I’m not sure about calling it “mindful eating”, because I find the use of the word mindful improper for most things that aren’t spiritual. Spirituality is a totally different topic to me from food and eating. If you’re getting spiritual about your eating habits then perhaps you need to back away from the plate.
Research suggests, however, that restrictive dieting can lead to a higher body mass index (BMI) over time and a greater future likelihood of being overweight. There is also evidence suggesting food restriction can lead to a preoccupation with food, guilt about eating, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, and stress. So, if diets don’t always help you lose weight and could contribute to psychological problems, what other solutions are there? Recently, there has been an increasing focus on the concept of “intuitive eating.”inverse.com
Intuitive eating was popularized by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, who published a book on the subject and developed a website dedicated to the topic.
The goal of eating intuitively is to listen to your body and allow it to guide you about when and how much to eat, rather than being influenced by your environment, emotions, or the rules prescribed by diets. The concept is similar to mindful eating, and the terms are often used interchangeably.