Hello, I’m Rick Taylar, and this is Weight Loss Mindset!
Do you simply just sit and eat your meals without any distractions?
Or are you always doing something else at the same time?
Focusing on what you're eating, when you're eating, helps you lose weight.
What kind of eater are you? Do you eat slowly, or do you blast through your meal as fast as you can?
Many people are fast eaters because they're so busy. They believe they don't have enough time. Usually because of the rapid pace of modern society, filling up their lives with endless options.
What makes slowing your eating down so important.
When you're feeling calm, peaceful, and focused while you're eating it becomes more like meditation. You have full attention on what you're doing at the time when you're doing it. It sounds simple, and it is. But it can give you some deep insights about your relationship with food. You'll be aware of any emotional changes that come up.
So how can eating this way help you?
Imagine sitting down to your meal and being totally focused on what you're doing. You enjoy the experience being aware of all your senses while you're eating. You notice all the sensational flavors and smells. Your plate comes alive with all the wonderful colors, shapes and textures of the various foods. How would that feel?
It can help you repair any guilt or anxiety you might have about food.
I hope you'll try these simple ideas and become more mindful in your life. It may seem simple, but these small things can make big changes in your life over time.
As I'm sure you're aware, most, if not all, weight loss programs don't actually work. Overweight people who become slimmer usually return to their previous weight again. Most of the time they add a lot more extra weight. Yeah, I've been there too! Many times.
Here are some tips you can use for eating more mindfully.
Find a quiet place to eat.
Turn off the TV or any noisy devices. This will help you focus on eating.
Notice how you feel when you eat, how does the food make you feel.
Practice eating slower without rushing. You should take at least 20 to 30 minutes to eat your meal. It can take about 20 minutes for the brain to register that you don't need to eat anymore.
Chew your food well. Chew it for longer, not faster. Enjoy every mouthful.
Keep all distractions away from you when you're eating with a focused mind.
When you eat this way. You'll notice the exact moment you feel full. The body will tell you. Stop eating at this point. Even if there's still some food on your plate.
If you continuously eat like this and not more than about 80% full, your body will start to feel much more comfortable.
As you'll see when you eat with a focused mind, it will help you with weight loss. It can help you change your eating behaviors. And when you do this, stress is reduced.
Learn to eat slower, learn to focus on the moment, and learn to enjoy your life more.
It's well worth it.
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