A koan is a kind of question used as a training device in the Buddhist tradition, designed to help the aspirant attain a degree of clarity. I'm sure you've come across these zany questions before ("What's the sound of one hand clapping?" or "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?").
Here's an emotional eating koan for you to meditate on...
What is your mind full of when you feel empty?
Below is the previous eating koan that I posed:
Does food have a taste when it is eaten without awareness?
What do you think?
Pavel Somov, Ph.D., author of "Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time" (New Harbinger, 2008)