Mindful Eating with ADD
February 19, 2010 5:34 PM Subscribe
Mindful Eating: I know how to eat out
alone. How do I eat in
posted by Tall Telephone Pea to food & drink (28 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working hard to establish a healthier relationship with food. I used to binge eat, always ate until I was full (sometimes painfully), ate when I was bored, tired, stressed, happy, etc. I've been dealing with these issues for years, and for the first time I'm making major progress. My food philosophy is to eat slowly, enjoy my food, eat only when I'm hungry, and stop at 80% fullness.
However, I have one habit that I'm finding hard to kick--I love eating dinner in front of the tv. I find it relaxing. However, it also leads me to not notice what I'm eating so I inevitably overeat. So, I follow common advice and sit down for meals at my dinner table. Problem is, I live alone, and eating by myself without distractions leaves me antsy and bored--I rush the meal because I want to do something fun. I've tried reading and eating, but this also distracts me and leads to overeating.
How can I make eating alone a less boring experience without drawing too much attention from what I'm eating?
(I should note that I cook for myself and I really like what I cook, so it's not the food that's the issue.)