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Features – Food is often the center of the holiday. Food is great, but can you have too much of a great thing? When it comes to food, the answer is yes.
It’s easy to overeat during the holiday season. One easy way to prevent overeating is to eat more consciously. Mindful eating simply means being aware of what you put in your mouth and paying attention to how it affects your body, emotions, and mind. Eating mindfully can be even more difficult when food is right in front of you.
If you’re thinking of filling another plate, take 10 before taking a few seconds.
Taking a few minutes after eating to listen to your body can help you understand your hunger cues. Talk to the people sitting at the table with you. Let’s drink water. Check your body condition after 10 minutes. Are you still hungry? Want another drink? Would you like just one more bite of your favorite dish? Or are you really full? Mindful eating isn’t about restricting yourself or sticking to a certain diet. It’s all about listening to your body.
american heart association It teaches you to make every sip a meditation. Here’s what they recommend:
- Let’s think about it: Check your hunger level before eating. You may actually be thirsty, bored, or stressed.
- evaluation: Please give it a try. What does it smell like? Do you really want it? Is it more than necessary?
- slow: Slow down so your brain can catch up with your stomach. Put down your fork after each bite and focus on the flavor.
- taste: Please enjoy your meal. Please enjoy the taste, texture, and satisfaction that meets all of your needs.
- Stop: Stop eating when you’re full. If overeating is the culprit, you don’t need to join the clean plate club.
Another way to practice mindful eating is to have fun while eating. How many times have you sat down to eat a meal and felt rushed? Perhaps you’ve been stressed out by the prep time, your adrenaline is pumping, and you feel the need to eat at breakneck speed. Maybe you’re stressed about the pile of dishes in the sink, so you rush to finish your meal in a hurry to clean them up. If you’re like me, you worry about how much food your kids will throw on the floor, so you eat quickly to minimize the mess.
Whatever the reason, eating in a hurry leaves you with no time to actually enjoy your meal. When you enjoy your meals slowly, you can better understand your body’s hunger cues. The next time you sit down to eat a delicious meal, take time to think, evaluate, savor slowly, and stop when you’re full.
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This article was originally published on USU Extension on December 2, 2020. Create a Better Health Blog.
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