Day 13 of Small Changes: Mindful Eating
Sunday, February 22, 2015
This challenge suggested a 7 day experiment to help you become aware of why you are eating. Often when we want to eat it not really because we are hungry. Identifying why we eat helps us deal with the triggers. Planning food intake divided between 3 meals and 2 snacks helps us be mindful of what we are eating. Writing down when we have the urge to eat something that isn't planned helps identify potential triggers for eating for other reasons than hunger. Tracking food is also important to help see patterns. I track mine during the planning stage.
Eating without distractions instead of multitasking also helps us to be mindful of what we are eating and how it makes us feel. Taking time to eat food slowly and savor it helps us to be more satisfied.