By Victor Sierpina, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Previously published in the Galveston Daily News
The Okinawans are among the longest living people on earth with many living to over a hundred. They have a saying, hara no hachi bu: “eat until your stomach is four-fifths full.” This practice will contribute to good health. If you fill the other fifth, it will contribute to your doctor’s income.
In mindful eating, notice the signals our stomach is giving us as we think about eating, start to eat, and finish. Ignoring these signals or misinterpreting them can lead to overeating, eating too fast, or eating out of...