Good food should be enjoyed, slowly, with thought and emotion.
Did you know that there are dietary and weight loss benefits by simply slowing down to think about, plan, eat, and enjoy high quality food?
By becoming aware of the positive and nurturing qualities of food selections, and being aware of hunger and satiety cues, you can develop a mindful eating process where you respect your inner relationship with food and the wisdom with which you make your food choices.
It may be used as an opportunity to meditate upon your thoughts, emotions and feelings in the present, ultimately reducing stress hormone levels that lead to weight gain.
According to the Center for Mindful Eating, “positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. By using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body, acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment, and becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating you can change your relationship to food.”