Here is a short YouTube video on mindful eating meditation presented by psychotherapist and yoga instructor Laurisa Dill from The Mindfulness Clinic:
The other blogs I have written on this topic area---see RELATED POSTS below---give more information on mindfulness and how to eat mindfully. Before you can change anything about yourself, you need knowledge about yourself---insight---and there is no better way to gain insight into yourself than to practise mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about paying attention---on purpose. It's all about conscious awareness---and being aware that you are aware. We are talking about a choiceless, non-judgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, images, bodily sensations, cravings, etc.
Now, if you are overweight, know this. You possess the power within you to make dieting happen---successfully. Like all things where change is required, you must really want that change---more than anything else! This is not a matter of will power but want power. There is a big difference. Forget about will power. You don't need it. But you must want the change---and be prepared to go to any length to get it. Even wanting to want the change has been described as 'a step Godward.'
You also need to know this---no matter what genetic or constitutional factors may be at work, you are today the direct result of hundreds and hundreds of decisions (choices) you have made for yourself in the past. Further, what you will be tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year will be determined by the decisions (choices) you are making for yourself right now. You may have come to detest the word 'diet,' but it represents the hope and the possibility---as well as the power---of change in action. And 'action' is the important thing. In the words of the great Unitarian minister and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Do the thing and you will have the power.'
Well, what is holding you back---other than your 'self'? Here's some more wisdom from the Bible---'your time is always ready' (Jn 7:6).
Resource: Timmerman, G M, and Brown, A. 'The Effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating Intervention on Weight Management in Women.' Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol 44, issue 1 (Jan/Feb 2012).
KNOW THYSELF! UNCHAIN THYSELF! RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW!