We spend a lot of time discussing the mind-body connection, but today we want to focus on the body half. Whether we want to or not, we have to slow down to eat eventually. It is in this simple and basic act that we can help or hurt ourselves, make or break a day. To begin, when we rush through eating, we can eat without realizing how our body is affected. When we skip eating, we deprive our body of vital nutrients to make it through the day. When we binge, we flood our body with excess, making us lethargic and heavy. Prolonged habits can cause lasting damage and much of it can be traced back to eating without fully connecting to the act. Today we want to start a different habit. We will eat with intention.
You too? Here are 3 things to help you do the same:
- These ways that mindful eating can help aid in digestion and keep you from mealtime multitasking, from Vogue.com
You can spend hours on a treadmill but the next health practice you should consider instituting might be mindful eating. Being thoughtful about what you eat and what works with your body is a great partner to your fitness and wellness regimen. Check out these tips on how slowing down and adding a little intention to your mealtime can help you feel great.
- These 6 ways to practice mindful eating, from Mindful.org
Wanting to get in the habit of eating with intention? It involves slowing down and focusing on what you buy and what you consume. We loved these 6 steps to go from mindless eating to mindful eating.
- This good advice on eating with intention as a way to tackle eating disorders, from the NY Times
We have seen the dramatic effects that mindlessly eating can take on our body, but it can also be an indicator of something off in your spirit and soul. Mindful eating puts the heart back into the choices you’re making and connects your mind with your actions. We loved this wisdom on how to do just that.