7 Mindful Eating tips to help you rediscover food freedom.
Below are 7 Mindful Eating tips to help you spark your intuitive connection to physical nourishment and discover food freedom.
What if I told you that you could eliminate out-of-control eating, upgrade your relationship with food, and nourish your body by making one simple change?
You can, thanks to mindfulness. Mindful eating provides you the opportunity to develop a deeper connection with your food and your body. This one change can make a profound impact not only on how you feel but also, on your waistline, energy, and overall health.
Imagine being able to identify exactly what your body needs to be nourished and whole. The more you practice mindful eating, the easier it becomes to eat intuitively. Rather than being driven by cravings and false hunger signals, you will be able to clearly and quickly recognize what your body is truly calling for.
No longer will you be held hostage by your cravings or attracted to low-vibe Franken foods.
Mindful eating takes time and practice but it’s one of the most powerful tools you can develop to completely shift your relationship with food and transform your eating habits and health for good.
How do you do this?
GIVE MEALS A PRIORITY in your daily schedule:
Creating space in your schedule for eating allows you the opportunity to slow down and adequately nourish yourself. It creates time and space for ritual and devotion around mindful eating. Simply pull out your calendar and get started. No more excuses or missed meals – schedule your meals as you would daily appointments.
BE IN THE MOMENT:
Commit to being fully present- eat ONLY when you are sitting down at the table. Eliminate all distractions like watching TV, driving, being on the computer, phone, Ipad, etc. Studies have shown that distracted eaters consume up to 25% more calories throughout the day.
Notice how your food smells, and what it looks like, and notice the texture and flavor.
- Put your fork down between bites. Do not pick up your fork back up until you have swallowed the previous bit.
- If you are a fast eater, practice “pacing yourself” with the slowest eater at the table.
Practice chewing your food 20-30 times. This takes practice for hurried eaters but can make a huge difference if how much you eat. At the very least, this practice will force you to slow down.
EAT UNTIL YOU’RE 80% FULL:
Try it! Try to stop eating before your meal is 1/2 finished or eat until 2/3rd of your meal is finished. Can you imagine how much better you would feel and look if you never overeat again?
Check-in with yourself 1-2 hours after your meal and write down how you feel in your food journal. Are you still satiated? Are you sleepy? Are you bloated etc.? This provides you with awareness and feedback. You can’t make changes until you are aware of what needs to change.