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Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

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...

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