"When we slow down, we can savor the moment. For those seeking weight loss and help with weight management, eating slowly can delay us from clearing our plates," says health coach Isadora Baum. "As we check in with our bodies to see how hungry we feel, we often find that satiation is reached before completing our meal."
That can be a problem for busy people, especially when there are phones to check and shows to stream. Forgetting to take the time to eat mindfully can cause the pounds to pile on, mostly because you aren't looking.
How to start eating mindfully when there's never enough time
"The life of a working professional can be hectic and stressful, and the thought of taking a lunch break, well, that's probably not even a consideration. You can practice mindful eating in small steps," advises Felton. She encourages taking lunch away from the office, and putting your phone away while you're at it.