“However, in the long term, self-control often falters, and automatic eating habits can return. Automatic eating habits include eating too fast, mindlessly eating past the point of fullness, eating out of boredom, or eating in response to emotional triggers."
“Some people have lost the ability to feel full, while others never notice hunger. For some people, automatic eating includes eating because of emotional triggers where they experience periods of out of control eating.
“Believe it or not, we can get back in touch with our own body and emotions, changing the way we eat.
“This means we can blend sensible eating – eating for nourishment – yet still enjoy and celebrate the things that make our taste buds sing. The zing of a good cheese is an example, or a slice of decadent cake.
“Mindful eating is all about optimising the eating experience, cultivating your inner gourmet, and savouring your food in the moment. It also includes having an awareness of your unique taste preferences as well as your body’s hunger and fullness cues.”