The beginner’s guide to mindful eating (and how it can help)
Eating food is healthy. It’s a vital, natural and gratifying activity for keeping hunger pangs at bay. It nourishes your body with nutrients. And can provide social and spiritual wellbeing. Yet in our calorie-rich, diet-obsessed world, eating food is often full of angst and guilt-ridden instead. Maybe you can relate?
We tend to put food into our mouths out of habit – almost unconsciously. Mindful eating is the opposite. It’s when you learn to pay attention to and respond to your body’s signals – not your emotional triggers. So rather than not really tasting the food you’re eating, you start to notice why you feel like eating in the first place. You tune into your thoughts and feelings. You become aware of the sensations. Instead of reacting mindlessly to triggers, a mindful approach enables you to break habits that no longer serve you. It creates space between your triggers and your actions – giving you time to choose how you’ll respond.
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