Now more than ever, people are invested in self-care. With a new and broader definition, we are looking for easy and effective ways to practise and prioritise taking care of ourselves.
One of the biggest aspects of self-care involves meditation and mindfulness. Mindfulness is an ancient practice based on Zen Buddhism; it involves increasing your awareness on being present in the current moment. You become intensely aware of how you’re feeling and living without interpretation, evaluation or judgement.
An important aspect of mindfulness is mindful eating, read on to learn all about mindful eating, including some of the best tips to help you practice it:
What Is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating is an approach to food which considers paying attention and being mindful of our eating behaviours, environment without any evaluation or judgement. This encourages people to savour their experience with food and make more health-conscious choices with their food selections.
What Is Mindless Eating?
Mindless eating often occurs when the brain is distracted, and the person is unaware of how much food they’re consuming. It’s characterised by numerous factors including emotional eating and disinhibition (eating when you’re not hungry).