By Janet Helm
Updated: January 30, 2017

Have you been working on becoming a more mindful eater?  Nearly 90% of our Cooking Light community said they were trying to be more mindful (6% wasn’t sure what that even meant).  So what does mindful eating really mean? 

We asked our readers to tell us the changes they were making to be more mindful.  Here’s what they said:

I also talked to some of the country’s leading experts on mindful eating for the 12 Healthy Habits book and here’s a sneak peek at some of their advice:

Michelle May, MD, Author, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
Founder of AmIHungry.com

Linda Bacon, PhD, Author, Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD,  Nutrition Therapist, Co-Author, Intuitive Eating

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, Blogger, A Weight Lifted

Martha Beck, PhD, Life Coach, Author, The Four-Day Win: End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner Peace

Tell us the ways you’re becoming a more mindful eater?  What changes have you been working on, and what successes have you had?