You may have heard the term ‘mindful eating’ but not been entirely sure what that means. We explain what mindful eating is, and why it’s so important. We believe it has great potential to positively impact everyone’s relationship with food.
Mindful eating explained
Mindful eating, by definition, is to eat with intention and awareness.
In a diet-obsessed era, and a society with an overabundance of food, we tend to mindlessly overeat, particularly when standing up in the kitchen, watching television or in front of a computer. These inefficient eating habits reduce our awareness of what we’ve consumed and in what quantity.
By practicing the ancient art of mindful eating, it will have profound results in our modern-day culture, removing the love-hate relationship with food, something many people struggle with on a daily basis.
How to eat mindfully
- Eat with the intention to nourish and care for your body
- Pay attention to what you are eating. Notice the abundance of colours, textures and flavours you are sensing.
By using our senses to observe our food, it draws our mind to the present, in turn allowing us to:
- Choose food for enjoyment and nourishment rather than a solution to other emotional issues
- Eat for satisfaction and satiety
- Fuel your body to live your life to it’s fullest potential