It sounds like a good thing, but exactly what is mindful eating? Simply put, it is being in full awareness mode when choosing, preparing, serving, and eating your food.
Mindless eating is what we do when eating unconsciously. We can be so unaware that we don't fully appreciate the look, smell, texture or taste of the food we’re eating. This is most obvious when multitasking, such as eating while driving, reading, watching TV, texting or working, and so on.
Quite the opposite, mindful eating is the ability to bring your attention fully and directly to the experience of food choice, preparation, serving, and consuming; it is becoming conscious of all sensations as well as thoughts and feelings about food and eating, including the awareness of hunger and satiety.