NEW SUPPORT FOR MINDFUL EATING

Once again the Health and Science sections from the New York Times offer scientific support for a spiritual practice–mindfulness.

As I have described in previous postings (sorry cut & paste doesn't work on this computer) eating while paying attention to the actual process and not attempting to multitask leads to fewer calories consumed, recognition of satiety and more enjoyment of the experience.

The article by Nicholas Bakalar from January 4th adds an interesting twist. It has to do with memory and even influences snacking at a later time.

It seems that memory of eating contributes to satiety even later in the day.

It is worth taking notice in our own behavior.  If we nibble/nosh "mindlessly" we often forget that we did so.

So pay attention when we eat (I hope I do).

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