Author: Diana Gordon, Psy.D.
In part 1 of this blog post, we explored how the psychologists at SFBayCBT work with overeating and binge eating using an intuitive and mindful eating approach. In this post, we will talk more about concrete strategies you can use to help increase your mindfulness around food. These are techniques that you can try yourself at home to see whether mindful eating strategies are helpful for you.
Why should you try mindful eating?
Mindful eating can be a great strategy for helping you feel more in control around food. If you have concerns about bingeing or overeating, mindful eating can help you get back in touch with your body and enjoy your food more. This can help you feel more confident in your food choices and develop a healthier relationship with food. If you’re ready to try out mindful eating, read on for some strategies to help you get started. Each of these strategies will give you an opportunity to experiment with eating intuitively and mindfully.
If you’d like to learn more about how we work with overeating and binge eating, or if you’d like guidance about how to implement mindful eating in your life, feel free to contact us for a complimentary phone consultation.
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.