This exercise is typically done with a raisin, but can also be done with a orange or a piece of chocolate. Mindful eating can help you break away from the doing mindset or living on autopilot and shift you towards a being mindset, which allows you to be aware in the present moment. This exercise not only helps expand your mindfulness, but can also help with weight management by allowing you to identify emotions and feelings you may be experiencing other than hunger. Identifying these can allow you to opt for another response to those emotions. Eating mindfully also helps you eat slower and allows the brain catch up with the stomach to recognize when you are full.
Duke Integrative Medicine. Mindful Eating Exercise.