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The CAMP System
The CAMP System
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Mindful Eating
Coming into
Balance and Harmony
With Food
The second path to personal power over food is Mindful Eating.

Mindfulness is simply the moment-by-moment awareness of life. But it’s not always so simple. We so easily get caught up in our own thoughts and self-talk that we are scarcely aware of life as it passes us by. This is very true of our eating. We eat meal after meal, snack after snack, barely aware of what we’re eating and how much we’re consuming.

CAMP Basics
Mindfulness is a return to paying attention to life. When we pay attention to our food---really pay attention---we begin to notice all sorts of wonderful aspects of the food, and we become aware of how much we’re putting into our bodies.

At the core of mindful eating is the Basic Mindful Bite---a technique that is your starting point for mindfulness with food.

Types of Mindful Eating

With the Basic Mindful Bite as your fundamental technique, you can approach mindful eating in four ways:

  • Arriving at food
  • Awakening to the Food
  • Tuning In to the body
  • Service with food. 

To learn the
Basic Mindful Bite, click here.
Arriving at Food - We realize that we are in the presence of food, and that we have careful work ahead. Before each meal or snack, we take a moment and simply notice the food and consider it.
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Awakening to the Food - We notice every aspect of the food itself before, during and after eating it.
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Tuning In to the Body - We pay attention to our own bodies as we eat. We notice the movement of muscles, limbs, fingers, lips, teeth and tongue. We tune in to our level of hunger. We're in touch with need for food and we know when to stop eating.
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Service with Food - We extend our mindfulness to any function in the service of food. This includes such activities as setting the table, clearing the table, washing dishes, putting away dishes, shopping for food and preparing the food. All are done with attention and wakefulness.
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