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  • Eating out of Habit or with Intent?

    Posted by Michelle Goldner on 27/03/2023 at 22:49

    Mindfulness when eating involves being fully present and aware during the process of eating, including the tastes, textures, and sensations of the food, as well as the feelings and thoughts that arise. It can be a powerful tool for improving one’s relationship with food and promoting healthier eating habits.

    Here are some tips for practicing mindfulness when eating:

    Slow down: Take the time to chew your food slowly and savour each bite. This not only helps with digestion but also allows you to fully appreciate the flavours and textures of your food.

    Focus on your senses: Pay attention to the sights, smells, tastes, and textures of your food. Notice how each bite feels in your mouth and how it makes you feel physically and emotionally.

    Avoid distractions: Try to eat without any distractions, such as TV, phone, or computer. This helps you to stay present and focused on your food.

    Express gratitude: Before eating, express gratitude for your food and the people who grew, harvested, and prepared it.

    Listen to your body: Tune into your body’s signals of hunger and fullness. Stop eating when you feel satisfied, rather than when your plate is empty.

    By practicing mindfulness when eating, you can cultivate a more positive and balanced relationship with food and nourish your body and mind in a more mindful way.

    Ladies share your mindfulness tips and techniques; any questions are welcome!

    How do you practice mindfulness when eating? Was it easy for you to master, or is it still a foreign concept? Let’s connect!

    • This discussion was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by  Jestine Enslin.
    Julie Correa replied 7 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Julie Correa

    Member
    10/10/2023 at 10:11

    This is something I need to work on. I am so used to eating in the office in front of a computer. Granted, I do pack a healthy lunch, mostly keto and leafy greens, but the habit of not stopping to eat is still there…

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