Simply put, mindful eating is learning to pay attention, and you will start to notice your thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
Fundamentally, mindful eating involves:
Do you sometimes mindlessly eat past ypur [full] mark? Eat slowly and without distraction. Let your body catch up to your brain, + listen to your body’s signals, and eat only until you are full. Some ideas to slow down can include following many of your grandmother’s manners, like sitting down to eat, chewing each bite fully, setting your fork down between bites etc.
Start to ask yourself why you feel like eating, and what emotions or needs might be triggering the eating. Ask yourself how full you are before, during, and after eating.
Try to distinguish between actual hunger and non-hunger triggers.
Is what you’re eating healthy or emotionally comforting?
How does it make you feel when you taste it? How do you feel throughout the day?
Engage your senses by noticing colors, smells, sounds, textures and tastes.
Appreciate your food. – Think about where the food came from, who might have grown it, how much it might have suffered before it was killed, whether it was grown organically, how much it was processed, how much it was fried or overcooked, etc.
These things allow you to replace automatic thoughts and reactions with more conscious, healthier responses. Listen to your[cell]F.
Source: Adda Bjarnadottir, MS, @zenhabitats
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