On Nutrition: Mindful eating

Happy Monday! If you did not see my latest On Nutrition column in yesterday’s Seattle Times, “Make your holiday bites count with mindful eating,” be sure to check it out.
I’m a wholehearted fan of the practice of mindful eating for it’s ability to help us both eat healthier and enjoy our food more (as I discuss in my column). Mindful eating isn’t a skill that you acquire simply by deciding to eat mindfully (poof!), you do have to work at it. However, the results are worth it.
To that end, tomorrow I’ll post some fantastic mindful eating resources. On Wednesday, I’ll talk about mindful eating vs. dieting (i.e., they both take work, so which one is better?). On Thursday, I’ll review a book on mindful eating, Health at Every Size and motivational interviewing that’s actually geared for the nutrition or health professional. So stay tuned!