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The Benefits of Mindful Eating and How to Practice It

Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying attention to the experience of eating, with all of your senses, without judgment. It is a way of being present in the moment and fully enjoying your food. When we practice mindful eating, we are more aware of our body’s hunger and fullness signals, and we can make healthier choices that nourish our body and mind.

Benefits of Mindful Eating

  1. Better digestion: When we eat mindfully, we take the time to chew our food thoroughly, which aids in digestion and helps us feel fuller faster.
  2. Improved eating habits: Mindful eating can help us break free from unhealthy eating patterns, such as emotional eating or mindless snacking.
  3. Increased satisfaction: By savoring our food and being fully present in the moment, we can enjoy our meals more and feel more satisfied.
  4. Better relationship with food: Mindful eating helps us develop a healthier relationship with food, where we view it as a source of nourishment and pleasure, rather than something to be feared or restricted.

How to Practice Mindful Eating

  1. Slow down: Take the time to eat your meals slowly and savor each bite. Put down your utensils between bites and chew your food thoroughly.
  2. Engage your senses: Pay attention to the colors, textures, and aromas of your food. Notice the sounds and sensations of chewing and swallowing.
  3. Tune into your hunger and fullness cues: Check in with your body throughout the meal and stop eating when you feel comfortably full.
  4. Minimize distractions: Turn off the TV and put away your phone during mealtime. Focus solely on the experience of eating.
  5. Practice gratitude: Take a moment to express gratitude for the food you are eating and the people and resources that made it possible.
  6. Be non-judgmental: Avoid labeling food as “good” or “bad” and avoid judging yourself for your eating habits. Simply observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment.

In conclusion, mindful eating is a powerful tool for improving our relationship with food and nourishing our body and mind. By practicing mindful eating, we can experience the joys of food and cultivate a healthier, more balanced approach to eating. Give it a try and see how it can transform your relationship with food and improve your overall well-being.

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Hi love, I’m Silvia!

I’m a specialist in starting over. 

Trauma revealed truths that took me to some faraway places for healing and wisdom. In Bali, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Laos, Hawaii and Malaysia, I soaked it up, took bold actions, and expanded what was possible for me.

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