The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. Eating awareness is more or less refers to mindful eating. This is dedicating special attention to an individual?s thoughts, feelings and behaviors as pertains to eating. Mindful eating tends to gear away from a dietary approach in terms of losing weight. In dieting, restrictions are put on amount and type of foods that are allowed. Most people; however, are not able to adhere to the strict diet guidelines. This results in indulgence of the prohibited foods. This places a person on an oscillator swaying from dieting to indulgence interspersed with feelings of guilt and shame. Mindful eating is not similar to following a diet. It is giving food and eating one?s full attention, which allows the person to attain optimal enjoyment without eating in excess. It makes it possible for a person to experience the difference between physical satisfaction and fullness.