Mindful eating allows us to change habits so we feel confident, joyful and stress-free about food choices.It is the key to unlocking our health potential.
This precious moment is all that we have. Right now. Brian Blade
WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING?
Mindful eating involves paying full attention to the experience of eating and drinking, both inside and outside the body. We pay attention to the colors, smells, textures, flavors, temperatures, and even the sounds (crunch!) of our food.
We pay attention to the experience of the body. Where do we feel hunger? Where do we feel satisfaction? What does half-full feel like?
We also pay attention to the mind. Without judgment, we watch when the mind gets distracted, pulling away from full attention to what we are eating or drinking. We watch the impulses that arise after we've taken a few sips or bites: to grab a book, to turn on the TV, to distract the mind in some way.
Now, we have a choice. When we notice that the mind is distracted, we can follow the distraction and stop eating.
Alternatively, we can return to just being present with our food and the work of eating it.