Mindful eating read Mindful habits make eating and dietary habits sustainable. Take 3 breaths, slow down, Ask yourself why do I want to eat? (hungers, stress, boredom) If hungry then snack but choose mindfully. Consider what is calling you. Often we are feeding primary need and not a hunger need. Pay attention to your primary foods (relationships, work, spirituality, home, etc) Use your outer wisdom to know how much to eat ( 100 cal per hour before meal can stave off hunger.) Use inner wisdom to savor the food, eat slowly, do nothing else, pay attention to the food. Be flexible try other techniques.Restrictive diet plans are not the way to good nutrition. How do you eat? Are you using the TV, phone, FB, reading newspaper, or watching a movie? Sip water before eating or making food choices. Cook with love focused intention when preparing the meal, gratitude to be able to nourish yourself and your family. Try no distractions during your lunch time. Notice how the food tastes, feels, how you feel.