THE MINDFULNESS DIET
The ‘Mindfulness Diet’ is not really a diet in the traditional sense.
When we practice the ‘Mindfulness Diet’ we are not restricted to certain foods. We only pay more attention to the food we are already eating and the way we are eating it.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying our daily eating experiences. In fact, mindful eating helps reduce stress. The issue is if eating has become one of the main ways we deal with our stress.
Mindfulness Meditation (especially) can both strengthen the activity of the left prefrontal cortex and reduce the activity in the right prefrontal cortex.
Both fun and social interaction impact the function of the brain. Enjoying pleasurable activities, doing something that seems to make time stand still, spending time with loved ones, pursuing meaning in its many forms, and celebrating accomplishments stimulate the activity in your left prefrontal cortex.
In a report on their findings the researchers said: ‘Most emotional eating is related to negative moods.
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The mindful diet will provide a new way of eating that is sustainable.
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G Ross Clark