We’re told again and again that “diets don’t work.”
So what are we supposed to do?
Many people are turning to mindfulness – noticing the here and now without judgment – in hopes of breaking bad eating habits.
“It’s about creating a new lasting relationship with your eating. It’s not deciding I’m going to change what I eat in some rigid way and then stay with that till I lose 30 pounds,” says Jean Kristeller, a professor emerita at Indiana State University and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Eating, who has for decades studied meditation-based treatments for eating...