It’s totally normal to overeat, eat quickly, or eat unhealthy food on occasion! However, there are more and more people who are making these habits versus on occasion.
Mindful eating is the practice of not comparing or judging ourselves… or others. It’s taking the time to understand the taste, textures, thoughts, and emotions associated with our food.
Think about it this way, if you go up to someone and try to tell them something important but they are distracted or not listening, you may feel a missed connection, or unheard right? Well, when we don’t pay attention to what we eat, it gives us the false idea that food doesn’t matter or serve it’s purpose, leaving us unsatisfied or not feeling full.
Research shows that when people eat while they are distracted or multitasking, they eat faster, have larger portion sizes, don’t remember what they’ve eaten, feel significantly less full, and continue to ear more throughout the day!
Mindful eating is the practice of slowing down and eating without distractions. The more you practice, the better you will master the art of being mindful and fast! Think about the way a chef masters chopping vegetables. The faster they chop, the more mindful they have to be!