Mindful Eating is a bit of a ‘hot topic’ at the moment, it’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, but not many people actually know what it means. So, let’s have a bit of a look into it all!
WHAT IS IT?
Mindful Eating is simply a practice that will help you regain control over your eating habits. In the modern world, we’re all too busy rushing from one thing to the next, we often just gulp down whatever we can find OR we stand at the pantry aimlessly picking away, until we feel somewhat-sort-of-full, but we probably can’t even recall what we ate? Weird isn’t eat. Eating has become SUCH a mindless habit, let’s get back in control.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Mindful Eating has been found to promote weight loss, restore a positive mental health & helps increase awareness around your intake and hunger cues.
Fundamentally, mindful eating involves:
Eating slowly and without distraction
Listening to physical hunger cues and eating only until you’re full
Distinguishing between true hunger and non-hunger triggers for eating
Engaging all your senses by noticing colors, smells, sounds, textures, and flavors
Learning to cope with guilt and anxiety about food
Eating to maintain overall health and well-being
Noticing the effects food has on your emotions
HOW CAN WE DO IT?
Let me preface this by saying, it’s not at all hard. Sometimes, we can get scared of the unknown and put things into the too hard basket, but let’s not do that. I’ve got a simple FREE 5 step guide for you to download, just click on the link below.
To give you a bit of a taste, here are some simple strategies to get the ball rolling;
, there are many simple ways to get started, some of which can have powerful benefits on their own:
Eat don’t rush your meals & chew thoroughly.
Focus on how the food makes you feel.
Stop eating when you’re full.
Rate your hunger before & after
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Yeah you do! CLICK below to download your free 5 step guide to Mindful Eating.