Lockdown got you shoveling down a bag of chips without you realizing? Making frequent trips to the fridge?
Stressful times filled with emotion and maybe with boredom can cause us to eat mindlessly. But if you want to stay as healthy as possible during this isolation, you need to practice mindful eating.
Mindful eating is when you savour each bite of food and appreciate everything from the flavor to the texture, and enjoy the experience of eating, without any guilt.
Try not to let your eating behaviors become “automatic” but rather focus on eating when you are feeling physically hungry. Physical hunger is when you have that empty feeling maybe joined by some embarrassing growls.
Here are some tips to put mindful eating into practice:
Baby steps! If you are new to mindful eating, set yourself small goals to get you into the groove. Start with eating mindfully for one meal a day, and then move up from there.
Hope you find this useful and are staying safe at home!