Mindless Eating: Wrecking Your Health?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Eating in front of the TV, at your desk or with other distractions may be ruining your health.
Air Date: 9/25/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Jennifer Mielke, holistic health coach
Jennifer Mielke is a Holistic Health Coach focused on empowering patients to take ownership of their overall well-being. By helping them make sustainable dietary changes and bring awareness to their habitual eating patterns, and encouraging them to find balance in their outlook, she has had the privilege of supporting countless people as they make profound shifts in their health.

Jennifer is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a certified yoga teacher. Through years of study and practice, she has become a firm believer that we all have the innate ability to know what works for our own body. Instead of directing clients with standard lists of 'should-do's' Jennifer seeks to act as a partner; sharing information and guidance, but ultimately allowing clients to rekindle trust in their own knowledge of what makes them feel best.
    Mindless Eating: Wrecking Your Health?
    Do you often eat while sitting in front of the TV, working at your desk or with various other distractions?

    The answer for most people is a big fat YES.

    This type of eating is classified as mindless eating. You are too busy focused on other things, that you may not notice how much you're taking in.

    The opposite, of course, is mindful eating. Mindful eating is about truly experiencing food without other distractions or rushing through your meal in this fast-paced world.

    In this segment of Naturally Savvy, holistic health coach, Jennifer Mielke, explains why mindful eating is much healthier for you than mindless eating.