How to be a mindful when eating
Obese people have been able to improve eating habits with mindfulness training.
Here are some tips on how to do it.
Mindful eating starts with your body.
Pay attention to it.
When you sit to eat.
Take three breaths.
Relax the body.
Let go of the tension.
Ask yourself: Am I hungry?
Observe your hunger cues.
Observe your food before you start to eat.
Grab your fork.
Look at the food and then slowly eat.
Put the fork down between each bite.
Stay quiet while eating.
Before each bite notice your body.
Relax if you are rushing.
Slow your breath.
Re- start eating.
Listen to hunger.
When the plate is clean.
Wait 3- 5 minutes before getting up.
Become mindful of the breath.
Slow down your breathing.
“Refrain from discussing subjects that can destroy your awareness of the food you are eating” Thich Nhat Hanh
How can you be more mindful when you eat?