THE BASICS OF MINDFUL EATING
Take time to appreciate the flavors, textures, and aromas of your food. Eating slowly allows you to enjoy your meal and helps you recognize when you're satisfied.
Eat with Awareness
Listen to Your Body
Before eating, check in with your body to determine if you're truly hungry. Likewise, be aware of when you're comfortably full and stop eating.
Be aware of emotional cues that may lead to eating when you're not hungry, such as stress, boredom, or sadness.
Understand Emotional Eating
Appreciate Your Food
Appreciate the work that went into growing, preparing, and serving your food. A positive relationship with food can result.
Consider the nutritional value and how certain foods make you feel. Choose foods that nourish your body and contribute to your overall well-being.
After eating, reflect on the experience. Notice how your body feels and express gratitude for the nourishment you've received.