Mindful eating can be a great tool to use when trying to improve your relationship with food. Let’s delve into it in a little more detail!
What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating is eating with intention and without distraction. It means deliberately tuning in, without judgement, to the thoughts and body cues that guide eating choices, as well as the sensory experience of eating.
Why try mindful eating?
Research has shown that mindful eating may help people control binge eating and overeating, enjoy food and feel more in touch with their internal hunger and fullness cues.
Tips to mindfully eat:
Mindful eating techniques can be employed at every meal, or at a selected meal each day. Some people find it easier to choose one meal a day to start off with and go from there!
Some tips include:
Remember, there is no right or wrong way to practice mindful eating. It is important to be kind to yourself and remember that practice and consistency is key.
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