Tips for Mindful Eating

Tips for Mindful Eating

Question for you. What were you doing the last time you ate (or is it right now)?

Most people I know eat while driving, watching a show, scrolling through social media, or working at their desk.

I want to shake things up here and suggest something radical. 

🍽️ What about doing nothing other than EATING while you eat?

It’s called mindful eating, and it might help with everything from overeating to indigestion to just everyday stress 🌸

Here are a few more tips for mindful eating:

🥣 Don’t skip meals 

If you sit down to eat feeling absolutely starving, it’s going to be hard to appreciate your food and eat slowly. 

🥣 Bring all your senses 

Take in everything about your meal—how it looks, smells, tastes, and feels in your mouth. 

🥣 Take small bites

Eat slowly and allow yourself time to fully taste the food in your mouth. 

🥣 Appreciate your food

Recognize that your food is nourishing you and be grateful for that. Mindfulness is all about holding your awareness in the moment. 

🥣 Put away distractions 

Turn off the TV, put down your phone, and focus on eating. This can be especially helpful if you tend to overeat out of boredom or emotional eating. 

 🥣 Stop when you’re full

Mindful eating means tuning into your body and acknowledging when it’s had enough food. Listen to it, and then stop when the feeling of hunger has been satisfied. 

🥣 Eat with other people 

Sharing a meal with friends or family can help you appreciate your food more and foster meaningful connections. 

These are just a few tips to help you enjoy your food more and break free from everyday distractions. Eating mindfully can also help you become aware of any negative patterns or habits that you may have in regards to eating. 

Are you ready to set down that phone and give mindful eating a try?

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