Track a Mindful

For years we've been asked to track what we eat & how much we eat. Mindful Eating Tracker is about the how of your eating.  It is a place to share the mindfully-meaningful eating moments of your life.  Share a moment of eating presence: inspire and get inspired!  

[For other kinds of discussions (of mindfulness, compassion, identity, perfectionism, etc), please, go to Forum.]

Pavel

10 Clinical Skills to Overcome Overeating

Author: Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
Publisher: CMI Education Institute 2011
Length: 4 DVD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on DVD
Duration: 5 hours, 29 minutes
Item: ZNV041660

 

Price : $79.99

Food for Mind-n-Mouth

Reinventing the Meal

Daoist sage, Zhuangzi: “When things come to us from the outside, it is only for a while.  When they come we cannot hinder them; when they leave we cannot detain them.”  That’s certainly the case with food: life is metabolic input-output.  Have a grape, or a square of chocolate, and see how there is no holding on to food: it comes and goes.  Question is: what remains?


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After many months of ME practice I conclude that not only do my eating habits need a mindful overhaul but many other things I do could use a healthy dose of mindfulness - how/when I sleep (or not as the case may be), work, rest, exercise, shop...etc. Sometimes I think I have been much like a spoiled, self indulgent child about many things and mindfulness is a cure for that sort of thing. Mindfulness in any endeavor (eating included) helps you get to at least your chronological age!:)
April 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
leche evaporada in a shot glass
a change of setting upsets mind's expectations
April 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
lunch eaten with a group--but in silence---the sound of others crunching on bread making a symphony of sound--leafy salad--somehow tastes better when you observe the pattern the drops of olive oil make--a totally digest-able piece of art work....somehow the taste, smell, texture, comes alive---a new moment--one I can eat!
April 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeep
Sometimes with ME you have to have some fun too - so I went out to eat at a restaurant specializing in African cuisine. What fun! Then a few drinks and listening to the band play world music. All the while my ME kicks in and reminds me when I have eaten enough and had enough to drink. So now, after many days of practice, practice, practice (ME), I now have awareness, awareness, awareness - almost effortlessly.
April 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Great moment, Kaaren: naked food, naked taste.
April 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
eating raw vegetables without any dressing....mindful of really tasting the cauliflower, radish, etc
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren
Yesterday my roommate was annoying me with her statements about me wasting food. Her reference is to the fact that I frequently bring food home from a meal at a restaurant (typically eat about half or less of what is served) and put the rest in the refrig for later. Sometimes the food goes to waste because I travel so extensively for work and so I am not always in synch with what is going on at home. I guess I find that type of comment so completely annoying because this person has no idea whatsoever of how hard I have worked at mindful eating. Never mind that it is my food and my money at issue. Now at least I listen to my body when it is telling me I have had enough food (or anything else for that matter). Sometimes one is working hard to get where you need to be and somebody else in the environment is knocking you down for your efforts!

Pavel - thank you for your kind words. Yes - am making progress. I am grateful for the journey & opportunity for growth.
April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Arunas - enjoyed your post about tasting food as a baby. Very nice. Never thought about it that way.

Interesting - consistently find that when I share a meal with a friend I am the most mindless about my food. Need to focus on the enjoyment of the friend AND of the food...bring ME into this equation.
April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Mystery salad for lunch (lunch brought in by department and shared with other groups). Each bite is a clue to what I am eating. Mindfulness by mystery.
April 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterK.S.
Korean peninsula crisis in my mouth: kimchi-ouchy.
April 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Great work, Heidi and Arunas. Thanks for sharing your awareness.
March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Raw Brussel sprouts and dried Medjool dates on a date in my mouth: green and brown, crunchy clean and caramel-like viscosity. My mouth is once again a witness to gustatory strangeness.
March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
When I had perfect mindfullness (yes, Pavel - mindlesness) expirence ? When I truly tasted real taste ?
When I was new born baby - pure tasting, not thinking, not labeling. Being the tasting, being ONE with food and everything - no separation, disolving in eating expirience.
March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
Got this minijar with apricot- jam. Opened it, expected the sweet smell of apricot and got - surprise- the bitter orangey smell of marmelade. Noticed that my tastebuds where expecting something different to what was offered. Used my mind to adjust and loved it. Memory of old times and loved peoplel popped up in my mind. Breakfast surprise and unexpected visitors.
March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
Susan, just thought I'd say it: you seem to be doing great! Thanks for sharing your growth.
March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
mindful eating...diliberate...thoughtful...
March 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Have discovered just because I can afford anything on the menu does not mean I should have it! Takes awhile to realize some things depending on one's life experiences - mine was growing up poor! Heaven knows I ate much healthier (and was healthier) at that time than I do now - home grown, organic everything! Go figure!
March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Crazy - now that I have a better sense of mindful eating I find that with just about any restaurant meal I can make 3 meals out of the 1 meal. I now eat food +/- the size of my fist and take the rest home. Literally my body seems to be signalling when I have eaten enough and now I am listening so I just stop. Talk about a win/win. It's better for me, better for my poacket book, etc. Very nice!
March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Because of ME I realize that not everything is as it appears...who said 3 meals a day etc., is the only way to get sustenance? Why not 6 small meals a day? Why not eat only when you are hungry and skip eating 3 meals a day? Can a small cup of yogurt be a meal? Yes indeed - why not!!! ME causes one to rethink everything, question everything...
March 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
you say kum-a-to, i say kum-ah-to
let's call the whole thinking thing off
a mindful mind is an empty mind
you say mind-ful-ness, i say mind-less-ness
mindfulness means "less mind," not "more mind"
Less mind means more experience
March 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
chicken breast---oddly shaped like a moon--connected to the whole planet---mindful of the process from reproduction to slaughter to bodily release---one endless circle
March 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeep
Went to eat dinner at an Oriental restaurant - interesting experience in that I ordered something I typically enjoy - General Tso Tofu. Good grief - the waitperson brought out a heaping plate of it. Enough for 4 people literally. Never had this reaction before but I lost my appetite because it was obscenly excessive. I had a few bites and then packed it up. Still have no appetite!
March 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Very pleased with ME progress today. Dinner went so well. Am on the road as usual - had dinner @ an Italian Restaurant. For the first time I was aware of the whole meal as opposed to its individidual parts. I did not focus on how much I was doing without my favorite foods or just giving in and eating whatever pleased me. Ate half my pasta, 1 bread stick, 1 small Cesar salad with 1/2 the dressing provided. No wine, no dessert...I did not feel deprived. I was simply focusing on being mindful and seeing the food as neutral - neither good or bad - just there! Am trying to find my way to making all of this a lifestyle not a diet.
March 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Notice that after many months of ME practice that I very consistently stop eating when I should whereas before I would overeat and then ask myself why I just did that. Gratifying!
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Pavel - understand Thx for clarification & will proceed on that basis.
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
good ole pattern interruption to the rescue: ate a meal in my wife's glasses - blurry for the eyes, crystal clear for the mind - experience really came alive. crazy ole pattern interruption never fails to awaken the mind.
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
For discussion of mindful eating please go to "Mindful Eating On Your Mind?" (in Forum)
http://www.eatingthemoment.com/mind-to-mind/post/2085279?lastPage=true
thank you for your cooperation.
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Correct, Susan: Mindful Eating Tracker (as the name implies) is just a place to share/track your mindful eating episodes. If you review the last thousand or so comments you will see that there is very little, if any, discussion. This is not a discussion feature by design but a place to share (in passing) a mindful eating moment you are having. That's about it. See the clarifying text below:

"For years we've been asked to track what we eat & how much we eat. Mindful Eating Tracker is about the how of your eating. It is a place to share the mindfully-meaningful eating moments of your life. Share a moment of eating presence: inspire and get inspired!
[For other kinds of discussions (of mindfulness, compassion, identity, perfectionism, etc), please, go to Forum.]"
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Pavel - it seems that this site has changed a bit. Are you discouraging participants from getting into discussions even if it is about mindful eating?
March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Husk of the mind aside, I eat a tamale.
March 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Had comfort for breakfast this morning - vegetable lasagna. Happy AND sad to report that, yes indeed, it was totally comforting. I suppose it beats many other things that could provide comfort albeit temporary.
March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
March 5th - a date of sweetness.
A medjool date of sweetness, that is.
March 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
No problem, Susan.
I value your contributions to Mindful Eating Tracker.
Be well.
(same goes for you, Arunas, thanks for your regular sharing).
March 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
eating can be part of standing
standing can be part of eating
try eating and standing
or if you'd like you can
try standing and eating
March 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
In traditional japanese Zen monastery eating room is one of 3 "rooms of silence" it means - monks must eat in TOTAL SILENCE - ABSOLUTELY NO ANY SOUND ! Today I tryed eat and drink my morning coffe with no sound - it's too hard to me at his moment - mindfullnes guaranted. I think this is usefull trick to train.
March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
Pavel - sounds good. Perhaps another way to put it is this is a place for the experience of mindful eating, not commentary about mindful eating? Got it. Thx for explanation. Note: My last comment about mindfulness & eating was a comment and not meant to solicit comment.
March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Hi Susan: mindful eating tracker has a very simple point to it: to share your mindful eating experiences - just that. Unfortunately, even relevant discussion of mindful eating dilutes this basic focus. This page is not really intended as a discussion forum (when a year ago or so, you and Arunas started introducing a discussion element into this, I promptly set up a place on the site for you guys to discuss things - the Form page). Thank you for understanding and cooperation. I want to keep this page simple and easy: just a place to stop by and share mindful eating experiences... and get inspired by others' experiences. Discussions will have to take place elsewhere.

Be well.
March 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Hmm - Pavel - I think my last post moved elsewhere was about mindful eating. What did I miss????
March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Ahhh...the joyful, simple, perfect pleasure of eating a chilled orange...something I have enjoyed since childhood...something, maybe one of the few things that I have always eaten mindfully...paper towel, wash the orange, peel it, eat the white part of the rind, break the orange into segments, eat ever so slowly...savoring every bit of sweetness...eating slowly to make it last. Sometimes mindful eating like this has a sensual, hedonistic quality to it.
March 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
correction : Who talks ? Somebody
February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
this meal I like ....
this food I dislike ....
.... I want more .... enough ....

Who talks ? Someone.
February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
eating and food - just eating and food - nothing more, meal - just one of millions of fleeting sparkleds in CHANGLESS space
February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
eating to music
a curiously entraining experience
zoning out by zoning in
eating-and-listening is a totally different beast that eating-and-watching
a pattern-break is a pattern-break
whatever it takes to awaken the eating zombie
February 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Lemon water: memory in liquid form + a zing to the current moment
February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterK.S.
[comment moved to Forum http://eatingthemoment.squarespace.com/mind-to-mind/post/2053577?lastPage=true for general discussion]
[admin]
[note: please use current page for sharing mindful eating experiences only.
thank you.
admin]
February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.
Ahhh. Chamomile tea. Soothing. Enough said.
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Smell of frying cabbage: roasting sweetness.
February 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpavel
Half of fresh Habanero Red............
February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
Chili powder with honey and roasted sun flower seeds. Heat in the mounth - holding, don't drink or eat, heat decreases and then cold wave trough all the body, rush of endorhins..... and light smoky flavor in the mounth.. Nice adventure ... nice exercise to train understanding that no mater how sensations intensiv is they comes and goes.
January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArunas
Chocolate dipped Ritz crackers - who would have thought - I would not have. But had one and it was delicious! I suppose just about anything dipped in chocolate is going to be good.
January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan de L.

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