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Mindful Eating Strategies: Shift Out of Autopilot - Duke trained integrative health coach service
It's easy to zone out when you're eating, especially if you're eating food for stimulation or comfort. Just the anticipation of eating alone triggers a surge of dopamine to the prefrontal cortex, which amplifies the expected pleasure of the pending experience. That's not necessarily a bad thing. We all want to enjoy our meals. But the problem lies in the way autopilot eating deeply distracts you from other choices which are essential to improving and and protecting your health.