Are you Mindful of what you Eat?

As a mum who struggles with time, life regularly consisted of eating on the go; standing up, in the car….you name it I ate there except for the right place, which is eating sitting down at the table. In hindsight I truly believe this has had an impact on my weight and never really thought about it until I read an article on Mindful Eating.

In summary, Mindful Eating is simply being mindful of what you eat and whilst I don’t have the time to thank the world for each grain I eat but I am starting to incorporate, albeit slowly, daily the following to help me appreciate my food more.

Here are my Top 5 Tips to help you be more mindful of what you eat.

  1. Eat sitting down at the table, look at your food and when the food is placed in your mouth chew slowly.
  2. Don’t have any device next to you or any music on. If you’re sitting with the family, enjoy chatting to them. If you are on your own, enjoy the peace.
  3. Think of food as fuel for your body and remove all emotions attached to it.
  4. Try to eat at regular set times each day, that way your body will learn and understand when it’s getting fueled and should avoid any rumblings or headaches.
  5. Enjoy your food and when you’re comfortably full, finish. Place your fork down and move your plate, you really don’t have to finish everything in front of you. Now I’m not saying throw the food away, if you can place it in the fridge or the freezer.

I hope you have found value in this and let me know if you can work on one or more of these tips. In addition, if you would like this weeks freebie; “Snacks that are less than 100 calories” comment below or reach out and see you next week

Sharon 

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