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Mindful eating for the holidays

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Janet Taylor shares how to mindfully eat during the holidays so that you don't overeat.

Why we overeat during the holidays

  • Emotional Eating: using food to numb our feelings
  • Food Fretting: having continual negative thoughts about our eating habits
  • Task Snacking: eating while doing other activities
  • Social Stimulus: eating with others instead of eating alone


Mindful eating tips

•One treat: Pick a helping of your favorite food and eat that first
•Savor: Be aware of exactly how it feels and tastes to eat each bite
•One bite at a time: Don't put another bite in your mouth until you swallow the bite you are chewing
•Mid-meal breaks: Stop mid-meal and step away from the table

Special Mindful Eating workshop: 10 am - Noon, Saturday, December 13, Unity Temple
•10 am - Noon, Saturday, December 13, Unity Temple
•Cost: $15
•Each attendee gets a free copy of the book, Meditation for Non-Meditators by Janet Nima Taylor

•30-minute meditations at 12:10 pm and 5:30 pm on the Plaza every day, 365 days a year
•Welcome House for sober living and Gilda's Club for cancer patients and caregivers.
FREE downloadable meditations and other resources are available at