The Reality Check
- I have to think about what I'm putting in my mouth. I see what that next thing will be, and I can make a choice. It eliminates habit eating for me...I'll have another helping of chili...it was really good...but wait...do I need it? How many more calories will that add? Am I really hungry? Just asking the questions makes me mindful of the process of eating.
- I'm connected to a community of others, and they can see what I have eaten if they choose to look. Ah, crowd-sourcing guilt. Just the thought that eating that (non-Paleo) donut will show up in my food log and be seen by others connected to me is sometimes enough to discourage the less-than healthy choice.