Practicing mindfulness and mindful eating is a rewarding and ongoing process. If you are looking for deeper information on these topics here are some resources:
The Center for Mindful Eating has a directory of local mindful eating programs and educators. Go here to find your local teacher or support network.
The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has online and local resources for mindfulness-based programs.
How to Meditate on the New York Times website has clear, basic meditation instructions, follow-along audios for various meditations and mindfulness exercises, and multiple linked articles. Meditation supports mindful awareness in daily life.
Mindful.org and Mindful magazine have a rich assortment of articles and resources. They are dedicated to inspiring and guiding anyone who is interested in exploring mindfulness and applying to relationships, health and work.
A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit is a TED talk by Dr. Judson Brewer who succinctly explains how our brains form habits and how mindfulness can help us change behavior.
(app) Eat Right Now is Dr. Brewer’s daily app-based program based on mindfulness and backed by science. It will help you rewire your brain to identify stress and emotional eating patterns, reduce cravings, and build sustainable, healthy habits.
(book) Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Kabat-Zinn, Jon. If you are new to mindfulness, Kabat-Zinn’s multiple books provide a great introduction. He is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.
(book) Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. Wansink, Brian. Professor Wansink is director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. You will be inspired by his surprising findings of how and why we make unconscious food decisions. Read his books to find practical ideas for supporting the behavior you intend.
(book) Mind to Mouth: A Busy Chick’s Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments. Sears, Heather. This award-winning book was written by Kinsho’s founder. It share candid insights and practical integration of mindful moments across food-related experiences like shopping, cooking and eating.