Integrating Mindfulness Into Eating Behaviors

Meredith D. Sorensen, Katherine R. Arlinghaus, Tracey A. Ledoux, Craig A. Johnston

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Food choices and eating behaviors are influenced by a wide variety of factors. However, traditional dietary advice primarily addresses health-related reasons for eating. Lifestyle medicine outcomes may be improved by helping individuals become more aware of why they eat and support individuals to increase their skills in reconciling eating for health and nonhealth purposes. Intuitive eating aims to increase individuals’ awareness of why, what, and how much they eat through mindfulness. This framework and concepts such as flexible restraint can be used to teach individuals skills that may help them improve psychological well-being and manage their weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • flexible restraint
  • food choice
  • intuitive eating
  • mindfulness

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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