….Whoever said you needed to give up ____ to be healthy, never heard of mindful eating. Whether trying to lose weight, combat cravings, or simply enjoy food even more, the benefits to mindful eating are endless.
Learn to Stop Mindless Eating
As a senior studying dietetics who has learned the hard way that taking the stress out on my food never helps the way I want it to, I am beyond excited to share this short video that I put together for my Nutrition Communications class so you can start achieving your life-long health goals with mindful eating.
Anna (left) and Katie ((me!) right) dive deep into statistics and research
Find Out: What Is Mindful Eating?
Pause, take a deep breath, and flex your savor muscle. Just like any skill, it takes practice to get good at it. It is asking yourself, what does the food look like? Where did it come from? Why am I eating it? What does it smell like…sound like…feel like? Do I like it? What do I like about it? How does it feel when I chew it? Is it crunchy? Moist? Hot?
Get Advice From An Expert
Registered Dietitian Rachel Clark of Purdue University discusses what mindful eating is, how it has benefitted her clients, and how to get started eating more mindfully.
I incorporated knowledge from the professor who initially taught me about mindful eating, Rachel Clark, MS, RD, CSST into the video. She taught me how mindful eating is about eating without distractions or negative judgement, and enjoying the foods you like with acceptance.
Will it be effective for you?
Learn how to recognize triggers for eating. Just taking a second to take a deep breath and rationalize emotions can help to take just one candy bar and savor it- instead of 5 and still wanting more.
Would you believe that people actually make healthier choices and have effortless weight loss when they eat whatever they want whenever they want, mindfully?
At least once a day, practice mindful eating.
This means stop, and do nothing, but eat. Yes, turn off the t.v., close the laptop, and take even just 5 minutes to enjoy it. Pay attention and appreciate its taste and texture, and be grateful for the food and where it came from.
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