Mindful eating is a powerful thing! Unfortunately, mindless eating is the norm.
We've all done it ... eaten something on the run without taking the time to enjoy it or even consciously realize that we are eating.
Or eaten an entire bag of potato chips while sitting in front of the tv. And let's not get started on those cookie tales.
For me, the object of my mindless eating was Reese's Peanut Butter cups. I cringe to think about how many calories a day I used to mindlessly eat just in candy alone.
Studies have shown that distracted eaters weigh an average of 18% more than mindful eaters.
Below are 10 tips to get you on the path to mindful eating.
When we focus on the food, our brain becomes more satiated. Turn off the TV, put down your cell phone and get away from that computer to maximize your eating pleasure.
Use all your senses (including common sense). Look at the food. Smell the food....
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One of the biggest secrets of healthy eating is to listen to your body. Learning to listen to your body helps you to only eat what’s necessary to satisfy your hunger and stop before you overindulge. Therefore, to become in-tune with your body’s needs, you need to drop the habit of mindless eating. If you’re not aware of what you’re putting into your body, you’ll constantly overeat without even realizing it.
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In an effort to find out what healthy eating is all about, you’ve no doubt searched for which foods are good for your health and which ones you should avoid. However, even with all of this knowledge and your willingness to change, you’re still struggling to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. The reason for this is that any healthy eating knowledge is worthless without the right mindset. This post will discuss how you can get into the right frame of mind and start easily integrating healthy foods into your diet with five simple but effective mental habits.
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