In a previous post I talked about 5 ways dieting is not beneficial and can lead to weight regain. https://www.nutritionandhealthworks.com/post/discover-5-ways-your-diet-is-making-you-fat
I have used the word un-diet. Mindful eating is a way to achieve this.
What is mindful eating? And what are some of the benefits?
Mindfulness comes from a Buddhist concept of being fully aware in the present moment.
Benefits that come from mindful eating
Can help to reduce overeating and binge eating
Can help a person lose weight
Can help you deal with emotional/stress eating
Can help improve symptoms from Diabetes
Can improve digestion and nutrient absorption
Can help you savor and truly enjoy your food
Mindful eating is not a diet
There are some guidelines to use when you eat mindfully
Focus on your senses
Slow down how fast you eat
Listen to your body - Am I hungry? Am I satisfied or done eating?
Change from judgement to self care and compassion
When you eat, just eat
Eating foods that satisfy and nourish the body
I plan to talk more about mindful eating in coming posts.
Your dietitian in your pocket