“A small yet growing body of research,” reports HealthBeat, the school’s blog, “suggests that a slower, more thoughtful way of eating could help with weight problems and maybe steer some people away from unhealthy choices.”
One example: Duke University gave mindfulness training to 150 binge eaters. Not only did the practice reduce their binge eating and depression, it actually led to an increase in their enjoyment of food.
Read the full HealthBeat post here.
And for lots more on the positive connections to be made between mindfulness and food, visit Mindful.org’s special Food and Cooking page.