What The 'Heck' Does EATING MINDFULLY, Actually Mean?
Jun 7, 2016 | By: The Health Coach Is In....
SO WHAT DOES EATING MINDFULLY ACTUALLY MEAN?
Hello, Dyan here (The Health Coach Is In) to help you learn what mindful eating is all about and how it can help you reduce your belly and keep your weight down.
BUT FIRST, WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT EATING MINDFULLY ANYWAY?
In this modern world we eat for convenience rather than for nutrition. We eat for instant gratification rather than long-term health benefits.
Can you imagine learning a new way of slow eating in which you actually get to experience the tastes and textures of your food rather than wolfing it down in a hurry or snacking on the go?
SO WHAT IS MINDFUL EATING?
MINDFUL EATING means taking the time to honor your food by choosing high quality food, preparing it with care and eating it slowly and mindfully using your senses (sight, taste, smell) to really enjoy it.
It means allocating quiet time to prepare and enjoy eating your meal without rushing or multi-tasking at the same time.
MINDFUL EATING will help you see the food you eat as medicine that not only nourishes your whole system, but also tastes delicious!
MINDFUL EATING is a way of saying to yourself: "I respect my body enough to be mindful of what I put into it and of the way I eat."
Think of this type of eating as a meditation. It means choosing to be present with your food and the way you eat it.
HOW WILLI KNOWWHEN IT'S TIME FORME TO LEARN TO EAT MINDFULLY?
Glad you asked!
It's time for you to practice mindful eating if you answer "YES" to any of these tendencies or symptoms:
YOU get bloated after eating
YOU tend to scoff down your food like there's no tomorrow
YOU eat just to feel full not to enjoy the tastes
YOU eat to numb out
YOU want to learn to enjoy healthy food
YOU crave sugar or starchy foods
YOU feel lethargic after eating
YOU tend to gain weight easily, especially around your belly
YOU feel addicted to eating foods that aren't healthy for you, but you can't stop!
If you answered "YES" to any of the symptoms or tendencies above, then it's time to learn to eat mindfully.
Take a step-by-step process to learn how to eat mindfully and then find out what's been blocking you, from eating mindfully. When you check in with yourself you are being MINDFUL and that's Intuitive Eating.
With Intuitive Eating you will learn how to slow down and focus your attention on what's happening in your body and mind, from moment to moment.
You'll become less reactive to your food triggers.
And you'll honor your health by eating (mindfully) and choosing foods you enjoy and stop eating those foods when you're comfortably full.
Embrace the plate and learn to live again because nothing feels as good as living in a body that feels just right to you. There is a solution to get to this place and it is in this program.