Yogi 1: When the mind is very tense, and I cannot continue to be aware, I’ll switch to loving kindness meditation.
Sayadaw: You can use whatever to calm down and then face the tension, not to avoid the object.
Yogi 2: The mind still continues to think about food and eating.
Sayadaw: Change to another object because the mind is still thinking about food (and cannot be aware).
Yogi 3: When mindfulness has no momentum, I use right reflection to encourage the mind to practice.
Sayadaw: You can use whatever knowledge to maintain the awareness.