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How to Be Mindful About Every Mouthful

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Do you ever take time to really appreciate the food you're eating? Doing so can actually help you lose weight.
Air Date: 6/18/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Pam Peeke, MD
Pam Peeke Dr. Pam Peeke is an internationally renowned physician and expert in nutrition and fitness, acclaimed TED speaker, chief lifestyle expert for WebMD, New York Times bestselling author, Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.

Known as the "doc who walks the talk," Dr. Peeke is a triathlete, Senior Olympian and member of the National Senior Games Foundation.
  • Book Title: The Hunger Fix
How to Be Mindful About Every Mouthful
Having such a chaotic schedule while trying to balance your home life with work and other activities can have a negative effect on your eating. Most of the time you're rushed, forcing you to make something quick that you can scarf down before your next task.

Whatever happened to mindful eating? Do you even remember the last time you really took time to appreciate the food you were eating?

Mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment in time. Mindful eating allows you to slow down, really chew your food and taste every bite. This also allows you to be conscious of how much you're eating; paying attention to your body when it says, "I'm full."

It's easy to become swamped in the madness; as a woman you are naturally caring for everyone that surrounds you. However, making sure to check in with yourself every day (even multiple times a day) can help you stay focused on treating your body right.

What is one quick way to "check in"?

Behind your forehead is the pre-frontal cortex of your brain. By tapping your forehead with your index finger, you can help reduce your chances of eating impulsively.

Pam Peeke, MD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss why it's important to be mindful while eating and ways you can be present and aware while eating throughout your day.