Do you eat when you are hungry, and stop when you are full? It may be tempting to gloss over this “easy” question with an “easy” answer. But with 60% of Americans who struggle with being overweight or obese, and 11 million Americans who suffer from an eating disorder, it may just be that we have more to learn about our own relationship with food and our body than first meets the eye.
Mindful eating: is about being aware of why you are eating. Are you hungry? Are you tired? Are you bored? It’s about learning HOW and WHY you eat, and less about WHAT you eat. When you are so closely in touch with what is going on inside, you know the exact moment you are satisfied rather than stuffed or starving. To understand the why, what, when and how we eat, we have to be compassionate and nonjudgmental. This allows us to take a closer look at our behavior, whether we are Mindless Dieter, a Mindless Overeater, Mindless Undereater, Mindless Chaotic Eater…or a Mindful Eater!
Instructions: Below you will find a series of Assessments. Place a check mark next to each statement that describes your eating patterns and behaviors. When you have answered all of the questions, enter your name and email address to receive your confidential Mindful Eating Assessment report
(Assessment adapted from: Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful. By Dr. Susan Albers)
(interactive form to come)
Download the Mindful Eating Assessment in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.