Surely this commitment requires a transformation in your lifestyle, how you relate to the world and how you eat. That’s why the wise phrase “you are what you eat” describes exactly the importance of eating and nourishing well. We are what we eat.
But, what is mindful eating all about?
Mindful eating, also called conscious eating, is a process of relating to food in a healthier way. It is not about dieting to lose weight, but about paying attention to nutrition: What to eat? How to eat? How to prepare food? Mindfulness can be taken to everyday moments such as mealtimes. The expert Carlos Ruiz Feltrer proposes in his manual Mindfulness Práctico that we try to eat at least one meal a day with full awareness: eating in silence, without conversation, to be able to concentrate on the texture and taste of food.
Why is it important to be aware of what we eat?
Nutrition equals health. Daily consumption of essential nutrients is indispensable for good physical and mental development. We also need to know what to eat and when to eat; your body gives you clues and asks you for certain types of food according to its needs and according to the moment. To be aware of what we eat is to guarantee a conscious nutrition.
For these reasons today we want to share with you, ways top ut mindful eating into practice and the benefits you reap should you decide to start eating consciously
- Improved digestion – mindful eating advocates the importance of chewing. The more you chew, the more time your saliva has to secrete the enzyme ptyalin.
- Weight gain management – be aware of the amount you are ingesting by chewing slowly.
- Anxiety control – Allows you to distinguish a true feeling of hunger from the “urge” to just want to eat for the sake of eating.
- Turn the TV off
- Put your cell away
- Use your senses
- Be grateful
- Eat when you are hungry
Source: CPC cpn plena conciencia