What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating takes time when you smell the food, enjoy the visual aesthetics of it, feel the texture in your mouth, savor the flavors. In short, you are going to slow down and enjoy your meals.
Are you able to name the spices used in the last meal you had? How long did it take you to eat your last meal? Were you on your mobile or tablet as you were eating?
Did you know that a meal should take about 20 to 30 minutes? When you eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes, you can experience indigestion and risk overeating. Try taking a breath or putting down your fork between bites to help slow your eating down even more.
Do you know what happens when you eat while being stressed? Your stress sensors keep your body from absorbing all the wonderful nutrients in that favorite meal. This is also why you are still hungry after eating a full meal.
Eating is an event where you should be present.