Mindful Eating will make a world of difference in your portion control, cravings, digestion, acid reflux, and more!
Steps to Mindful Eating:
Sit down while you eat (for at least your main meals).
Take a deep breathe before you begin to eat and in between bites during the meal or snack.
Put your food or utensil down, after every bite or sip. Don't pick it back up until you have chewed and swallowed!
Chew your food. Yes! Chew! One meal a day, practice chewing 10X every bite, 20X every bite, 30X every bite. Chewing activates saliva which aides in digestion and lets your body know when you are full!
Be present. Best choice is to turn off television, computer, put your papers and telephone away. We know, in a perfect world, right? Try it for at least one meal a day. However, no matter what you are doing, let yourself know you are eating. Think about the food. Look at it. Follow the mindful eating tips above.
*For those of you who have been following our Nutrition 101 from the beginning: In addition to Mindful Eating, we would like you to review your previous steps. Can you do better at one step? Did you forget about a step?
Get back in the nutrition game for your health, energy, weight, mind, and spirit!