Questions to Help You Adopt Meditative Eating
With each passing year, people resolve to become better versions of themselves. Among their top resolutions lies leading a healthy lifestyle. In order to achieve this goal, they vow to become more mindful of what they consume.
However, today’s hectic lifestyle marred with stressful days has largely resulted in unhealthy eating habits.
Nowadays, it is a common occurrence to eat while engaging in other activities. This makes it challenging to focus on your meals.
You can become mentally disengaged from your meals if you eat while;
- Working on your computer or watching television
- Engaging in conversation
- Listening to music and,
According to statistics, people who do other things while eating weigh 18% more than those who focus on their plates.
Eating while at the right mindset is not only helpful in weight management, but also on the overall health.
Eating with awareness can help you to choose;
- What you eat.
- How much to eat.
- When you eat and,
- Become aware of when your body has had enough food.
Below is a guide on how to adopt mindful eating
1.Do not eat to kill stress
When hungry, people become low in energy which can dampen their moods. This shifts after they have eaten. In places where food is plentiful, people turn to food to make themselves feel better. When you become aware of your relationship with your food, you realize what you are hungry for has nothing to do with eating.
2.Enjoy food preparation.
Take time to enjoy the smell of the food prior to and during cooking. This helps your brain to prepare your body for the food it’s about to receive.
3.Savor the moment.
Sit at the dining table and enjoy the gift of food. Sip a drink between bites and avoid eating hurriedly. In order to avoid becoming conditioned into a programmed mindset, asking yourself these questions will help you decide what to eat.
- What will it do for me?
- What effect will it have on my body, my weight and, my health?
- How will I feel after I eat it?
- Will I feel energized and healthy or sluggish and guilty?
Meditative eating is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. It can help you make good decisions now, and in the future!
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