Being mindful, paradoxically, is more likely when you are dieting or on a cleanse, as you pay more attention to how your body feels and the food you are eating than when you’re not on a diet. When dieting, you might notice you’re feeling jittery, hyped, hungry, or tired. You might notice the pre-packaged food is tasty or tasteless, salty or needs some, filling or not. You might notice how food smells more now and find you can’t eat it. You might notice how often you think to grab for a handful of something now that you are on a 3 meal a day plan. You notice the hunger.