Eat mindfully

23 Apr 2020

Mindful eating means being more aware of all the bodily sensations associated with eating, as well as with feelings of hunger and satiety. It’s a useful tool for weight loss.

Mindful eating means being more aware of all the bodily sensations associated with eating, as well as with feelings of hunger and satiety. It’s a useful tool for weight loss.

To make eating mindfully easier, we have 4 helpful tips for you:

  1. Assess and reassess your hunger

    Before you start eating consider how hungry you are. After a few bites ask yourself again. The rule of thumb is to eat when you start feeling the physical symptoms of hunger and stop when you're comfortably full and satisfied (not stuffed).

  2. Slow down

    Eating more slowly allows you to taste each bite as well as pay attention to your satiety levels. It helps your body to break down food properly, thus easing your digestion.

  3. Stay focused and limit distractions

    When you eat you should be focused only on the food. Mindless staring into the TV or phone can lead to ignoring satiety cues and overeating.

  4. Explore your cravings

    Rather than trying to talk yourself out of a craving, allow yourself to explore it. Cravings are simply body sensations and when we try to resist or ignore them, they tend to get stronger. Instead notice what the craving feels like in your body, ask yourself what’s going on, what could be triggering it.