You’ve tried every diet on the planet, and you’re fed up. You realize that dieting is no longer a viable option, not only because it has failed you, but because you’re on a path to body positivity and making health a priority over weight—but you’ve probably been perplexed about what the next step might be. You know in your heart of hearts what you don’t want to do, and you can’t continue life with your disconnected eating habits. What do you do?
If your child has a problem with overeating or binge eating, you have likely experienced a lot of frustration and concern. Here are some tips and tools to help you navigate these sensitive topics and work together on them as a family. They work for parents as well!
Contrary to what you might think, mindful eating isn’t tedious and boring. It’s fun, flavorful, and restores our relationship with our food. This video from the Newsy crew with Dr. Lynn Rossy covers the BASICS of mindful eating, which are:
B – Belly Check and Breath for hunger signals before you eat
A – Assess Your Food to determine what it is that you are about to eat