To Chew or Eschew

What is food addiction, and how can it be treated? Mindful eating is being discussed as a helpful approach to treatment.

An article by dietician Jennifer Sygo explains that there are two categories of approaches to treating food addiction—those that help you avoid triggers and those that help you develop a healthy relationship with your food. Sygo compares one approach from each camp i.e. avoiding "trigger foods" and mindful eating.

In the end, it seems that mindful eating comes out on top.

Read the full article: "Abstinence versus mindful eating:Changing the brain's appetite wiring, one raisin at a time"

For further reading on mindful eating:

Mouthfuls of Mindfulness
Whether you overeat, undereat, or just feel conflicted about how you eat, mindfulness practice, says physician Jan Chozen Bays, can help you rediscover a healthy and joyful relationship with food.
 
Food Values
Celebrated chef Alice Waters talks about our food choices, making changes, what it takes to be a good cook.

Bread Work
Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Poisonwood Bible talks about her captivation with the life cycle of vegetables, and explains the odd nature of our North American diet.

 

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