How do you eat? Perhaps this is a strange question for you, but ask it yourself, and you will see that you have no answer. This happens because you do not pay attention to eating. You do this automatically, while your thoughts are far from food. While eating, you continue to think about work or watch TV, read the news. I suggest changing the situation and start eating consciously.
During mindful nutrition, you must be aware of every piece of food that enters your body. Feel its aroma, taste and its structure. Every time you sit down to eat, ask yourself the question: why are you eating now? Are you hungry or just bored?
The method of mindfulness must be applied when choosing products. Think about how this or another product will affect your body, what it will bring to your health.
We often eat only to drown out unpleasant feelings or pass the time. It does not matter for us what we eat, and this leads to many health problems and weight gain. Mindless nutrition becomes our natural way of life, and it is sad.
Switching to a mindful diet, you will see how you began to choose foods carefully, to hear signals from your body that you are full or hungry.
Despite the simplicity of the method, switching to a mindful diet is rather difficult. Nevertheless, if you start to eat consciously several times a week, it will bring you to a healthy and strong body. Over time, you will become aware of every meal and can no longer eat on the run.
Mindful nutrition helps you consume fewer calories. When you pay attention to every piece of food, carefully chew it, then you can feel the signal from your body that you already have enough. Thus, you do not overeat, which will help even lose weight.
In addition to physical influences, mindful nutrition also affects mental health. When you focus on the process of eating food, your nervous system relaxes from anxious thoughts. Your brain only thinks about food and you relax. It is like meditation.
Simple steps to help you switch to a conscious diet.
You should focus on the eating process for a couple of minutes with each meal.
When buying products, think about its benefits to your health. Choose organic foods.
If you want to eat dessert, you can do it but only with mindfulness. So you get enough quicker and eat less, and your brain does not favor stress from organizational boundaries.
Do not turn the process of mindfulness into a rigid rule. Everything should happen naturally and without stress for you. Think about yourself, about the taste of food, how you sit, what plate is in front of you.
Be aware of your feelings at the time of eating. Watch for hunger and stop eating when you feel that you are already full.
Eat slowly, take small breaks after each bite, enjoy the process, and then you will learn to realize what you eat and why.