Many, many of our daily activities influence our eating and one that has a huge impact is our obsession with technology and the endless urge to consume more and more. Information, bad news, status updates - you name it, we’re hooked. Lifehacker has some excellent tips on Creating an Information Diet that works. Particularly useful are the tips in being more intentional about what we want from our time online, and noticing how the information we consume makes us feel
"Vegetables may make you feel light, whereas a heavy beef roast may put you into a food coma. A cup of coffee may wake you up. A glass of wine may relax you. Much like food and drink, the information and media we consume affects the way that we feel after we consume it."
Jean Kristeller, creator of the wonderful MB-EAT programme has a mindful eating technique to use when you want to have a snack. Snacking can be a helpful strategy for managing our eating across the day, and Jean’s way acknowledges this by combining our inner wisdom (what is really calling to us right now?), with outer wisdom (how much is the right amount for us at this point in our day?). It is an article that first appeared in the worlds first mindfulness magazine, Mindful.