Overeating and the associated detrimental health effects may be the result of how you approach your mealtime. When it comes to eating, many people approach meals and food with anxiety. For example, many people let the stress and the rapid pace of the day carry over into meals. The result is rapidly and often mindlessly consuming food then searching for more food in an attempt to increase satisfaction. Mindful eating, which is being fully present and aware during your eating time, is an effective tool to regain control and increase enjoyment. Common practices that increase mindfulness before meals include praying, meditation and active awareness. During this podcast, I discuss how overeating is often the result of mealtime anxiety and not being fully aware. I also introduce awareness building practices, such as prayer and meditation.