Eating is a necessity for the aim of sustaining live. But in the recent days, eating has been a major issue of concern with increased consciousness that has led to the emergence of such concepts as healthy eating. Some of the problems that have been attributed with unhealthy eating include overweight and obesity. But guess what, if you are suffering from an eating-related problem, then mindfulness eating might just be the solution you need.
What is mindful eating? Well, let’s look at it this way. Do you have a certain time-meal that you eat regardless of whether you are hungry or not? Do you eat snack every time you come across them or whenever you are zoned in front of the television? Do you eat even when you are not hungry just because you have come across food? Do you skip meals even when hunger pangs are seriously pounding? Well, if one of these plus more not here is something familiar, then you don’t practice mindfulness eating, rather what you do is mindless eating. The most common consequence of this type of eating is overweight.
How do you observe mindfulness eating? Well, it is easy. In a nutshell, mindfulness eating is all about having manners as to observe what, how, and when you eat. Mindfulness eating is not a diet; it is simply ‘careful’ eating that involves eating when you are hungry, eating sufficient, eating right foods, and then considering where you invest the energy. Mindfulness eating is eating with attention and intention. For example, mindfulness eating requires tasting the food you eat before you start eating.
What does intention to eat mean? Intention to eat means eating because you need the energy provided by foods to the body. You should eat as a way to care for yourself. Often, some people use eating as a stress management strategy. As a result, whenever they feel stressed, they eat to do away with the stress and end up overeating and eating mindlessly.
When you eat with attention to the food you eat, then you take note and call your senses to the foods. This way, the body is able to anticipate the food. Eating with attention to the food you eat is necessary for noticing and enjoying the food. Food eaten with attention is able to make effects on your body. Eating with attention means you don’t just eat to fill your stomach, but eating because you need and are enjoying the food.
Mindful eating encompasses various aspects among them; being aware of your physical and emotional cues, recognition of those situation that cause you to eat even when not hungry, learning not to eat due to other factors other than when hungry for example anxiety, stress, choosing food that you will enjoy as well as get nourished, eating for satiety and satisfaction, and then investing the energy gained through a vibrant enough lifestyle.
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