I’m a big fan of mindful eating, especially when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.
Lots of my clients have tried many diets over the years and have found them all to be unsuccessful - mostly because they haven’t been addressing the reasons why certain eating habits develop, particularly with regards to overeating.
We often eat to satisfy something our mind wants, rather than through actual hunger, and this is dictated by our emotions. If you can change your emotional connection to food, it gives you much more control over how you eat and is a lot easier to sustain compared to a diet. It can help you to choose your response to a ‘hunger’ trigger rather than the default choice being to eat (and often the wrong type of foods too!).