Mindful Eating

What is Mindfulness?
  • Paying attention on purpose in and to the present moment without making judgments
  • Is a state of ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’
  • A stepping back from automatic behaviors and though patterns
What Mindfulness is not…
  • Focusing on the past or the future
  • Worrying about making a work or academic deadline
  • Being on “auto pilot”
What is Mindful Eating?
  • Thinking about how this food made it to your plate or to your hand
  • Experiencing your food sensationally
  • Smelling the smells, feeling the textures in your hands and your mouth


What Mindful Eating is not…
  • Worrying if you ate too much fat/carbs/”bad” food
  • Standing while eating
  • Eating while driving
  • Not tasting your food
  • Watching TV and eating
Benefits of Mindful Eating and Mindfulness
  • Eating an amount that is ‘just enough’ for your body type/height
  • Learning to listen to your body and knowing when you are full
  • Eating less if you tend to overeat
  • Eating more if you tend to undereat
  • Learning how to loose weight is fairly easy, maintaining a sustainable lifestyle of healthy eating is increased through the practice of mindfulness.


Denise runs an ongoing group focusing on the practice of mindful eating. In this group, members discuss mindfulness and how it can overlap with food and food behaviours. If you would like more information on groups and workshops, please click here.


Denise Renye, M.Ed, M.A., PsyD ~ Licensed Psychologist  PSY28096 

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