What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating is about being present in the moment when eating and enjoying the meal before you. Its also about listening to your bodies cues in respect to hunger, satiety and taste. It involves:
Sitting when eating a meal
Slowing your pace when eating, taking smaller bites, chewing for longer and taking breaks between bites.
Eating away from distraction such as television, phones or the computer.
Listening to your bodies hunger and full signalling and letting these cues guide your decision making on when to begin and finish eating.
Choosing foods that are both pleasurable to eat and which nourish your body.
Eating with all of your senses; taste, smell, touch, sight and feel.
Being aware of the effect the food you eat is having on your body. Do you respond well or do you experience burping, bloating, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea?
Being aware of emotional eating patterns
Knowing and having respect for where your food comes from.
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