When I begin working with a client, I often hear some version of, “I just love food so much that it has power over me — that’s why I overeat.”
I used to have that same thought.
But there is good news. It’s a process called mindful eating and it can create substantial shifts in eating habits. For many, it begins working the very first time they try it.
Think about the last time you overate. Do you remember how each bite tasted? Did all of the bites of food taste the same, or different? How did the food smell? How did its texture feel in your mouth? How did the food feel in your body? What was your favorite part of it?
If it was truly all about the enjoyment of food, wouldn’t you remember many of these details? Wouldn’t you savor every single bite?
The truth is, most of us remember very little from the times we overeat.