Mindful Eating

I saw this article in the news today. It makes so much sense. Being mindful of what and when you are eating can help us get to that healthy place faster.
The article states:

Being fully present around food particularly helps if you eat in response to your emotions. “It has helped my clients pinpoint why it is they are overeating, so they uncovered their source of non-physical hunger. Maybe they are hungry for more time with a spouse — or even more time for themselves. It’s often a deep thing, and eating was a way to numb their feelings. By sitting down and figuring out the root cause of the mindless eating, they achieve a more balanced life,” Passerrello said.

Taking a pause before your first bites can help you become more in tune with your hunger cues.
“To improve mindfulness, check in with yourself before a meal or snack,” Passerrello said. “Ask yourself, on a scale 1 to 10, how hungry are you? And when you’re done, how full are you? A ’10’ is Thanksgiving full; ‘1’ is famished.”

Passerrello recommends staying between a 3 and a 7. For example, if you start eating when you’re between a 3 and a 5, when you are done, you might be between a 5 and a 7. “You don’t want to start too hungry or too full, and you don’t want to finish too hungry or too full.”

Additionally, turning off any distractions while eating can help you focus on the flavor and texture of food, so you are more likely to enjoy every bite you eat.

A New Year, New Food Resolution: Mindful Eating

While you are at the website there are also some other great articles to read about health!  Here are the links:

How To Reduce Your Calorie Intake by 30%

A New Year, New Food Resolution:  Cook at Home

A New Year, New Food Resolution:  More Fruits and Veggies

A New Year, New Food Resolution:  Water

How To Stop Overeating Using Mindfulness