Maybe you have an idea that mindful eating might be for you but you're still not sure what mindfulness actually is? We have gathered together our favourite introductions so that you can get a taste of what mindfulness and mindful eating is all about.
There are articles, meditations, videos and a quiz so however you like to learn hopefully there will be something here for you.
Hear Jean Kristeller talk about her Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training approach (MB-EAT)
Jean Kristeller is a renowned expert in mindful eating and has influenced our work massively through her training for professionals. Jean can explain mindful eating in that concise but meaningful way that only people who have been making sense of a subject in their own head for many years are able to do. Watch this short video:
Read 'Mindful Eating as Food for Thought'
A great introduction to Mindul Eating from the New York Times in February 2012 discussing the place of mindful eating in modern life, its buddhist roots and some basic principles
The Chocolate Meditation
Throw yourself in and actually try eating mindfully with Mark William's and Danny Penman's chocolate meditation. All you need is some chocolate and to put some time aside to just eat.
Find out if you are a mindful or mindless eater
Download Jean Fain's fun mindful eating quiz in PDF and find out how mindful you are around food right now
Listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn talk mindfulness at Google
This is a long clip, just over an hour, but the perfect introduction to mindfulness