One way to practice mindfulness is through the food we eat. Mindful eating is wherein we make better and healthier food choices, and listen to our body’s limits when it comes to eating. It isn’t here to stop us from our favorites, but it reminds us to take everything in moderation.
Mindful eating has a lot of perks. The first thing we learn is to listen to our bodies’ hunger cues. We only eat when our bodies want to, and make sure to eat what we can.
Second, we prevent distracted eating. One primary example is eating while watching TV. We tend not to watch how much we are eating and get surprised that we have finished off a large bag of chips by ourselves.
Third, we become conscious of the food we eat. Instead of stuffing ourselves with junk food, we find healthy alternatives. Many restaurants are offering healthy options too. You can choose from their menu, depending on your diet.
Fourth, we get to express gratitude and connect. Food is one of the best ways to bond and socialize with others. Nothing beats spending quality time with great people and great food.
Cooking and giving food out is a great way to show appreciation and gratitude. We show how much we care by making careful selections that are healthy yet delicious at the same time.
If you haven’t tried mindful eating yet, why not start it now? You can also do it by elevating all your senses while savoring not just the taste but the full dining experience. Push it a little further by consulting a professional to help you make better, tastier, and more nourishing meals!
Let’s talk and pave our journey towards peak performance by the way we nourish our bodies!