Mindful eating can prevent overeating and help you build healthier eating habits.
When we mindlessly eat: we eat on autopilot and don’t pay attention to why, when, what, how, and how much we eat.
Before Your Meal
Listen to Your Body
Eat when you feel physically hungry: signs include low energy and a growling stomach.
If you’re reaching for food but you’re not hungry, take a step back and figure out why — are you bored? Upset? Then ask yourself if you actually want, or need, to eat at that very moment.
During Your Meal
Chew slowly, and enjoy the meal with all your senses. When all your senses are engaged in the eating process, you’ll get more enjoyment out of the meal. You also pay more attention to the taste of the food
Listen to Your Body (Again)
Stop eating when you’re full — you don’t have to finish everything on your plate. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to send out signals that you are full, so eat slowly!
Tips to slow down: Switch hands! If you’re right-handed, use your left hand to hold your fork and take smaller mouthfuls by replacing your tablespoon with a teaspoon.
Whiles on our amazing weight loss program we also recommend eating 3 times a day as not eating is considered cheating.