Laboratory research on regulation of eating shows that individuals with eating problems are generally less aware of experiences of hunger and satiety cues, including taste-specific satiety and feelings of fullness. Kristeller and Quillian-Wolever have developed mindfulness exercises to heighten people's awareness of such cues--and to keep their minds focused on the current moment of eating, and nothing else. They find that these experiences are very powerful, with individuals frequently noticing changes within a few days of applying them to their eating experiences."

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