5 Steps To Mindful Eating
This morning I practiced mindful eating with my daughter, Aria. Okay, well, in reality I worked on getting my 15-month-old to use her spoon and not shove bite after bite into her mouth like one of the guys in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, but the idea of eating more mindfully has indeed been on my to-do list.
Mindful eating is a challenge. Most of us are used to eating on the go — in our cars or on our walk to work — and rushing through lunch breaks or just trying to get a bite in to our own mouths in between trying to get one into our child’s. More often than not we don’t sit down and leisurely enjoy a meal, much less take the time to think about what we’re eating and savor each bite.
However, the benefits of mindful eating are greater than you might realize. Weight loss, enjoyment gain, greater gratitude and a total shift in our attitude towards food are just a few. While being mindful at every meal may be a challenge, getting started on a path to it doesn’t have to be.