In my last post I talked about the importance of mindful eating and how it has personally brought me so much more enjoyment and thankfulness in preparing and consuming foods. I wanted to include some tips for how you can begin to practice mindful eating.
Below are some questions you can ask yourself to help guide the process of mindful eating:
-What does my body need right now? Am I feeling hungry, or desiring food to fulfill something deeper?
-How does the food look?
-How does it smell?
-What textures do I feel touching the food? What textures do I taste?
-What flavors do I notice? Do the flavors change or become stronger as I chew the food?
-Is there an aftertaste once I have swallowed the food?
-Where did this food come from? What went into the preparation to get this food here?
-What other sensations or thoughts so I experience while eating this food?
Give it a try and see how delicious your meals really can be!