“The place and the food should be appropriate. What we eat is very important. Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. Tell me where you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
We are what we consume. If we look deeply into what and how much we consume every day, we’ll come to know our own nature very well. We have to eat, drink, and consume, but if we do it unmindfully, we may destroy
our body and our consciousness.”―
“I really regret eating healthy today,” -said no one ever!
Learn to make peace with food. So many of us struggle with our eating habits and body image. Our emotions are often tied to eating; we use food to celebrate, relieve stress, and console us if we’ve had a bad day. So instead of turning to fad diets and weight loss gimmicks, consider changing your attitude about food. Learn to pay attention to your emotions surrounding your daily food choices and discover how you can bring more awareness to how you fuel your body.
Try these tips to improve your relationship with food by bringing more mindfulness to your meals.
- Drink a full glass of water before your meals. This will help curb your hunger and help you to make better decisions regarding the amount of food you eat.
- Try to avoid snacking in between meals. Quite often we snack without thinking about the quality, quantity, or taste of our food. Consider limiting yourself to one snack if needed during the day.
- Make a habit of sitting down at the table when you eat meals or snacks. This allows you to bring more mindfulness to the taste of your food and how much you eat.
- Take a few days to time your meals and focus on chewing your food more completely. Learn to pay attention to the consistency and the flavor of your meals.
- Celebrate all your meals no matter how big or small. Take time to set the table. prepare a beautiful plate, and then pause and express gratefulness for having food to eat.
Put more thought into the importance of food and how it affects your mood, energy levels, and overall health. By becoming more mindful of your food choices, you will begin to see the relationship with what you eat and how it affects your overall health.