Mindful Eating

Eat your meals mindfully today. Mindful eating has been associated with an improved relationship with food, increased weight loss in obese individuals, improvement in Diabetes, and more! Follow this brief outline to eat a meal mindfully today.

  1. Sit down at a table
  2. Take a bite and put down your fork
  3. Place your hands on the table and chew
  4. Experience all the flavor, tastes, and texture that your food provides you
  5. Then pick the fork back up and repeat
  6. Think about any emotions, memories, or feelings that come up while you eat the food

 

If you find this hard to do, try to incorporate just 1-2 bites of mindful eating per day to start and ease your way into this way of eating. Eventually mindful eating will become second nature to you. You might even find that meals provide a moment of relaxation in your day instead of something to rush through on your break from work or in between classes.

Love this and want to learn more? Check out the Center for Mindful Eating website for more resources and activities.

My name is Emma Petshow and I am a 4th year naturopathic medical student at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. For more about myself, check out my bio or my LinkedIn. This blog is intended for information about preventive health and lifestyle improvement. The information contained on this blog is not to be used as medical advice. For specific medical advice you should consult your physician.

 

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