Have you ever eaten something and being unable to remember eating it? A packet of crisps maybe? A bowl of popcorn whilst watching a movie? If so, this may be the article for you.
Paying attention to the way you eat, will enable you to notice patterns that will empower you to take control.
Mindful eating allows you to pay attention while you’re eating and take notice of your thoughts and feelings, at the same time experiencing all your five senses. It is the total opposite of eating without realising.
By paying more attention to what goes into your mouth moment by moment, we begin to make conscious choices about what we are eating and make smarter decisions about the choices we make to improve health and fitness goals. Mindful eating isn’t about being ‘good’ all the time; rather it inspires you into a place where you can make conscious decisions about what you eat.
Mindful eating encourages you to:
Benefits of mindful eating:
Mindful eating can create happiness around eating. Knowing that your own experience of acceptance and self compassion comes from within, empowers self control. Being able to nurture your internal experience, without having to abuse your body or jeopardise your relationship with food, generates a sense of worth.
Other benefits include:
Signs that you are not eating mindfully:
Anyone can learn to eat mindfully. Putting yourself in the present enables you to switch off eating on autopilot. As a beginner, just paying attention to the taste of your food is a great starting point, how many different flavours and textures can you notice in your mouth?
Why not give it a go?
Much love, Bree xxx